MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 34th year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2019, marking the University’s 28th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable college guide.

The U.S. News rankings, which include nearly 1,400 colleges and universities, are based on several key measures of quality, such as graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

Murray State was ranked 34th in the Regional Universities (South) category, 11th in the Top Public Schools – Regional Universities (South) category and 56th in the Best Value Regional Universities (South) category.

Both the University’s undergraduate engineering program and business program ranked again on the U.S. News & World Report list in 2019 with notable gains in their respective categories from the previous year.

“Recognition from a nationally-respected college resource such as U.S. News & World Report for 28 consecutive years indicates that Murray State University continues to provide incredible resources, support and opportunities for our students to succeed and achieve their dreams,” said Murray State Interim President Bob Jackson. “Rankings such as these do not come easily. We have always prided ourselves on both the quality of our academic offerings and the ability for our students to pursue their passions with personalized support from faculty and staff throughout their academic journey.”

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