A group of students walk across a wooden bridge on a lake surface.

Renewed Memorandum of Understanding highlights partnership between Murray State and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

MURRAY, KY. — For more than 50 years, Murray State University has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and the U.S. Forest Service within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That relationship was recently extended through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between these entities that acknowledges the benefits that each provide […]

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Murray State University recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 28th consecutive year

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 34th year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2019, marking the University’s 28th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable […]

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Murray State University announces new Illinois housing scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new Illinois housing scholarship for eligible students who are enrolled at the University beginning with the fall 2019 semester. Incoming full-time freshman and incoming full-time transfer students from Illinois who receive a regional tuition rate are eligible for the new $3,000 annual on-campus housing scholarship that will be awarded […]

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Murray State introduces statewide Murray State Promise tuition program

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has introduced the Murray State Promise tuition program. First-time freshmen and new transfer students throughout the state of Kentucky are eligible for this tuition assistance program, which is an expansion of the previous Racer Promise tuition assistance program that had been offered to students living within the University’s 18-county west Kentucky […]

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Murray State Paducah Regional Campus to host celebratory reception Sept. 17

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Paducah Regional Campus will host a celebratory reception Sept. 17 to recognize the community partnerships and academic successes that helped expand the University’s presence in the Paducah region. The current regional campus in Paducah opened in January 2014 in an effort to increase higher education opportunities for the greater community. Since its […]

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Forbes recognizes Murray State on America’s Best Colleges list

MURRAY, Ky. — Forbes magazine recognized Murray State University on their America’s Best Colleges list for 2018 as the highest ranked regional public university in Kentucky. This marks the 11th consecutive year the University has been included on the prestigious list since its inception. Rather than examining ACT/SAT scores and acceptance rates, the America’s Best Colleges list takes […]

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Murray State ranked among College Consensus’ 2018 Best Colleges and Universities in Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — College Consensus, a new college review aggregator, has named Murray State University as one of the 2018 Best Colleges and Universities in Kentucky as part of their recent rankings of the best colleges in the nation. The student consensus score for Murray State ranked higher than all other Kentucky public universities based on five measures, […]

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Dr. Bob Jackson stands in front of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Interim President Bob Jackson: ‘Our best days are in front of us’

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bob Jackson discusses his excitement at being named interim president of his alma mater Murray State University. “This is a special place,” Jackson said. “Our best days are in front of us.”

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A graphic announcing Racer Proud Days that reads "Racer Proud" in yellow text over a navy background. The University's shield logo is featured below the text.

Murray State to promote first Racer Proud Friday on Aug. 31 in conjunction with National College Colors Day

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has instituted Racer Proud Fridays as an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters and community members to share their passion for the University. The first Racer Proud Friday will be held Aug. 31 in conjunction with the National College Colors Day initiative. “Murray State University is appreciative to have so many […]

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The exterior of Wells Hall on Murray State's campus.

Murray State updates Greek Life Social Event Policy; renews commitment to maintaining a vibrant Greek life on campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has released a revised Greek Life Social Event Policy and lifted the temporary ban on Greek Life social activities effective immediately. Earlier this year, the University temporarily suspended Greek Life social activities and commissioned an independent committee of faculty, staff, alumni and students to review the previous social event policy. Co-chaired by […]

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