100 years and still racing.
Founded in 1922, Murray State is a 4-year public university in western Kentucky. We're nationally-ranked for our academics, athletics, affordability and educational value. We believe every person should have access to a high-quality education. That's why we award over $115 million in scholarships and financial aid each year.
We are Racers
Racers come from all types of backgrounds, representing not just the region, but the entire world. We take pride in our work and our university, shaping the next generation of leaders in the classroom and out in the field. Engineers, athletes, scientists, government leaders, network administrators, artists, educators and much more all call Murray State home. Once a Racer, always a Racer.
Murray feels like home. From small-town boutiques and shops to diverse restaurants, public parks, friendly neighbors and more, our namesake has it all. Ready for a night out? Catch a show at the local theatre or playhouse, see one of Murray’s homegrown bands rock the house or cheer on the Racers across more than a dozen men and women’s sports. Feeling adventurous? Visit the city parks and shoot some hoops, take a swim or go hiking. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is just 20 minutes down the road.