Murray State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,290
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,452
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,083
42.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.9%
138 Graduates

About

Murray State College is a higher education institution located in Johnston County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Murray State College were .

In 2019, 429 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Murray State College. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (221 degrees), 2.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (96 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Murray State College is $5,290, which is $−2,534 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Murray State College is $5,290, which is $−2,534 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,452.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,290
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Murray State College was $5,290. The cost of tuition at Murray State College is $−2,534 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$11,452
2019 Value
3.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Murray State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,452. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Murray State College grew by 3.09%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,525
Room and Board
$1,474
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Murray State College was of $6,525 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,474. The cost of room and board decreased by 28.6% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 14.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Murray State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.54% with respect to 2018, when 65% 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.
17.1%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Murray State College was 17.1%, which represents 87 out of the 510 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 has a total enrollment of 2,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Murray State College is 882 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,201. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Murray State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Murray State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.3% White, 22.4% Two or More Races, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.26% Black or African American, 0.72% Asian, and 0.048% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Murray State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by Two or More Races Female (14.4%) and White Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Murray State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Murray State College is 882 and the part-time enrollment is 1,201. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Murray State College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2019 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 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Murray State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,068
  2. Two or More Races
    467
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    177

The enrolled student population at Murray State College is 51.3% White, 22.4% Two or More Races, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.26% Black or African American, 0.72% Asian, and 0.048% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 21 students (1.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 137 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 (221 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (96 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Murray State College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (148 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Murray State College are Elementary & middle school teachers (156,066 people), Other managers (153,138 people), Social workers, all other (106,023 people), Postsecondary teachers (81,038 people), and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (70,020 people).

The most specialized majors at Murray State College are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (148 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Murray State College are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (148 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees).

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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 Murray State College are Elementary & secondary schools (451,127 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (230,755 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,977 people), Outpatient care centers (144,141 people), and Individual & family services (129,865 people).

The most specialized majors at Murray State College are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (148 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Murray State College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

146
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
283
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Murray State College, which is 0.516 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (283).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Murray State College in General Studies, which is 0.485 times less than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Murray State College in General Studies, which is 2.06 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Murray State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (38.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Murray State College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (38.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.725% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    221 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Murray State College is white (221 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (96 degrees).

0.233% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    147 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Murray State College is white female (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (74 degrees).

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Operations

Murray State College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.1k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.59M (10.3k%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Murray State College had a total salary expenditure of $22.2M. Murray State College employs 42 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors, and 4 Professors. Most academics at Murray State College are Male Instructors (23), Female Instructors(19), and Female Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Murray State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Service, with 14 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.1k
2019 Endowment
0.00398%
decline from 2018

Murray State College has an endowment valued at about $25.1k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Murray State College declined 0.00398% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.28M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.73M - Federal
  2. $249k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Murray State College received $1.73M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $249k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.08M
2019 Salaries
13.8%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Murray State College paid a median of $8.08M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($22.2M) and a 13.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.17% growth from 2017 and a 10.5% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.7M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2019, Murray State College paid a total of $2.7M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Murray State College were Instructor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 7 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Murray State College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Service with 14 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Murray State College was Male Instructor with 23 employees, Female Instructor with 19 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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

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