Murray State University Profile

Murray State University (MSU) is one of the nation's top public universities with strong academic reputation. The university has earned honors for its academic quality and affordability from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barron's, Money Guide and Princeton Review.

Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Business MBA program has been AACSB accredited since 1981, making it one of the longest accredited programs in the country.

Ranking Profile:

- Murray State University has been recognized for the 21st consecutive year as one of the best schools in the country. The 2012 US News rankings place Murray State in the top 10 public universities in the South, among the top 25 of both public and private schools, and the 14th-ranked public regional university in the nation.

- The Chronicle of Higher Education named Murray State one of its “2012 Great Colleges to Work For”.

- Forbes placed MSU on its “America's Best Colleges” listing and rated the university a “Best College Buy” for its quality and affordability/value.

- In 2009, GetEducated.com ranked MSU among its “Top 50 Best Buys in Online Business Schools” for its B.S. in business and B.S. in telecommunications systems management distance learning degree programs.

- Rated as a “Military Friendly School” by G.I.Jobs magazine.

- Murray State University's (MSU) online M.B.A. program has been recognized by GetEducated.com as one of the top 21 “Best Buys” in the country and is the only Kentucky program to make the list.

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