MSU earns additional national rankings in 2019

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Morehead State University was founded as a teacher’s college with a mission to educate and serve Eastern Kentucky as a “light to the mountains.” In its more than 130 years of history, that light has shown across the Commonwealth, the nation and well beyond.  

The University has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and student support and people are taking notice. Whether it’s academic excellence, superior online education, affordability or providing veterans with the best possible college experience, more and more people are finding out why it pays to be an Eagle. 

Here is a list of some of the national rankings MSU has recently earned since January 2019: 

  • Morehead State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been ranked as one of the top BSN programs in Kentucky by MSU ranked number four in Kentucky and is one of the best nursing schools in the nation. 
  • ranked MSU’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) as one of the Top 30 Online Ph.D. Programs in Curriculum and Instruction. The program ranked 19th in a list of universities across the country and was the only university from the state of Kentucky that made the list. 
  • Animation Career Review, an online resource for careers in animation, game design, graphic design and digital art, named MSU the Top Graphic Design School in Kentucky for 2019.  
  • has recognized the online Master of Arts in Sociology as one of the 10 best online programs in the U.S. The program is ranked seventh and recognized as Best in Career Development.   
  • Morehead State University has been named a Bronze-level Military Friendly School® for 2019-20 by Viqtory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families. 
  •, a website developed to connect prospective students with the best available online programs, listed MSU’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs in middle grades (5-9) and secondary education (8-12) as one of The 30 Best Online Master’s in K-12 Education Programs for 2018. The list, which featured both public and private higher education institutions from across the U.S., had MSU ranked highest among Kentucky public universities. 

To view a comprehensive list of MSU’s rankings, visit