Murray State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,830
2022 Average Net Price
$11,807
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,282
37.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.9%
111 Graduates

About

Murray State College is a higher education institution located in Johnston County, OK. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Murray State College were General Studies (93 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (81 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

In 2022, 361 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Murray State College. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (217 degrees), 2.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Murray State College is $4,830, which is $−3,282 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Murray State College is $4,830, which is $−3,282 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,807.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Murray State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,830
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Murray State College was $4,830. The cost of tuition at Murray State College is $−3,282 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,807
2022 Value
13.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Murray State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,807. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Murray State College grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,534
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Murray State College was of $7,534 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.67% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Murray State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.61% with respect to 2021, when 92% 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.
4%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Murray State College was 4%, which represents 18 out of the 450 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Murray State College had a total enrollment of 2,282 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Murray State College is 859 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,423. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Murray State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Murray State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 17.6% Two or More Races, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.482% Asian, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Murray State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Two or More Races Female (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Murray State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,282 students. The full-time enrollment at Murray State College is 859 and the part-time enrollment is 1,423. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Murray State College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Murray State College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Murray State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,487 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    402 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    267 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Murray State College is 65.2% White, 17.6% Two or More Races, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.482% Asian, and 0.131% 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 Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 135 more women than men received degrees from Murray State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Murray State College is white (217 degrees awarded). There were 2.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Murray State College is General Studies (93 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (81 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Murray State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Murray State College are Registered nurses (1,435,927 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (183,459 people), Medical & health services managers (169,071 people), Physicians (146,696 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (144,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Murray State College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), Human Sciences (9 degrees), and Health (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Murray State College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Murray State College are Interdisciplinary Studies (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), Human Sciences (9 degrees), and Health (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Murray State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,606,156 people), Elementary & secondary schools (487,507 people), Outpatient care centers (281,177 people), Offices of physicians (233,218 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,222 people).

The most specialized majors at Murray State College are Interdisciplinary Studies (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), Human Sciences (9 degrees), and Health (107 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 Murray State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Murray State College was General Studies with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

113
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Murray State College, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Murray State College in General Studies, which is 0.525 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Murray State College in Registered Nursing, which is 9.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Murray State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Murray State College is Male and Black or African American (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 1.8% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    217 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Murray State College is white (217 degrees awarded). There were 2.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    149 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Murray State College is white female (149 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Murray State College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 25.2M (99.5k%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Murray State College had a total salary expenditure of 26M. Murray State College employs 43 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors and 2 Professors. Most academics at Murray State College are Male Instructor (22), Female Instructor (21), and Female Assistant professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Murray State College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees.

Endowment

$25.3k
2022 Endowment
0.238%
growth from 2021

Murray State College has an endowment valued at about $25.3k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Murray State College grew 0.238% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.19M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.21M
2022 Salaries
19%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Murray State College paid a median of $8.21M in salaries, which represents 31.6% of their overall expenditure ($26M) and a 19% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.55M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2022, Murray State College paid a total of $2.55M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Murray State College were Instructor with 43 employees, Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Murray State College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees, Service with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Murray State College was Male Instructor with 22 employees, Female Instructor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Murray State College.

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