Murray State College

Murray State College

Murray State College, also known as MSC, was established in 1908, and is a public, co-educational college and is located in Oklahoma. The main campus of the college is located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and a smaller campus is at Ardmore, Oklahoma. MSC offers several programs including two-year degree programs, two-year certificate programs and one-year certificate programs. These programs are offered from more than 30 field of study. The college also provides on-line services and various courses through the distance learning programs.

MSC's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Junior College Athletic Association. They are nicknamed as the Aggies. The Aggies participate in sports activities including basketball, baseball, and softball.

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Murray State College
One Murray Campus
Tishomingo , OK 73460
General Phone: (580) 371-2371

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Murray State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts124general studies, humanities, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling35psychology courses, physical therapist assistant
Business and Management34business management, management science
Education and Teaching30elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Family and Social Work13child development, child care provider
Mechanics and Repair13gunsmith
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, information science
Security and Law Enforcement6corrections and criminal justice
Agricultural Science and Management5agriculture
Conservation and Resource Management1natural resources courses
Fine Arts1fine arts studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree32521
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years61

Murray State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Murray State had a total enrollment of 2,281 students (1,675 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 17%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 28%
20-21 15%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown1%

Murray State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 39 %

Murray State Room and Board (2007)

Murray State offers campus housing for 212 of its 1,675 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Murray State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,004
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,664
Room and board $ 5,600
Room charge $ 2,800
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,700
Books and supplies $ 1,024
Other expenses $ 2,510

Financial Aid:
Murray State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 315800)

Murray State Faculty

Murray State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track510
Non-tenured and not on tenure track104

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year3$61,4442*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$60,5003$54,612

*: 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
Associate professoracademic year1*0*
Assistant professoracademic year2*2*
Instructoracademic year16$39,50119$40,687
All faculty totalacademic year19$41,10021$41,187

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

Murray State Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01010

Murray State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Science, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair

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

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, Other

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