Morehead State University

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Also known as MSU, Morehead State University is a public co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Founded in 1887 as the Morehead Normal School, it was taken over by the state and eventually renamed.

U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges taps Morehead as one of the South's top 25 public universities ��" as it has been for a decade. In addition, The Daily Beast recognized Morehead as a top underrated school in 2013. The campus is considered one of the nation's safest.

Morehead is comprised of five colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business & Public Affairs; College of Education; College of Science & Technology and University College. There are 212 degree programs available, and two-thirds of the faculty hold doctoral degrees.

Morehead is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


A charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference in NCAA Division I, Morehead sponsors 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The school's football team is the only public school to compete in the Pioneer Football League of the Football Championship Subdivision.

Morehead's athletic teams are known as the Eagles.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Morehead offers grants, loans, scholarships, work-study and additional forms of financial aid to help students defray the cost of attendance.

Library System

The Camden-Carroll Library offers books, articles, online items, DVDs and audio items. Its stated goal is to cultivate an environment that encourages learning and scholarly exchange, and toward that end it works to acquire a collection that represents multiple viewpoints.

Student Housing

Morehead's on-campus residency policy mandates that all students under the age of 21 who have earned fewer than 60 university credits must live on campus. Traditional residence halls are Alumni Tower, Butler Hall, Cartmell Hall, Cooper Hall, Fields Hall and Thompson Hall, the last two of which are year-round housing. Suite-style living options are East Mignon Hall, Mignon Hall, Mignon Tower, Nunn Hall and West Mignon Hall. Apartment-style options are Eagle Lake Apartments, Mays Hall Apartments and Normal Hall Apartments.

General Information

Admission Office

100 Admissions Center

Morehead, KY 40351

(606) 783-2000

(800) 585-6781

Fax: (606) 783-5038

Contact: Jeffrey Liles

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
Main Address

201 Howell-McDowell Administration Building

Morehead, KY 40351

(606) 783-2221

Total undergrads: 7,487

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,338

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,773

Graduate enrollment: 1,494


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 66%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agriculture – General B

Arts, Visual & Performing

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems A,B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Radiologic Technology A,B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General 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.

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