Students interested in becoming a Racer encouraged to visit

MURRAY, Ky. — Admission for the fall 2021 semester at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today.

Murray State offers on-campus courses at its main Murray location as well as five regional campuses and educational presences in Paducah, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell. The University also offers many degrees and classes entirely online, providing a flexible higher education experience to accommodate any schedule.

With the application for fall 2021 and spring 2022 now open, the University continues to invest in an enhanced Murray campus, coupled with new academic programs and student life initiatives.

Admission for the fall 2021 semester at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today.

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. 

Additions to campus include new nationally-recognized dining chains such as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Steak n’ Shake. Racer Dining has also added Tres Habaneros and Sub Connection in the Curris Center.

The University looks to build on its positive momentum over the past academic year, including significant growth in several key fall 2020 enrollment categories, new and innovative academic programs and recognition from national publications such as Forbes and Washington Monthly. Based on University data as of Aug. 25, Murray State has experienced two straight years with increases in new freshman, transfer and graduate students.

New academic programs at Murray State include specializations in game development, civil and sustainability engineering and unmanned aerial systems, as well as the new Center for Computer and Information Technology. 

As of fall 2020, the University offers 145 academic programs and more than 170 student organizations, encompassing a variety of shared academic and personal interests. For a complete list of academic programs, please visit A directory of student organizations is available at

For those seeking a graduate degree, Murray State offers programs ranging from master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees to certifications and more. Earning an advanced degree is simpler than ever at the University; classes are offered both on campus and online, accommodating any schedule. 

Murray State offers a wide variety of practical graduate degrees, including master’s degrees in agriculture, business administration, history, information systems, occupational safety and health, education and more. Doctoral degrees include a Doctor of Nursing Practice, education in P-20 and community leadership and a Doctor of Arts in English pedagogy and technology. Visit for more information on graduate programs or to apply.

Murray State invites prospective students interested in becoming a #FutureRacer to visit for general information about the University, to schedule an in-person or virtual campus visit and apply for admission. 

Students looking to transfer to Murray State for the fall and spring semesters are encouraged to visit Admission staff are available to discuss credit hour transfer, scholarship information and more at 270-809-3350 or

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