National Rankings

Current rankings

One of America's Best Colleges - 2016
             - Money Magazine

MSU ranked  "Best Bang for the Buck" - 2015-2016
             - Washington Monthly

MSU ranked as a Military Friendly School - 2011-2016 
             -G.I. Jobs

MSU ranked sixth of all regional universities in the south on the USNews and World Report “2015 Best Colleges for Veterans.”
             - USNews and World Report

"Great Colleges to Work For" 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
             - The Chronicle for Higher Education

Ranked on the "America's Best Colleges" list nine consecutive years. – 2008-2016
             - Forbes

Murray State at the top of 10-school list where merit aid awards are most common - 2012
             - U.S.News

Murray State is a "Yellow Ribbon School" - 2012
             - U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Murray State ranked as one of only two Kentucky publics (UK was the other) receiving a "B" for its general studies program. Nationally, only 17 universities scored an "A."
             -The American Council of Trustees and Alumni

A "Top Tier" university in academic quality for 26 consecutive years – 1992-2017
             - U.S. News & World Report

Ranked 35th Best Regional University among all public and private universities in the southern region. – 2017
             - U.S. News & World Report

Ranked 12th Top Public Regional University among all public universities in the southern region – 2017
             - U.S. News & World Report

In the Top 14 nine consecutive years among all public master's universities. – 2006-2014
             - U.S. News & World Report

MSU online M.B.A. program ranked as one of the best in the country. –2014
             - U.S. News & World Report

Ranked "Best Buy" for online M.B.A. – 2010 and 2012

Murray recognized with both the highest six–year graduation rate and graduation rate increase among Kentucky's public regionals in 2010.
          - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

A Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company for promotion of healthy lifestyles - 2011-12
          - American Heart Association

Rankings current as of Fall 2016.