Murray State vs. EKU

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State vs. EKU

Murray Statevs.EKU

Both Murray State and EKU are public. Both schools are located in Kentucky.
  • Murray State has more expensive tuition of $24,792 than EKU ($19,948).
  • Murray State has tighter acceptance rate of 82% than EKU (94%).
  • Murray State has higher SAT scores of 1,143 than EKU (1,080).
  • EKU is larger with 15,815 students than Murray State (9,454 students).
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#10 in Kentucky
Rankings#8 in Kentucky
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Murray, KYLocationRichmond, KY
1 Year Certificate
Associate
Bachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Master's
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered Degrees2 Year Certificate
Associate
Bachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Master's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
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$9,876 Kentucky residents
$19,948 out-of-state
$9,114 Kentucky residents
$14,400 out-of-state
Graduate$10,450 Kentucky residents
$14,500 out-of-state
$8,241Financial Aid$7,160
Admission
$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
Application Fee$35 undergraduate
$35 graduate
82%Acceptance Rate94%
21%Yield28%
1,143 SAT, 74 ACTTest Scores1,080 SAT, 68 ACT
Student Population
9,454Total Students15,815
8,056Undergraduate13,398
1,398Graduate2,417
1,184Online Enrollment3,578
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
55%Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate27%
79%Retention Rate73%
$42,300Average Earning after Graduation$39,300
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
ROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,184)
$5,424 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,100)
$5,648 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
444 Full-time
134 Part-time
Number of Faculties608 Full-time
491 Part-time
1,266 Full-time
230 Part-time
Number of Staffs1,825 Full-time
801 Part-time
$62,710 for Faculties
$40,916 Part-time
Average Salary$63,859 for Faculties
$47,689 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