Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

Morehead State University, founded in 1887, is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology, College of Education, and College of Science. Its nearly 1,588-acre main campus is located in Morehead, 65 miles east of Lexington.

Tuition & Fees

$9,290

$13,876

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
42%
12-17
25%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
48%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,233
Declined + 1,799
Total Received 8,032
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Public

8,964

undergraduate students

696

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biomedical Sciences
  2. University Studies
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 1487
ACT 1530

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School Facts

Morehead State University, founded in 1887, is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology, College of Education, and College of Science. Its nearly 1,588-acre main campus is located in Morehead, 65 miles east of Lexington.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,660
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Morehead, KY

1,588-acre campus in Morehead (population: 7,634), 65 miles from Lexington. Served by bus; major airport serves Lexington. School operates transportation to university farm, off-campus parking areas, and golf course. Public transportation serves campus.

Morehead State University
150 University Boulevard
Morehead, KY 40351

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 6% of male students
 
8 sororities 7% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
42%
12-17
25%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
48%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,233
Declined + 1,799
Total Received 8,032

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tim Rhodes
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 800 585-6781
F: 601 783-5038
admissions@moreheadstate.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,520

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,970
Room & board $9,490
Additional fees $320
Books & supplies $1,440
Total $20,220
Average Financial Aid - $12,520
Total with Avg. Aid $7,700

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,684,310
State $4,265,640
Institutional $33,236
Other external
Total $17,983,186

Non-need-based

Federal $35,796
State $6,371,762
Institutional $16,782,561
Other external $2,642,940
Total $25,833,059
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 585-6781
F: 606 783-2293
finaid@moreheadstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Denise Trusty
Director of Financial Aid
dm.trusty@moreheadstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, equestrian sports, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, badminton, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, climbing, flag football, golf, quidditch, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

James Gordon (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Pioneer Football League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Beaker
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Higher Education
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Art
Art Teaching
Art/P-12
Biological Science Teaching
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/General Business
Business Management/Entrepreneurship
Business/Information Technology Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Teaching
Child Development
Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Communication
Community Support Services
Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Convergent Media
Creative Writing
Criminology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Earth Systems (Geology)
Economics
Educational Counseling
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Elementary Education/5-9
Elementary Education/P-5
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
Engineering/Technology Management
English
English Teaching
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
French
French Teaching
Government
Health Education
Health Promotions
Health Systems Management
Health/Physical Education
History
Industrial Education
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Interdisciplinary Education (P-5)
International Studies
Leadership in Medical Imaging
Learning/Behavior Disorders
Legal Studies
Literacy Specialist
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Middle Grades Education
Middle Grades MAT
Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Neuroscience
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education/P-12
Physics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Public Policy
Radiologic Science
Respiratory Care
School Community Leader
Secondary MAT
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Space Science
Space Systems Engineering
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Special Education
Sport Management
Strategic Communications
Technology Management
Theatre
Theatre Teaching
Traditional Music Studies
University Studies
Veterinary Science
Veterinary Technology
Wellness Promotion
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biomedical Sciences
  2. University Studies
  3. Social Work

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,660

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

8,964
students

Female
61%
5,471

Male
39%
3,493

7%

696
students

Female
65%
453

Male
35%
243

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

5,393
students

Female
61%
3,258

Male
39%
2,135

40%

3,571
students

Female
62%
2,213

Male
38%
1,358

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: December 1

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Ukraine
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Clive Liew
Senior Enrollment Services Counselor for International Recruitment
606 783-2000
c.liew@moreheadstate.edu

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