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Murray State University nearing all-time freshmen record as 2023-24 academic year begins

MURRAY, Ky. — As Murray State University prepares for the start of the 2023-24 academic year on Aug. 15, the University is approaching the all-time freshmen record. With enrollment numbers materializing in the coming weeks, this year’s freshman class at Murray State will be one of the largest, if not the largest, in the institution’s history. 

Based on preliminary data, the University’s overall student enrollment includes representation from each of the 50 states for the first time. This year’s overall enrollment also includes students from 55 countries worldwide. 

Murray State’s campus housing will be at or near capacity at the start of the fall semester, with the University having secured additional off-campus housing for a small number of upperclassmen students. 

The University began welcoming students to campus earlier this month as part of its long-standing Great Beginnings program, which offers fun activities and events to acclimate students to the campus and greater community. 

The official 2023-24 enrollment report will be completed in a few weeks.

“We are very excited to share this preliminary snapshot of enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year at Murray State University, particularly the potentially historic size of this year’s freshman class,” said Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson. “For many months, numerous individuals across campus have worked extremely hard to engage with prospective students and their families, letting them know how Murray State University is a great fit for their expectations and aspirations to be successful as students, graduates and alumni of this special place. We are looking forward to a tremendous academic year.” 

Recognized nationally as one of America’s best college values, Murray State has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the country for 32 consecutive years. In the publication’s most recent rankings last fall, Murray State was named a top 10 regional university in quality and value. 

Murray State was also highlighted within the past year as the best value for students seeking a college degree by Washington Monthly in its “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings and ForbesMoney Magazine and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Prospective students interested in joining the Racer family can learn more, schedule a campus or virtual visit and apply for admission at admissions.murraystate.edu.

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