2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Murray State University is $9,168 for Kentucky residents and $18,348 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for Murray State is $9,162 for Kentucky residents and $13,579 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.07% for Kentucky residents and decreased by -25.99% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 4.53% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.84% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($9,482) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,392 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,174 $24,792$13,266
2020-2021$9,168$18,348$13,867
Change % 2020-2021-0.07%-25.99%4.53%
2021-2022$9,162$13,579$14,495
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $8,881 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,400 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Murray State is $8,654 for Kentucky residents and $14,400 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been decreased by -2.56% for Kentucky residents and decreased by 0.00% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($10,411) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,389 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,114 $14,400$13,266
2020-2021$8,881$14,400$13,867
Change % 2020-2021-2.56%0.00%4.53%
2021-2022$8,654$14,400$14,495
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Murray State.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$382$1,033
2020-2021$382$765
2021-2022$382$567
Graduate2019-2020$506$800
2020-2021$493$583
2021-2022$480$425
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $33,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,300 for Murray State University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$33,100$38,700$29,100
7 Years After Graduation$33,200--
8 Years After Graduation$38,300--
9 Years After Graduation$37,300--
10 Years After Graduation$42,300$49,700$37,000

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Murray State?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $37,550 for Kentucky residents and $60,695 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Murray State University have decreased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are less than current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$9,255$9,343$9,431$9,521$37,550
Out-of-State$16,980$15,714$14,542$13,458$60,695
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,343$9,431$9,521$9,611$37,907
Out-of-State$15,714$14,542$13,458$12,455$56,169
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,431$9,521$9,611$9,703$38,266
Out-of-State$14,542$13,458$12,455$11,526$51,981
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,521$9,611$9,703$9,795$38,629
Out-of-State$13,458$12,455$11,526$10,667$48,106
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,611$9,703$9,795$9,888$38,996
Out-of-State$12,455$11,526$10,667$9,871$44,519
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $100,804 for Kentucky residents and $123,948 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Murray State University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,651$25,014$25,383$25,760$100,804
Out-of-State$32,376$31,385$30,493$29,694$123,948
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$25,014$25,382$25,758$26,141$102,291
Out-of-State$31,385$30,493$29,694$28,982$120,554
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,382$25,757$26,140$26,529$103,804
Out-of-State$30,493$29,694$28,982$28,350$117,519
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$25,757$26,138$26,528$26,923$105,343
Out-of-State$29,694$28,982$28,350$27,793$114,819
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$26,138$26,526$26,922$27,325$106,908
Out-of-State$28,982$28,350$27,793$27,306$112,431
Last year, 81% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $67,840 for Kentucky residents and $90,984 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Murray State University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$16,410$16,773$17,142$17,519$67,840
Out-of-State$24,135$23,144$22,252$21,453$90,984
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$16,773$17,141$17,517$17,900$69,327
Out-of-State$23,144$22,252$21,453$20,741$87,590
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,141$17,516$17,899$18,288$70,840
Out-of-State$22,252$21,453$20,741$20,109$84,555
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$17,516$17,897$18,287$18,682$72,379
Out-of-State$21,453$20,741$20,109$19,552$81,855
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$17,897$18,285$18,681$19,084$73,944
Out-of-State$20,741$20,109$19,552$19,065$79,467

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Murray State University.
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Murray State University 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,168$1,260$13,867$18,348$1,260 $13,867
Graduate$8,881 $1,260$13,867$14,400 $1,260$13,867


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