Murray State vs. EIU

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State vs. EIU

Murray Statevs.EIU

Both Murray State and EIU are public. Murray State is located in Murray, KY and EIU is located in Charleston, IL.
  • Murray State has more expensive tuition of $24,792 than EIU ($13,974).
  • EIU has tighter acceptance rate of 53% than Murray State (82%).
  • Murray State has higher SAT scores of 1,143 than EIU (1,035).
  • Murray State is larger with 9,454 students than EIU (7,526 students).
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#10 in Kentucky
Rankings#36 in Illinois
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Murray, KYLocationCharleston, IL
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
$9,174 Kentucky residents
$24,792 out-of-state
Undergraduate$11,804 Illinois residents
$13,974 out-of-state
$9,114 Kentucky residents
$14,400 out-of-state
Graduate$10,144 Illinois residents
$20,442 out-of-state
$8,241Financial Aid$9,025
$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
Application Fee$30 undergraduate
$30 graduate
82%Acceptance Rate53%
1,143 SAT, 74 ACTTest Scores1,035 SAT, 60 ACT
Student Population
9,454Total Students7,526
1,184Online Enrollment985
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
55%Graduation Rate53%
Transfer-out Rate36%
79%Retention Rate70%
$42,300Average Earning after Graduation$46,000
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,184)
$5,424 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,385)
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (99 meals per week)
Faculties and Staffs
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
444 Full-time
134 Part-time
Number of Faculties381 Full-time
125 Part-time
1,266 Full-time
230 Part-time
Number of Staffs1,081 Full-time
129 Part-time
$62,710 for Faculties
$40,916 Part-time
Average Salary$75,075 for Faculties
$52,410 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020