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Murray State College

Murray State College, is a public, co-educational community college located in southeastern Oklahoma with the main campus located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The college is named in honor of former Oklahoma Governor William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray.

Location

Address
One Murray Campus
City
Tishomingo
State
OK
Zip/Post Code
73460

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1915
In State Tuition Fees
3714
Out State Tuition Fees
8872
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3
Male Female Ratio
30:70
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Murray State College Provides Opportunities for Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement.
Mascot
Aggies
Colors
Navy Blue Gold
Conference
Region 2

College History

History

Murray State College was established as the Murray State School of Agriculture in accordance with a law passed by the first Oklahoma Legislature (approved May 20, 1908). Its first students, numbering about 100, were primarily Chickasaw and Choctaw. Federal funding paid for two dormitories opened in 1916 for Native American students. On March 17, 1924, the Oklahoma Legislature approved a measure to enable the institution to teach the first two years of higher educational instruction, and it become a community college, granting its first associate degrees in 1924. Alfalfa Bill Murray's nephew, Clive Murray, became president of the school in 1931 and remained until 1961. The school was renamed Murray State Agricultural College in 1955, and then Murray State College of Agriculture and Applied Science in 1967. In 1972, the school was removed from the authority of the Board of Regents for Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges and given its own board of regents; in connection with this, the school was renamed Murray State College (not to be confused with Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky). Within the last 13 years many reports of apparitions have occurred relating to the death of the son of William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray in what is now McKee Hall on the third floor. Reports of sounds coming from nowhere and many strange objects being seen. Most reports come from the room 4320 on the third floor but also in the commons area. It was said that the death of the student was very gruesome and hard to understand. Murray State College's mission statement is to provide "opportunities to maximize student learning and personal growth." The college enrollment is approximately 2,500 students annually.

College Specialty

Specialty

Murray State College serves a ten-county area which includes Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray and Pontotoc counties. With campuses in Tishomingo and Ardmore, MSC serves more than 3,000 students annually. The College�s mission is to provide opportunities for student learning, personal growth, professional success and community enhancement. Murray State College offers associate degrees in science, arts and applied science.

Alumni

Alumni

Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation Johnston Murray, 14th Governor of Oklahoma

Campus

Campus

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