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Study at Morehead State University

Morehead State University is a public university established in 1887. It was initially founded as the Morehead Normal School, but having gradually broadened its mission over the years, it was renamed the Morehead State University in 1968. The college enrolls over 7, 000 undergraduates and more than 1, 000 postgraduates every year. There are over 70 degree programs on the 2-year, 4-year and graduate levels. Classes are held in 4 colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Caudill College of Humanities
  • College of Science and Technology
Morehead State University sponsors more than 15 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The athletics teams are known as the Eagles, with official colors of blue and gold. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, rifling, tennis and track, while the women's teams play basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.

Profile of Morehead State University

Morehead State is in Morehead, KY. Morehead is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Morehead State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Morehead State include music and education and teaching.

Morehead State Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Morehead State scored at least 530 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 440 to 560 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 8, 897 students study at Morehead State .

Student Life

The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Ohio Valley Conference and Pioneer Football League athletics.

Morehead State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching463elementary school teaching, education, educational admin and supervision, school Counselling, secondary teaching, middle school teaching, special ed, adult education, . . .
Liberal Arts294general studies, sociology, English, history, social services, political science, Spanish language, geography, . . .
Business and Management198business management, business, MIS, accounting, marketing, finance, managerial economics
Family and Social Work88social work, family and human sciences
Science86biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, geology
Medical Support and Technology78radiation therapist, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Media66communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy54exercise science, sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Music42music, music performance
Therapy and Counselling35psychology, clinical psychology
Agricultural Science and Management33agriculture, agricultural operations
Fine Arts31fine arts
Engineering Technician31manufacturing tech
Law10legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate

Contact: Morehead State

Morehead State University

University Blvd

Morehead, KY 40351

General Phone: (606) 783-2221


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