Murray State University

Murray State University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Murray State University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about Murray State University veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Murray State University G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on Murray State Includes:

How Does Murray State Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Murray State University at #587.The school also ranked #6 in our Best for Vets in Kentucky ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how Murray State did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 379
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 521
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 506
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 355

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Murray State ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Other Agriculture Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields Other Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Occupational Safety & Health Technology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Child Advocacy & Policy Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Other Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Child Advocacy & Policy Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields Other Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Child Advocacy & Policy Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5

How Many Veterans Go to Murray State?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 401 G.I. Bill® students at Murray State. Around 4.24% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at Murray State is 9,449. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Murray State

Murray State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Murray State University does have a student veterans group.

Does Murray State Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
If you have particular knowledge gained through life experience, Murray State may offer offer credit for that. Check with the school for more details.

If you have specialized military training, Murray State may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

Murray State Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at Murray State for the following armed services:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Murray State

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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