Murray State University

Murray State Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to discover how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Murray State diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Murray State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Murray State University?

Murray State total enrollment is approximately 9,449 students. 6,149 are undergraduates and 592 are graduate students.

Murray State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Murray State undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Murray State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,000
Black or African American 384
Unknown 252
Multi-Ethnic 181
Hispanic 171
International 101
Asian 44
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

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Murray State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 67% of full-time grad students are women, and 33% men.


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Murray State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 454
International 47
Black or African American 46
Multi-Ethnic 18
Hispanic 12
Unknown 9
Asian 5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Murray State Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,454
Black or African American 565
Unknown 427
International 400
Multi-Ethnic 270
Hispanic 237
Asian 72
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Murray State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,136
Black or African American 69
Asian 31
Multi-Ethnic 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Murray State Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 5,949 female students and 3,500 male students at Murray State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Murray State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.10 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 692 female teachers and 640 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

39.58% Out of State
2.26% Out of the Country

Murray State ranks 726 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

39.58% of Murray State students come from out of state, and 2.26% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  66 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 24 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Kentucky 887
Illinois 172
Tennessee 130
Indiana 104
Alabama 14

International Students at Murray State

Students from 64 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
50.08% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  84.58 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Murray State, 50.08% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,510
20-21 2,504
22-24 1,784
35 and over 1,018
25-29 867
30-34 447
Under 18 0

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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