Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,746
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,060 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Morehead State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,327 applications and 3,702 students were granted admission. Morehead State University is at the #84 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 1060
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Morehead State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $12,744 and in-state students paid $8,496.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Morehead State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,593 (which is 3.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Morehead State University in 2016-2017, was 958, which is 64% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,523 (which is 4.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Morehead State University has enrolled a total of 10,746 students (6,170 students full-time and 4,576 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,746 students, 423 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 9,752 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 994 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,670 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 89%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Hispanic: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Morehead State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 20% 862 28
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 729 66
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 633 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 479 135
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 5% 226 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 157 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 144
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 123
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2% 104
Psychology 2% 91

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Morehead State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Morehead State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,700. Last year, out of the total 2,521 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,218 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,225 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,677 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,700 $31,400
Employment Rate 88% 83%
Total Graduates 2,521 3,225

Campus Location

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