• 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 2,172 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,172 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,148
  • Out-state tuition: $10,068
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has grown by 107% over five years.
Murray State College
(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
195 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Murray State College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Murray State College diversity score of 0.66 is equal to the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,172 students
1,681 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
908 students
785 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,264 students
896 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
136 students
270 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
908 students
785 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,264 students
896 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
300 students
320 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
9%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
54%
55%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
19%
10%
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% Non Resident races
13%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
31%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.59%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,148 is more than the state average of $3,475. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,068 is more than the state average of $7,963. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,148
$3,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,068
$7,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,190
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,889
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
47%
SAT Reading
n/a
387
SAT Math
n/a
475
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Murray State College cost?

Murray State College's tuition is approximately $4,148 for In-State students and $10,068 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,172 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,148
  • Out-state tuition: $10,068
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,475 per year for in-state students and $7,963 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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