Morehead State University

Morehead State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Morehead State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Morehead State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Morehead State University was awarded 64 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Morehead State University as #2,189 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Morehead State University also holds the #26 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Morehead State University?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Morehead State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Morehead State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 410 and 485. Math scores were between 445 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Morehead State University  ( 410 to 485 )

SAT Math Scores for Morehead State University  ( 445 to 550 )
Morehead State University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Morehead State University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Morehead State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Morehead State University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Morehead State University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Morehead State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Morehead State University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at Morehead State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Morehead State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,958 undergraduates at Morehead State University with 5,393 being full-time and 3,565 being part-time.

How Much Does Morehead State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Morehead State University is $12,421. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Morehead State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,029 $11,086 $12,967 $15,993 $16,367

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Morehead State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Morehead State University, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,096 a year. That adds up to $24,384 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morehead State University is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Morehead State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University make about $33,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 17% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Morehead State University make the most money.

Location of Morehead State University

Morehead State University is a public institution located in Morehead, Kentucky. Morehead is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Morehead State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Blvd, Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2000

Morehead State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Morehead State University. Of these students, 1,260 received undergraduate degrees and 278 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 138 $26,600
General Biology 64 $24,400
Nursing 63 $59,200
Health & Physical Education 62 $31,200
Social Work 58 $27,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 $27,000
General Agriculture 45 $26,800
General Engineering Technology 45 $53,100
Accounting 45 $34,200
General Psychology 44 $20,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Morehead State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Morehead State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 4,437 students took at least one online class at Morehead State University. This is a decrease from the 4,488 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,437 1,311
2017-2018 4,488 1,489
2016-2017 4,843 1,570
2015-2016 4,984 1,670
2013-2014 5,149 1,915

Learn more about online learning at Morehead State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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