MURRAY, Ky. (October 30, 2013) — Murray State University has, for the second consecutive year, posted an all-time high enrollment. A 1 percent increase on last fall’s number moves the Murray State enrollment figure up to an estimated 10,943 students. Enrollment data is being provided to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Earlier this year, a survey by Moody’s Investors Service found that many colleges and universities could expect a decline in enrollment due to the cumulative effects of the last several years of the economy such as lowered family incomes and the specter of uncertain job prospects. To counter nationwide trends, Murray State University offers aggressive financial aid packages coupled with affordable tuition and an education that sets students up for success after graduation. That education includes a 15:1 student/teacher ratio and hands-on opportunities for students to learn.
“We are so pleased to have a record enrollment of students at Murray State University this year. Our challenge and obligation is to retain these students as they progress toward graduation, provide them with outstanding educational opportunities, and ensure that they are prepared to enter the job market and become productive citizens,” said Dr. Tim Miller, interim president at MSU.
Murray State University makes a concerted effort to not only recruit students to the campus, but to also encourage them to stay the course. “The recruitment and retention of students takes the entire university community, and the efforts that go into attracting a student are beyond measure,” noted Fred Dietz, executive director for enrollment management. “I believe our students realize after visiting our campus that Murray State has a valuable package to offer. We offer an affordable price for an outstanding education and the ideal student life experience. The growth we experienced this year is something to celebrate.”