Morehead State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,240
1.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,991
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.41%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84%
7,911 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,807
52.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49%
550 Graduates

About

Morehead State University is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Morehead State University were General Studies (131 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (62 degrees), and Social Work (55 degrees).

In 2022, 1,532 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morehead State University. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,351 degrees), 22.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morehead State University is $9,240, which is $−14,756 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Morehead State University is $9,240, which is $−14,756 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,991.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Morehead State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,240
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Morehead State University was $9,240. The cost of tuition at Morehead State University is $−14,756 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,991
2022 Value
4.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Morehead State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,991. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Morehead State University grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,906
Room and Board
$1,008
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morehead State University was of $9,906 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.776% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,008. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Morehead State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.41%
2019 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Morehead State University was 2.41%, which represents 52 out of the 2159 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Morehead State University received 7,911 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.3% annual growth. Out of those 7,911 applicants, 6,643 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 8,807 students enrolled at Morehead State University in 2022.

Morehead State University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,643
Accepted Out of 7,911

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morehead State University was 84% (6,643 admissions from 7,911 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.3%, while admissions grew by 6.83%..

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Enrollment

Morehead State University had a total enrollment of 8,807 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Morehead State University is 4,658 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,149. This means that 52.9% of students enrolled at Morehead State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morehead State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.3% White, 3.25% Two or More Races, 3.05% Black or African American, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0681% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morehead State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.2%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (36.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morehead State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,807 students. The full-time enrollment at Morehead State University is 4,658 and the part-time enrollment is 4,149. This means that 52.9% of students enrolled at Morehead State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Morehead State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Morehead State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,335 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    286 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    269 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Morehead State University is 83.3% White, 3.25% Two or More Races, 3.05% Black or African American, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0681% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 494 students (5.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 442 more women than men received degrees from Morehead State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Morehead State University is white (1,351 degrees awarded). There were 22.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morehead State University is General Studies (131 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (62 degrees) and Social Work (55 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Morehead State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), and Education (270 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Morehead State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,607,471 people), Secondary school teachers (494,958 people), Education administrators (279,240 people), Special education teachers (191,720 people), and Other managers (186,335 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehead State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Education (270 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (56 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Morehead State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Morehead State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Education (270 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (56 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Morehead State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,873,406 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (324,440 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,728 people), Individual & family services (150,212 people), and Computer Systems Design (127,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehead State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Education (270 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (56 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Morehead State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 131 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morehead State University was General Studies with 131 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

545
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
987
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 545 degrees were awarded to men at Morehead State University, which is 0.552 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (987).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Morehead State University in General Studies, which is 0.464 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Morehead State University in General Studies, which is 2.15 times more than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Morehead State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Morehead State University is Male and White (50.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.545% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,351 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morehead State University is white (1,351 degrees awarded). There were 22.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

0.587% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    891 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    460 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Morehead State University is white female (891 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (460 degrees).

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Operations

Morehead State University has an endowment valued at nearly $56.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.95%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Morehead State University had a total salary expenditure of 140M. Morehead State University employs 80 Instructors, 78 Professors and 75 Associate professors. Most academics at Morehead State University are Female Instructor (45), Male Professor (44), and Male Associate professor (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehead State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 70 employees.

Endowment

$56.1M
2022 Endowment
3.21%
decline from 2021

Morehead State University has an endowment valued at about $56.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Morehead State University declined 3.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.57M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.2M
2022 Salaries
3.09%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Morehead State University paid a median of $49.2M in salaries, which represents 35.1% of their overall expenditure ($140M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.5M
Instructional Salaries
294
Number of Employees

In 2022, Morehead State University paid a total of $19.5M to 294 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morehead State University were Instructor with 80 employees, Professor with 78 employees, and Associate professor with 75 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehead State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morehead State University was Female Instructor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Morehead State University.

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