Morehead State University

Morehead State University

Morehead State University is a public university established in 1887. It was initially founded as the Morehead Normal School, but having gradually broadened its mission over the years, it was renamed the Morehead State University in 1968. The college enrolls over 7,000 undergraduates and more than 1,000 postgraduates every year. There are over 70 degree programs on the 2-year, 4-year and graduate levels. Classes are held in 4 colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Caudill College of Humanities
  • College of Science and Technology

Morehead State University sponsors more than 15 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The athletics teams are known as the Eagles, with official colors of blue and gold. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, rifling, tennis and track, while the women's teams play basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.

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Contacting Morehead State

Morehead State University
University Blvd
Morehead , KY 40351
General Phone: (606) 783-2221

Morehead State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching425education, curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts303French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, social services, geography, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management184business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine88registered nursing
Family and Social Work87family and human sciences, public administration, social work
Medical Support and Technology71veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Media70communication studies
Engineering Technician45manufacturing tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Science43biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling31psychology, clinical psychology
Music29music, music performance
Fine Arts25fine arts
Agricultural Science and Management23agriculture, agricultural operations
Law9legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for Morehead State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree97345
Associate's degree1498
Master's degree38024
Post-master's certificate53

Morehead State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Morehead State had a total enrollment of 8,897 students (7,286 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Morehead State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 47 %

Morehead State Room and Board (2007)

Morehead State offers campus housing for 2,762 of its 7,286 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Morehead, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Morehead State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math420550
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Morehead State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,040
Room and board $ 5,852
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Morehead State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 197600)

Morehead State Faculty

Morehead State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3561
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3144

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$104,8303$112,675
Associate professorcalendar year5$87,6153$96,681
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*4$54,178
All faculty totalcalendar year16$96,96511$83,707

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$73,7529$71,340
Associate professoracademic year71$61,82953$60,692
Assistant professoracademic year37$54,66066$49,362
Instructoracademic year31$37,32435$37,249
All faculty totalacademic year179$58,768163$51,658

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Morehead State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pioneer Football League
Basketball Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball Ohio Valley Conference
Track Ohio Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports216283

Morehead State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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Top 9%Morehead State Number of students
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Top 16%Morehead State Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%Morehead State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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