Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S.News and World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The 2017 rankings list Murray State as one of the best public regional universities in the South, marking the University’s 26th consecutive year of top tier rankings by the reputable college guide. The 2017 U.S.News Best Colleges rankings offer data on more than 1,800 schools, of which 1,374 are ranked.
Murray State was tied for 35th in the Regional Universities (South) category and ranked 12th in the Top Public Schools – Regional Universities (South) category.
“Being recognized for the 26th consecutive year by U.S.News and World Report as one of the top universities continues to emphasize the great value of a Murray State education,” said Murray State president Bob Davies. “We are steadfast in our commitment to affording endless opportunities to Murray State students as they prepare to become leaders in our community, region, country and world.”
Murray State ranked 25th regionally in the Best Colleges for Veterans category, a ranking that recognizes schools which participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. Specific programs that were also recognized include Murray State’s engineering program and business program.
Earlier this year, Murray State University was recognized as a 2016 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly, one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes and a 2016 Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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