Morehead State University

country rank : 845

world rank     : 2537

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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 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. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)


1966 Origins date back to 1887

Lux Light

Blue and gold


Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int’l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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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 EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic Staff
Not reported

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Morehead State University's Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses




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

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)




  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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