Murray State University

Murray State Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does Murray State University Cost?

Is what Murray State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our Murray State cost report:

How Much Does Murray State Charge for Tuition?

$9,252 In-State Tuition & Fees
$18,528 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Murray State University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $18,528 in 2020-2021. If you were a Kentucky resident, the yearly charges were $9,252.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $17,316 $1,212 $18,528
In-State $8,040 $1,212 $9,252

Murray State University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Murray State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Murray State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. Murray State University compares well with this national average since its average yearly cost in tuition and fees was $18,528 for out-of-state students.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. In-state undergraduates at Murray State pay about $9,252 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Murray State University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

Nationwide Southeast Kentucky
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Average Inexpensive
In-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Murray State University Financial Aid.

Murray State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.61% In-State Tuition Increase
-7.99% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$37,810 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 0.61% for the past five years, Kentucky residents could expect to pay $9,366 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If the in-state Murray State tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $18,789, and four years would cost $37,810.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about -7.99% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $15,684.

For two years This means an estimated $30,114 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Murray State, and $55,605 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Murray State.


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