High schools and school districts can contact the University’s Office of recruitment for more information or to schedule a visit by Racer faculty and staff

Murray State University administration, including President Dr. Bob Jackson continue to visit area high schools to share more about the University’s offerings and overall college experience with prospective college students, as well as providing updates on important partnerships between Murray State and school districts.
Murray State University administration, including President Dr. Bob Jackson continue to visit area high schools to share more about the University’s offerings and overall college experience with prospective college students, as well as providing updates on important partnerships between Murray State and school districts.

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University administration, including President Dr. Bob Jackson continue to visit area high schools to share more about the University’s offerings and overall college experience with prospective college students, as well as providing updates on important partnerships between Murray State and school districts.  

Most recently, Jackson, along with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tim Todd and Dean of the College of Education and Human Services Dr. David Whaley, visited Christian County High School in Hopkinsville on Oct. 26. They were joined by former Murray State Board of Regents Chair and mayor of Hopkinsville Dan Kemp, current Board of Regents Chair Jerry Rhoads and Board of Regents member Virginia Gray as well as Christopher Bentzel, Christian County Public Schools Superintendent. 

The visit covered enhanced partnerships between the University and Christian County schools, such as Murray State’s teacher certification program as well as academic programs offered at the University’s Hopkinsville Regional Campus. 

Another important partnership between the University and numerous high schools is the Racer Academy dual-credit program, which provides a nationally-ranked educational experience for high school juniors and seniors who are looking to get ahead in their college experience. Students can meet their high school course requirements while earning college credits at the same time. Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is underway and additional information is available at murraystate.edu/raceracademy or by contacting Racer Academy Coordinator Lisa Schmidt at lschmidt@murraystate.edu or 270-809-2159.

“We appreciate the collaboration and support of high school administrators and teachers in our primary service region and beyond,” said Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson. “Even in challenging times, continuing to build these relationships is important so that prospective students can learn more about Murray State University and the opportunities found here. We encourage school districts to reach out to us. Let us know how we can help, whether that is a visit to their school, or arranging an on-site or virtual campus visit with us.”

High school visits such as these allow prospective students to learn more about the University’s academic programs, test-optional admissions process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, campus life and much more. 

Students interested in joining the Racer Family can learn more, schedule a virtual or on-campus visit and apply for admission at admissions.murraystate.edu. Applicants can use RACERREADY by November 30, 2020 to have the one-time application fee waived.

High school administrators, principals and superintendents are encouraged to contact the office of recruitment at 270-809-2896 or email msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu to learn more about how the University can assist by visiting their school.

Recognized as one of America’s best college values, Murray State offers 145 academic programs, nearly 180 student organizations, and within the past several months, has received the following national accolades related to quality, value and student success:

“Top-Tier University” by U.S. News & World Report – 30 consecutive years

“Best Bang for the Buck” – Washington Monthly

“2020 Best College” – Money Magazine

“2021 Best Colleges in America” – Niche

“2021 Best College” – Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

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