University ranks as the top public regional comprehensive university in Kentucky and among peers in a multi-state region

Murray State University continues to be ranked highly by niche.com based on multiple factors with emphasis on academics, value, faculty engagement with students, campus quality and student life.
Murray State University continues to be ranked highly by niche.com based on multiple factors with emphasis on academics, value, faculty engagement with students, campus quality and student life.

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University continues to be ranked highly by niche.com based on multiple factors with emphasis on academics, value, faculty engagement with students, campus quality and student life.  

The data, based on nationally-normed data from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and several other federal entities, ranks the University as the highest among public regional comprehensive universities in Kentucky in overall ranking, academics, value and campus quality, and ties for first place with professor engagement, student life and safety.  

Additionally, in comparison with other regional, public universities in a multi-state region, Murray State leads the rankings in overall score.

Recent niche.com reviews from students within the past three months include the following:

“Murray was just the right size, had a beautiful campus, very nice people, helpful professors (overall) and a community pride. Everything was close and it was very affordable.”

“I have enjoyed all of my time spent at Murray State and the surrounding community. The faculty and staff at the school is the best there is! They are really there to teach you and help you learn!”

“It’s a great place and there’s lots of diversity! The town is very friendly and welcoming and everyone makes sure that you feel at home. This school is my happy place.”

“I absolutely love Murray State. The faculty and staff are so friendly.”

Recognized as one of America’s best college values, Murray State has been recognized nationally for both quality and value within the past year by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, Money Magazine and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Students interested in joining the Racer Family for the 2021-22 academic year can learn more, schedule a campus visit and apply today at admissions.murraystate.edu.

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