Morehead State University

Morehead State University
Morehead State University
Morehead State University Seal.svg
Motto Lux
Motto in English Light
Established 1887
Type Public
Endowment $22.5M
President Dr. Wayne D. Andrews[1]
Undergraduates 8,732
Postgraduates 1,503
Location Morehead, KY, USA
Campus Rural 500 acres (2 km²)
Athletics Eagles
Colors Blue and Gold
Affiliations Ohio Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League
Morehead State University Logo.svg

Morehead State University (MSU) is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky, United States in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, midway between Lexington, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia. The 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report named MSU one of the top 25 public universities in the South.[2] MSU has also become one of only four universities in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in space science.[3] Morehead State University was also the first in Kentucky to offer an online MBA program,[4] accredited by the AACSB.[5] The College of Business & Public Affairs also offers a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS).[6] With the growing demand for technology savvy and leadership in virtually every industry, this program is designed to prepare leaders who can strategically manage knowledge resources and information technology to improve the productivity, competitiveness, and profitability of any organization in any setting. The school newspaper is The Trail Blazer. The school was founded in 1887 as Morehead Normal School, a church-supported teacher-training school. It was taken over by the state in 1922. The school's name changed as its mission broadened—to Morehead State Normal School and Teachers College in 1926, Morehead State Teachers College in 1930, Morehead State College in 1948 and Morehead State University in 1968.



Little Bell Tower on the Campus of Morehead State. The words around the tower read "Love," "Wisdom," "Justice," and "Service."

55,000 persons have received degrees from MSU. Nearly 80 degree programs are available on the two-year, four-year and graduate levels through four colleges (Caudill College of Humanities, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology). Two-thirds of the faculty hold doctoral degrees. MSU supports its missions of teaching, applied research and public service through an annual budget of more than $129 million. MSU has claimed the state's best computer-student ratio in its computer laboratories, as well as offering students a program to lease university owned laptops while enrolled. The campus is ranked among the safest in the nation. The university now offers a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.[7]

Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

[8] School of the Arts

  • Art and Design[9]
  • Communication, Media and Leadership Studies[10]
  • Music, Theatre and Dance[11]

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy[12]
  • Geography, Government, and History[13]
  • Military Science[14]
  • Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology[15]

College of Business & Public Affairs [1]


  • Accounting, Economics, and Finance[17]
  • Information Systems[17]
  • Management, Marketing, and Sport Management[17]
  • Master of Business Administration [2]
  • Master of Science in Information Systems [3]
  • Department of Government and Regional Analysis [4]
  • Master of Public Administration [5]

Sport Management

College of Education


  • Curriculum and Instruction[19]
  • Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences[20]
  • Professional Programs in Education[21]

College of Science and Technology


  • Agricultural and Human Sciences[23]
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences[24]
  • Imaging Sciences[25]
  • Applied Engineering & Techonology[26]
  • Mathematics and Computer Science[27]
  • Nursing[28]
  • Physical Sciences[29]
  • Psychology[30]
  • Space Science & Astrophysics[31]

The Arts

The Morehead State University Arts and Humanities Council was established in 2003 to encourages dialogue and partnerships in the arts. Part of a larger initiative within the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Council works to develop cultural opportunities both on campus and off. Morehead, long known for its patronage of the arts in Kentucky with such organizations as the Kentucky Folk Art Center and the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, was the childhood home of philanthropist Lucille Caudill Little. Named after Lucille Little, MSU's Little Company is a touring troupe of students in the Theatre Department that performs plays and conducts workshops for up to 100 schools in the area each year.


Morehead State Eagles logo

MSU is a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference in NCAA Division I and sponsors 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The football Eagles compete in the Pioneer Football League of the Football Championship Subdivision. The basketball Eagles won the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, sending them to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1984. The coed cheerleading squad has won 20 national championships and the all-girl squad has seven national titles.[citation needed] The baseball team has won 7 Ohio Valley Conference Titles and the women's volleyball team has won the conference 5 times. At the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 13th-seeded Morehead State upset Louisville 62-61. It was the second NCAA Tournament win for Morehead State in a three-year span. The Eagles also beat Alabama State in the 2009 Opening Round game. The Eagles then faced 12th-seeded Richmond in the third round, which was only the ninth time in tournament history that a 12-13 match-up occurred in the round of 32.

Greek life



Residence Halls

Notable alumni


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Coordinates: 38°11′21.56″N 83°25′52.49″W / 38.1893222°N 83.4312472°W / 38.1893222; -83.4312472

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