Murray State Student Population

Total 9,454 students are enrolled in Murray State University (8,056 undergraduate and 1,398 graduate). Among them, 1,184 students are enrolled in online degree/certificate programs. 578 faculties are working for Murray State University and student to faculty ratio is 16.36 to 1.

  • Total Student Population: 9,454
  • Undergraduate: 8,056
  • Graduate: 1,398
  • Online Students: 1,184

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Population By Gender/Attending Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 9,454 students enrolled into Murray State University. 8,056 enrolled in undergraduate programs and 1,398 students enrolled in graduate programs. By attending status. there are 6,770 full-time and 2,684 part-time students. By gender, 3,714 male and 5,740 female students are attending at Murray State University. Next table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Murray State University.
Student Population By Gender
Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,4543,7145,740
Undergraduate8,0563,2374,819
Graduate1,398477921
Student Population By Attending Status
Murray State University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total9,4546,7702,684
Undergraduate8,0566,2361,820
Graduate1,398534864

Population by Race/Ethnicity

Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Murray State University.
There are 7,689 White (81.33%), 554 Black/African American (5.86%), 199 Hispanic (2.10%), 79 Asian (0.84%), and 933 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,4543,7145,740
American Indian/Native American1789
Asian793049
Black/African American554215339
Hispanic19969130
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White7,6892,9664,723
Two More24186155
Un-Known330137193
Undergraduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,0563,2374,819
American Indian/Native American1468
Asian612239
Black/African American461185276
Hispanic17661115
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White6,5872,6193,968
Two More22081139
Un-Known307130177
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,398477921
American Indian/Native American321
Asian18810
Black/African American933063
Hispanic23815
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White1,102347755
Two More21516
Un-Known23716

Online Student Population

Murray State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 1,184 students (12.52% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,557 students (27.05% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Murray State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Murray State University
TotalEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Total9,4541,1842,5575,713
Undergraduate8,0566222,3035,131
Graduate1,398562254582

Population by Student Age

The following table summarizes the students population by age at Murray State University. 4,196 students are aged 20 to 24 (44.38% of total students), 3,321 students are aged below 20 (35.13%), 166 students are aged above 50 (1.76%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Murray State University.
Student Population By Age at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,4543,7145,740
Under 18928316612
Age 18-192,3939131,480
Age 20-212,5721,0251,547
Age 22-241,624692932
Age 25-29747326421
Age 30-34393157236
Age 35-39292115177
Age 40-49339109230
Age 50-641445193
Over 64221012
Undergraduate Student Population By Age at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,0563,2374,819
Under 18928316612
Age 18-192,3939131,480
Age 20-212,5491,0211,528
Age 22-241,288598690
Age 25-29388189199
Age 30-341606892
Age 35-391215071
Age 40-491505496
Age 50-64652243
Over 641468
Graduate Student Population By Age at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,398477921
Age 20-2123419
Age 22-2433694242
Age 25-29359137222
Age 30-3423389144
Age 35-3917165106
Age 40-4918955134
Age 50-64792950
Over 64844

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