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IPEDS ID: 157401
OPE ID: 00197700
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Murray State University
218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318
General information:  (270) 809-3011
Website:  www.murraystate.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,449 (7,863 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Admissionswww.murraystate.edu/Admissions
Apply Onlinewww.murraystate.edu/Admissions/ApplyOnline.aspx
Financial Aidwww.murraystate.edu/admissions/financialaid/index.aspx
Net Price Calculatormurraystate.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.murraystate.edu/students/veterans/index.aspx
Disability Serviceswww.murraystate.edu/headermenu/administration/StudentAffairs/departments/StudentDisabilityServices/index.aspx
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.murraystate.edu/headermenu/administration/PresidentsOffice/institutional-effectiveness/OfficeOfInstitutionalResearch/MSUStudentData.aspx
Mission Statement
  Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking. As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
11%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty46093
Instructional44281
Research and public service1812
Total graduate assistants-96
Instructional-40
Research-56
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,084$9,168$9,168$9,2520.9%
Out-of-state$24,540$24,792$18,348$18,5281.0%
Books and supplies$1,258$1,260$1,260$1,2600.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,190$9,466$9,512$9,8683.7%
Other$3,940$3,800$4,355$4,330-0.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,190$10,390$10,370$10,7173.3%
Other$4,535$4,570$5,015$4,990-0.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,535$4,570$5,015$4,990-0.5%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-state
On Campus$23,472$23,694$24,295$24,7101.7%
Off Campus$24,067$25,388$25,813$26,2191.6%
Off Campus with Family$14,877$14,998$15,443$15,5020.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$38,928$39,318$33,475$33,9861.5%
Off Campus$39,523$41,012$34,993$35,4951.4%
Off Campus with Family$30,333$30,622$24,623$24,7780.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
In-state tuition$8,982
In-state fees$900
Out-of-state tuition$13,644
Out-of-state fees$900
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,462100%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,45899%$17,135,797$11,753
Federal grants58140%$3,372,015$5,804
Pell grants58140%$3,040,115$5,233
Other federal grants28519%$331,900$1,165
State/local government grant or scholarships90361%$2,617,946$2,899
Institutional grants or scholarships1,36393%$11,145,836$8,177
Student loan aid71349%$5,852,289$8,208
Federal student loans69147%$4,834,696$6,997
Other student loans1017%$1,017,593$10,075
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,273$71,438,223$9,822
Pell grants2,467$12,167,405$4,932
Federal student loans3,129$24,214,095$7,739
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$11,512$11,628$11,237
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$8,839$9,339$8,986
$30,001 – $48,000$9,185$9,520$7,928
$48,001 – $75,000$11,959$11,244$11,625
$75,001 – $110,000$13,484$14,681$14,603
$110,001 and more$14,990$15,509$14,896
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment9,449
Undergraduate enrollment7,863
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment761
Graduate enrollment1,586
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 37%
Part-time: 63%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 54%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 47%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 40%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,1443,1975,947
Percent admitted85%83%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%21%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT22816%
ACT1,19786%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490610
SAT Math470590
ACT Composite2027
ACT English2028
ACT Math1826
  • Murray State University provides an ACT/SAT test-optional opportunity for first-time freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.0. For additional information, visit murraystate.edu/admissions.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 31%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 49%
Female: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 39%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 39%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other--0d123d80d-
Veterinary Administrative Services, General-5d----
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant---116--
Category total-5d0d239d80d-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0----
Category total-0----
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---554-
Category total---554-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting---33--
Business Administration and Management, General---20--
Business/Commerce, General--283d70d-
Finance, General---30--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0--4d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General---23--
Organizational Leadership-1d-10--
Category total01d2203d70d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising---9--
Health Communication-0d----
Journalism---6--
Mass Communication/Media Studies----12-
Organizational Communication, General---3617d-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-0----
Public Relations/Image Management---22--
Radio and Television---8--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0----
Category total-0d-8129d-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General---7--
Category total---7--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---272-
Computer Science---27--
Information Science/Studies----0d-
Information Technology---515d-
Category total---5917d-
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education----1-
Art Teacher Education-0----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-1d----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----16-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---1014-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other----46-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-----18d
Elementary Education and Teaching---655-
Health Teacher Education---6--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-1--6d-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---262-
Music Teacher Education----1-
Reading Teacher Education----3-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist----12d-
Secondary Education and Teaching----0-
Special Education and Teaching, General---2512-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels----22-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0--6-
Technical Teacher Education0d0654-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education----0-
Category total0d2d6137150d18d
Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics---29--
Category total---29--
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician---6--
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians--030--
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician---20--
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General----8-
Industrial Technology/Technician--0---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician---16d--
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician---5628d-
Category total--0128d36d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing---00-
English Language and Literature, General00-282d18
Category total00-282d18
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-0----
Category total-0----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other---2--
French Language and Literature0-----
German Language and Literature0-----
Japanese Language and Literature0--5--
Portuguese Language and Literature2d-----
Spanish Language and Literature1--5--
Category total3d--12--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist---3048-
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-0----
Community Health and Preventive Medicine---34d--
Dietetics/Dietitian---432d-
Nursing Practice-----29
Occupational Therapy/Therapist----17-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---120--
Category total-0-188d97d29
History
History, General---203-
Category total---203-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---26--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-----
Category total0--26--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies---96--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--154--
Category total--15100--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General---82-
Category total---82-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies----0-
Category total----0-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-0-20--
Category total-0-20--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---26--
Outdoor Education---3--
Category total---29--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics0-----
Category total0-----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---161-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other----1-
Geology/Earth Science, General---62-
Physics, General---2--
Category total---244-
Psychology
Clinical Psychology----7-
Experimental Psychology----2-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other-0-34--
Category total-0-349-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-1d--27d-
Human Services, General0--3--
Public Administration----13d-
Social Work---53d--
Category total01d-56d40d-
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-0--0d-
Economics, General---61-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-----
International Relations and Affairs---3--
Political Science and Government, General---12--
Sociology, General---10--
Category total30-311d-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Air Transportation, Other1-----
Category total1-----
Visual and Performing Arts
Digital Arts0-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General---6--
Fine/Studio Arts, General---31--
Music Management---11--
Music, General---26--
Photography0-----
Category total0--74--
Grand total79231,58854465
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 144
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 29
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 19
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,221
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,814
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,806
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,459
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 57%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2020-2021 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined121
Baseball34
Basketball1313
Football95
Golf108
Soccer30
Softball20
Tennis8
Track and Field, X-Country10
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1928)12/10/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (04/01/1977)06/30/2028
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's DegreeAccredited since (12/06/2019)07/31/2025
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (09/01/1982)08/01/2023
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (10/07/2013)12/31/2028
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2004)12/31/2028
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2004)06/30/2024
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levelsAccredited since (04/04/1992)10/31/2021
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1954)12/20/2016
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic InternshipAccredited since (04/01/2000)06/30/2028
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On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape477
d. Fondling650
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault210
i. Burglary10610
j. Motor vehicle theft001
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence121
b. Dating violence202
c. Stalking884
  • For 2019. Domestic Violence was changed from 1 to 2 because of clerical error in last year reporting.
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.200
b. Drug abuse violations83919
c. Liquor law violations033
  • For 2019, Drug abuse violations (arrests) was changed from 22 to 39 due to clerical error in previous reporting.
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations835
c. Liquor law violations1487
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape467
d. Fondling250
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary637
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence110
b. Dating violence202
c. Stalking242
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations4177
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations634
c. Liquor law violations1486
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate6.0%9.3%8.5%
Number in default135208198
Number in repayment2,2272,2152,303
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)