McMurry University

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School Overview

McMurry University, located in Abilene, Texas, is a private coeducational university that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. McMurry university offers 41 majors in subject areas including religion, humanities, fine arts, social and natural sciences as well as several professional programs in subject areas such as pre-engineering, nursing, medicine, veterinary, and law.

While McMurry University accepts students of all denominations nearly one third of McMurray students are Methodist. One fourth of the student body comes from minority groups. Ninety eight percetn of the students in their freshman year receive some form of financial aid. More than half of McMurry students live on campus and ninety four percent of all students are Texan. Nearly three fourths of all McMurry students are involved in extracurricular activities at some level.

A Large majority of the faculty teaching at McMurry have either a terminal or doctorate degree in their field. McMurray is accredited by the Texas State Board of nurse examiners, the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Texas Education Agency, and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office
South 14th and Sayles Boulevard
McMurry Station, Box 278
Abilene, TX 79697-0001
(325) 793-4700
(800) 460-2392
Fax: (325) 793-4701

Contact: Dave Voskuil
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address
South 14th and Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697
(325) 793-3800
Total undergrads: 1,515
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 332
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,383

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 57%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 1,266
Percent Admitted: 61%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 43%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 400 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 540 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 15 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $16,950 $18,135 $19,355 $20,830 +7.62%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,134 $6,657 $6,757 $6,976 +3.24%
Other $2,000 $2,800 $2,842 $2,938 +3.38%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $26,084 $28,792 $30,154 $31,944 +5.94%
In-state Off Campus $17,950 $19,335 $20,555 $22,030 +7.18%
In-state with Family $17,950 $19,335 $20,555 $22,030 +7.18%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 331 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 331 100% $4,195,379 $12,675
• Federal grants 159 48% $749,776 $4,716
• Pell grants 157 47% $536,370 $3,416
• Other federal grants 156 47% $213,406 $1,368
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 243 73% $889,143 $3,659
Institutional scholarships or grants 330 99% $2,556,460 $7,747
Student loan financial aid 265 80% $1,964,890 $7,415
• Federal student loans 259 78% $1,613,814 $6,231
• Other student loans 50 15% $351,076 $7,022

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 239
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13
Biochemistry 2
Biology/biological Sciences, General 10
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 54
Accounting 7
Business Administration and Management, General 8
Business/commerce, General 15
Business/managerial Economics
Finance, General 6
Management Information Systems, General 2
Marketing/marketing Management, General 16
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2
Education 51
Art Teacher Education 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
English/language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 12
English Language and Literature/letters 7
Creative Writing 3
English Language and Literature, General 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 24
Athletic Training/trainer 6
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 18
History 7
History, General 7
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mathematics, General 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 3
Biological and Physical Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Natural Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 11
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 11
Physical Sciences 2
Chemistry, General 1
Physics, General 1
Psychology 19
Psychology, General 19
Social Sciences 17
Political Science and Government, General 5
Sociology 12
Visual and Performing Arts 25
Art/art Studies, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Design and Applied Arts, Other 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 7
Fine/studio Arts, General 6
Keyboard Instruments
Music, General 5
Voice and Opera
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi-/Interdisciplinary studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

McMurry University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (325) 793-3800
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: S 14th and Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX 79697
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,132
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 715 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,419
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,419
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $17,612

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

McMurry University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at McMurry University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 13
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 22
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 492

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at McMurry University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $27,419
Out-of-state $27,419
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $15,725
Out-of-state $15,725

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 242 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 242 98% $17,612
Student loan aid 193 78% $7,502

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 998 90% $15,933
Federal student loans 798 72% $7,021

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for McMurry University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled McMurry University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,826 868 958
Percent admitted 100% 46% 37%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 14% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

McMurry University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,132
Undergraduate enrollment 1,128
Graduate enrollment 4

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

McMurry University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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