Murray State vs. Jacksonville State

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State vs. Jacksonville State

Murray Statevs.Jacksonville State

Both Murray State and Jacksonville State are public. Murray State is located in Murray, KY and Jacksonville State is located in Jacksonville, AL.
  • Murray State has more expensive tuition of $24,792 than Jacksonville State ($20,840).
  • Jacksonville State has tighter acceptance rate of 55% than Murray State (82%).
  • Murray State has higher SAT scores of 1,143 than Jacksonville State (1,045).
  • Murray State is larger with 9,454 students than Jacksonville State (8,479 students).
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#10 in Kentucky
Rankings#6 in Alabama
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Murray, KYLocationJacksonville, AL
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
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$11,120 Alabama residents
$20,840 out-of-state
$9,114 Kentucky residents
$14,400 out-of-state
Graduate$10,600 Alabama residents
$20,200 out-of-state
$8,241Financial Aid$7,784
$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
Application Fee$35 undergraduate
$35 graduate
82%Acceptance Rate55%
1,143 SAT, 74 ACTTest Scores1,045 SAT, 62 ACT
Student Population
9,454Total Students8,479
1,184Online Enrollment1,782
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
55%Graduation Rate41%
Transfer-out Rate35%
79%Retention Rate75%
$42,300Average Earning after Graduation$38,100
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
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,184)
$5,424 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,054)
$3,600 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
444 Full-time
134 Part-time
Number of Faculties324 Full-time
156 Part-time
1,266 Full-time
230 Part-time
Number of Staffs917 Full-time
228 Part-time
$62,710 for Faculties
$40,916 Part-time
Average Salary$63,705 for Faculties
$45,922 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