MURRAY — Along with several other recent rankings that Murray State University has received, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University 14th regionally in its “Best Colleges for Veterans” category. Murray State offers resources for veterans such as personalized advising, career planning and placement, flexible online and weekend schedules for those who serve in active duty, disability services, free counseling services, free limited student health services and a psychological center.
The University also offers military tuition discounts for military service members using Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). These benefits can include in-state tuition rates, waived fees for courses, online classes and graduation, free textbooks and admission applications as well as waived tuition costs not covered by the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program.
“Murray State is very family-oriented, which is reflective of small unit leadership in the military. The staff and faculty treat veteran students as a member of a small but elite team, addressing their needs as an individual building a connection with our veterans. At Murray State, the little things matter because they matter to the student. It is this distinction that Murray State has earned its ranking and the trust of veterans,” said Allan Patterson, director for veteran and military success.
In addition to being recognized as a top school for veterans, Murray State was also named a top-tier university for the 30th straight year by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 26th in the “Best Regional Universities in the South” category and is the highest-ranked regional public university in Kentucky.
Murray State also ranked 11th among peer institutions in the “Top Public Regional Universities in the South” category while increasing its ranking from last year in the “Best Value School” category.
Murray State recently celebrated Veterans Day with three virtual events. These events included a speech from Murray State alumna and veteran COL Lucretia McClenney, a presentation from President Dr. Bob Jackson, and a National Roll Call for all veterans.