Murray State College

  • Murray State College provides opportunities to maximize student learning and personal growth. MSC offers 22 transfer degrees and nine associate of applied science degree that can be completed in two years or less.
School Highlights
  • Murray State College serves 2,473 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American), which is equal to the state average of 39%.
  • Murray State College is the only community colleges within Johnston County, OK.
  • The nearest community college to Murray State College is Grayson College (36.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Murray State College(OK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty94 staff58 staff
Murray State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Murray State College has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Murray State College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,473 students1,805 students
Murray State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:129:1
Murray State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,149 students849 students
Murray State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,324 students956 students
Murray State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Murray State College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Murray State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Murray State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Murray State College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Murray State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Murray State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Murray State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Murray State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Murray State College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Murray State College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.60
Murray State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Murray State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$33,300
Murray State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,148 is less than the state average of $4,558. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,068 is more than the state average of $8,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,148$4,558
Murray State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,068$8,857
Murray State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%88%
Murray State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$17,658$11,520
Murray State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,304$5,500
Murray State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Murray State College was established in accordance with an Act of the first legislature, approved May 20, 1908, which provided for "the establishment and maintenance of agriculture schools of secondary grade in each supreme court judicial district, with a branch agriculture experiment station and short courses in connection therewith." Murray State College is located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the county seat of Johnston County and originally founded as the capital of the Chickasaw Nation. One of the oldest towns in Oklahoma and rich in a background of historical and cultural associations, Tishomingo has grown as a city of homes, schools and churches. The School of Arts and Sciences supports all the degree programs, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Applied Science, by providing the core courses required for graduation. The faculty are active in the President's Scholars program, cultural events, such as plays and art exhibits and Phi Theta Kappa, the junior college honorary society. The School of Applied Science includes degree programs in Agriculture, Business Management, Computer Science and Informaton Systems, Engineering, Nursing/Allied Health, and Veterinary Technology. The certificate programs are two-year technical and occupational programs which will prepare a student to enter the work force.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Murray State College is Grayson College (36.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,636 students | 36.10 Mi6101 Grayson Drive
    Denison TX  75020
  • 10,169 students | 50.30 Mi1525 W California Street
    Gainesville TX  76240
  • 1,895 students | 70.60 Mi2701 Boren Blvd
    Seminole OK  74868
  • 27,991 students | 73.30 Mi3452 Spur 399
    Mckinney TX  75069
  • 5,086 students | 76.70 Mi2400 Clarksville St
    Paris TX  75460
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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,558 per year for in-state students and $8,857 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,977 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.