National accolades continue to be received by Murray State University, as the institution has been recognized by both Forbes and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education for quality and value.

MURRAY, Ky. — National accolades continue to be received by Murray State University, as the institution has been recognized by both Forbes and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education for quality and value.

Forbes has named Murray State as one of “America’s Top Colleges” in 2021.  For more than 12 years, Murray State has been recognized nationally by Forbes and in 2021, Murray State is the highest-ranked regional public university in Kentucky.

Murray State has been recognized again this year nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education in its 2022 college rankings. 

The rankings are based on multiple factors in areas including school resources, student engagement, student outcomes and the learning environment/diversity. 

The University was highlighted earlier this month as a best value for students seeking a college degree by Washington Monthly in its “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings, as well as a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report for the 31st consecutive year. 

“National rankings such as these continue to affirm why Murray State University is truly one of America’s best colleges,” Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson said. “We are very proud of our nationally-recognized academic programs and enriching campus life experience led by our caring, dedicated faculty and staff. Each day, we are committed to providing access, affordability and quality for our current students and their families throughout their college journey, as well as for future Racers.” 

Located in western Kentucky, Murray State offers 146 academic programs within six diverse colleges and schools for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to achieve their personal and professional goals. With personalized class sizes and nearly 180 student organizations on campus, Racers discover countless opportunities for a life-changing educational experience.

Murray State continues to offer financial assistance to Racers and their families. Based on the University’s most recent annual reports, $115 million is awarded in financial aid and scholarships. Numerous scholarships and aid opportunities are available, such as the Murray State Promise, which provides scholarship assistance for eligible Kentucky first-time freshmen and new transfer students who may already have their tuition paid for through this program. Additional information is available at murraystate.edu/promise. 

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.

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