Morehead State University: Narrative Description

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University Blvd.
Morehead, KY 40351
Tel: (606)783-2221
Free: 800-585-6781
Admissions: (606)783-2000
Fax: (606)783-5038
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1922. Setting: 1,016-acre small town campus. Endowment: $21.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5047 per student. Total enrollment: 9,293. Faculty: 488 (358 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 5,194 applied, 66% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 6,376 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,381 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 22 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Pikeville College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3840 full-time, $160 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,200 full-time, $425 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4410. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Appalachian Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,651 college housing spaces available; 2,411 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Camden Carroll Library with 333,518 books, 781,060 microform titles, 2,627 serials, 1,808 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The city of Morehead is located between Lexington, KY, and Huntington, WV. Community services include a hospital, several churches, five motels, several restaurants and 2 shopping centers. Area recreation includes the Daniel Boone National Forest. The campus is a 1-hour drive from several state parks, and 20 minutes from swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. The campus also has Eagle Lake for recreation with a golf course and horseback riding. Several annual local festivals and university-sponsored Appalachia celebrations provide further entertainment.

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