Murray State College: Narrative Description

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One Murray Campus
Tishomingo, OK 73460-3130
Tel: (580)371-2371; Admissions: (580)371-2371; Fax: (580)371-9844; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 120-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,958. Students come from 16 states and territories, 4 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 15% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 6% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 155 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Murray State College Library plus 1 other with 20,000 books and 160 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Historically noted as the original capital of the Chickasaw Nation, Tishomingo is situated on the banks of Lake Texoma within a wildlife refuge. This is a rural area with a temperate climate. The city is served by five highways. Tishomingo has six churches, a hospital, and major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Local recreational facilities include water sports, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

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