Murray State vs. Tennessee State

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State vs. Tennessee State

Murray Statevs.Tennessee State

Both Murray State and Tennessee State are public. Murray State is located in Murray, KY and Tennessee State is located in Nashville, TN.
  • Murray State has more expensive tuition of $24,792 than Tennessee State ($21,732).
  • Murray State is larger with 9,454 students than Tennessee State (7,774 students).
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#10 in Kentucky
Rankings#403 in National Universities
#29 in Tennessee
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Murray, KYLocationNashville, TN
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered DegreesAssociate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
Tuition & Fees
$9,174 Kentucky residents
$24,792 out-of-state
Undergraduate$9,012 Tennessee residents
$21,732 out-of-state
$9,114 Kentucky residents
$14,400 out-of-state
Graduate$11,286 Tennessee residents
$23,750 out-of-state
$8,241Financial Aid$9,216
$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
Application Fee$25 undergraduate
$25 graduate
82%Acceptance Rate
1,143 SAT, 74 ACTTest Scores
Student Population
9,454Total Students7,774
1,184Online Enrollment438
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
55%Graduation Rate32%
Transfer-out Rate32%
79%Retention Rate64%
$42,300Average Earning after Graduation$39,800
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: 3,745)
$3,806 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
444 Full-time
134 Part-time
Number of Faculties344 Full-time
112 Part-time
1,266 Full-time
230 Part-time
Number of Staffs1,309 Full-time
137 Part-time
$62,710 for Faculties
$40,916 Part-time
Average Salary$66,917 for Faculties
$47,338 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