Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,210
Graduate Enrollment: 670
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 89.83%

Male/Female: 38% / 62% (2017)

First generation college students: 41.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2020 Median Admit SAT: 1,147


2020 Median Admit ACT: 23


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 63.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 36.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 22.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 87.9%
Black: 3.6%
Hispanic: 2.7%
Asian: 0.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.0%
Non-resident alien: 1.0%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,803
In-State tuition: $9,462
Out-of-State tuition: $14,106

Estimated books and supplies: $1,008 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,040 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,604 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,630 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,604 (2022)

Average Family Income: $55,683 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,407 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 32.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 35.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $236 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,276
$30k-48k $8,959
$48k-75k $11,410
$75k-110k $14,984
$110k+ $15,535

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 30%
6-year graduation rate: 45%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,755 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,382 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 51.9% (2015)
@3 year 60.0% (2017)
@5 year 60.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 34.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 35.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $34,580 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $41,084 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 13 $35,522 ($2,960) $61,349 ($5,112)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 19 $22,580 $69,131 ($5,761) $47,998 ($4,000)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 11
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 21 $26,230 $259 $27,280 ($2,273)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 9 $35,517 ($2,960)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 19 $38,343 ($3,195)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 36 $22,575 $212 $23,499 ($1,958)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 149 $28,902 $231 $28,478 ($2,373) $35,212 ($2,934)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 75 $19,250 $199 $23,407 ($1,951) $49,734 ($4,145)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 26 $24,218 $251 $31,377 ($2,615) $39,949 ($3,329)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 67 $25,946 $265 $27,665 ($2,305) $42,293 ($3,524)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 19 $27,736 $285 $34,742 ($2,895)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 34 $23,420 $239 $23,641 ($1,970) $35,212 ($2,934)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 11
Master's Degree Public Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 27 $25,903 $265 $32,355 ($2,696) $47,451 ($3,954)
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 45 $303 $62,284 ($5,190) $74,648 ($6,221)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 48 $25,558 $256 $37,201 ($3,100) $49,720 ($4,143)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 44 $27,440 $242 $38,429 ($3,202) $50,682 ($4,224)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 25 $41,752 ($3,479) $41,590 ($3,466)
Associate's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 15 $35,933 ($2,994) $54,707 ($4,559)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 19 $25,900 $249 $37,305 ($3,109) $57,830 ($4,819)
Bachelor's Degree History. 5 $30,551 ($2,546)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 59 $25,000 $253 $34,053 ($2,838) $37,163 ($3,097)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 25 $24,857 $264 $24,083 ($2,007) $36,595 ($3,050)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 27 $24,000 $254 $28,505 ($2,375) $37,903 ($3,159)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 79 $32,002 $246 $29,756 ($2,480) $35,689 ($2,974)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 10 $39,268 ($3,272)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 39 $25,000 $248 $30,569 ($2,547) $35,326 ($2,944)
Master's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 24 $25,000 $265 $13,171 ($1,098) $26,546 ($2,212)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Music. 27 $25,000 $265 $32,700 ($2,725)
Master's Degree Music. 3
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 25
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 25
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 45 $23,769 $247 $46,467 ($3,872) $54,592 ($4,549)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 43 $26,000 $229 $57,983 ($4,832) $60,550 ($5,046)
Bachelor's Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 7
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 46 $30,000 $229 $60,090 ($5,008) $58,021 ($4,835)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 71 $29,000 $270 $62,044 ($5,170) $62,137 ($5,178)
Master's Degree Education, General. 40 $358 $38,994 ($3,250) $43,113 ($3,593)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 19 $64,122 ($5,344)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $65,519 ($5,460)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 12
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 47 $26,878 $269 $33,855 ($2,821) $36,125 ($3,010)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 2
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 16 $466 $42,573 ($3,548) $45,779 ($3,815)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 45 $25,292 $245 $31,810 ($2,651) $32,501 ($2,708)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 74 $240 $45,822 ($3,819) $44,921 ($3,743)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 27 $29,225 $301 $35,108 ($2,926)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 11 $30,181 ($2,515)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 5
Associate's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 55 $28,396 $286 $52,904 ($4,409) $65,050 ($5,421)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $60,507
Full time faculty: 77%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $45,109,704 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $58,002,224 (2022)