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Morehead State University is a public institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,725, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,187 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Morehead State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 59. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,498 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,746 (2013-14).
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Morehead State University aspires to become the best public university in the south! We are committed to achieving academic excellence through the development, delivery, and maintenance of superior academic programs in a collegial and open environment. MSU offers students a 17:1 student/faculty ratio allowing for a more personalized educational experience. Constantly seeking improvement and new opportunities for student learning, MSU has recently built an Equine Health Education Center and a Space Science Center, through partnership with NASA, and completed construction of the Center for Health Education and Research, through partnership with St. Claire Regional Medical Center and the University of Kentucky, and a $30 million Student Recreation Center!
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Morehead State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 10. The application fee at Morehead State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||84.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 10|
The student-faculty ratio at Morehead State University is 17:1, and the school has 52.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Morehead State University include: General Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Social Work; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||19%|
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Morehead State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,725, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. Morehead State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Morehead State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Morehead State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Morehead State University, 73 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Morehead State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||73%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Morehead State University, 77.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,960.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,498 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,746 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,580 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data