Morehead State University

country rank  734
world rank  2405

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University Overview

Founded in 1966, Morehead State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Morehead (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ashland, Jackson, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, West Liberty. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Morehead State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Morehead State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 52 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym MSU
Founded 1966 Origins date back to 1887
Motto Lux
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address University Boulevard
Morehead (population range: 10,000-49,999)
40351 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (606) 783 2000
F +1 (606) 783 5038
Other locations Ashland, Jackson, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, West Liberty

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Admissions Center
Morehead 40351
+1 (606) 783 2000
800 585 6781

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 400-499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Morehead State University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
  • Association of Technology Management and


  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • African-American Public Radio Consortium
  • American Angus Association
  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Bar Association
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • American Football Coaches Association
  • American Library Association
  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Sociological Association Graduate Programs
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association
  • Americana Music Association
  • Associated Heads of Departments of Psychology
  • Associated Press
  • Associated Writing Programs
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
  • Association for Student Conduct Administration
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I)
  • Association of Departments of English
  • Association of Fundraising for Professionals
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation Education (AORE)
  • Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE)
  • Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies
  • Association of Student Advancement Programs
  • Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE)
  • Bluegrass Golf Course Superintendent Association
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • College Sports Information Directors of America
  • Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE KY)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE National)
  • Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
  • Council of Advancement in Support of Educationù
  • Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation
  • Network (CASE ASAP)
  • Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology
  • Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
  • Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL)
  • Folk Art Society of America
  • International Academy of Astronautics
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • International Collegiate Licensing Association
  • International Bluegrass Music Association
  • International Studies Association
  • International Town and Gown Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Science
  • Kentucky Association Chief of Police
  • Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Kentucky Association of College Music Departments
  • Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Kentucky Association of Institutional Research (KAIR)
  • Kentucky Association of University Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Broadcasters Association
  • Kentucky Career Development Association
  • Kentucky Council on Associate Degree Nursing
  • Kentucky Counseling Associations
  • Kentucky Golf Association
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Honors Roundtable
  • Kentucky Institute for International Studies
  • Kentucky Nonprofit Network
  • Kentucky Public Purchasing Association (KPPA)
  • Kentucky Public University Business Officers (KYPUBO)
  • Kentucky Science and Technology Corp
  • Kentucky Turfgrass Association
  • Kentucky Turfgrass Council
  • Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)
  • KySpace Consortium
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association
  • Library Leadership and Management Association
  • Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX)
  • Magellan
  • Magellan Exchange
  • Magoffin County Historical Society
  • Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association Basketball Coaches
  • National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
  • National Association of Campus Card Users
  • National Association of Campus Safety Administrators
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of College Auxiliary Services
  • National Association of College Stores
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • National Association of Educational Procurement
  • National Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Personnel Administrators
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • National Business Education Association
  • National Career Development Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Convention
  • National Fast Pitch Coaches Association
  • National Institute of Government Procurement
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing
  • National Public Radio
  • National Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • National Space Society
  • National WomenÆs Golf Coach Association
  • Non-Land-Grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities (NARRU)
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Philosophy of Science Association
  • Public Radio International
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Regional Organized Crime Information Center
  • Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center
  • Secretary of State
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Southern Association of College & University Business Officers
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Southern Business Administration Association
  • Southern Regional Education Board
  • State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK)
  • Statewide Consortium Membership
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
  • United State Bowling Congress Collegiate (USBC)
  • United States Track Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)
  • University and College Designers Association
  • USM/Gulf Coast Research Lab
  • Women's Basketball Coaches Association

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