Murray State University

Murray State Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Murray State student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. See how Murray State University fared in our 2021 diversity report.

Murray State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Murray State University?

Murray State total enrollment is approximately 9,556 students.

6,190 are undergraduates and 528 are graduate students.

Murray State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Murray State undergraduate population is made up of 60% women, and 40% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Murray State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,064
Black or African American 374
International 182
Unknown 182
Multi-Ethnic 180
Hispanic 142
Asian 47
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Murray State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 66% of full-time grad students are women, and 34% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Murray State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 387
International 82
Black or African American 33
Multi-Ethnic 8
Hispanic 8
Unknown 6
Asian 2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Murray State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,700 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1700 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  51.64 out of 100
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The overall diversity score is created by adding up the results of the racial-ethnic, geographic, age and male/female diversity rankings.

How Does Murray State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Murray State is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Murray State is ranked 3,217 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3217 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  15.12 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Murray State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,684
Black or African American 551
Unknown 391
International 344
Multi-Ethnic 284
Hispanic 206
Asian 72
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Murray State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,136
Black or African American 69
Asian 31
Multi-Ethnic 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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Murray State ranks 1,533 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1533 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  59.57 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 5,956 female students and 3,600 male students at Murray State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Murray State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.10 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 692 female teachers and 640 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

39.58% Out of State
2.26% Out of the Country

Murray State ranks 726 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

39.58% of Murray State students come from out of state, and 2.26% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  66 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 24 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Kentucky 887
Illinois 172
Tennessee 130
Indiana 104
Alabama 14

International Students at Murray State

Students from 64 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
50.08% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  84.58 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Murray State, 50.08% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,510
20-21 2,504
22-24 1,784
35 and over 1,018
25-29 867
30-34 447
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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