Morehead State University
150 University Blvd.
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-2221
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Morehead State University is a four-year public university in Morehead, Ky., that was established in 1887. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Morehead State University 55th in Regional Universities (South) in its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The university has a student population of 10,968 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1. In addition to its main campus, Morehead State offers courses at campuses in Ashland, Hazard, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, and West Liberty, Ky.

Programs Offered

Morehead State University offers academic programs in accounting, agribusiness, agricultural technology, agronomy, communication, chemistry, computer information systems, diagnostic medical sonography, English, equine science, film, geography, and management. Master’s degrees are available in areas including art, English, communication, social science, clinical psychology, and education. Morehead State University also offers online degrees in English, education, Canadian studies, business administration, and more.


Morehead State University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1930.


Freshman applicants are required to submit an undergraduate admissions application, ACT or SAT scores, and an official high school transcript. The college requires at least an 18 on the ACT or an 870 on the SAT for unconditional admission. Unconditional admission requires an Admissions Index of 450 or higher. The admissions index is calculated by multiplying the high school grade point average (GPA) by 100, multiplying the ACT score by 10, and adding the two scores together. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.

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