Higher education research company ranks Murray State No 3. best public university in Kentucky

Murray State University has been recognized by higher education research resource Niche in its “2021 Best Colleges in America” rankings.

The annual rankings, which compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities across the United States, are based on academic, admissions, student life and financial data along with student and alumni reviews.

Murray State University has been recognized by higher education research resource Niche in its “2021 Best Colleges in America” rankings.
Murray State University has been recognized by higher education research resource Niche in its “2021 Best Colleges in America” rankings.

Murray State is ranked as the top regional public, comprehensive university in the state of Kentucky among its peers with high marks across academics, diversity, athletics, value and campus life. Overall, the University was ranked in the top third of universities in the country.

Murray State continues to reinforce its “high-quality, high-impact, best value” promise that has been recognized by multiple national publications. The University has been named a “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly, one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes for 12 straight years and a “Top-Tier University” by U.S. News & World Report for 29 consecutive years. In addition, the University has been recognized nationally for campus safety initiatives and within the past year, the city of Murray has been named one of the nation’s top 50 safest college towns. 

Students interested in joining the Racer Family for the fall 2021 semester can learn more, schedule a virtual or on-campus visit and apply for admission at admissions.murraystate.edu.

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