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MSU space science programs ranked most affordable by Great Value Colleges

Morehead State University has been named one of the Top 25 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Astronomy for 2020 by Great Value Colleges (  

MSU ranked eighth on the list. It was selected for the program’s affordability, overall outstanding reputation, excellent faculty and commitment to providing students a high-quality education while giving them all the tools that they need to achieve their future career goals. The programs highlighted were the Bachelor of Science in Space Science Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Physics with an Astrophysics track and minors in both astronomy and astrophysics.  

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The rankings are determined by using data collected from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information gleaned directly from each institution’s official website. For more sizeable rankings, the methodology used to determine placement is based primarily on tuition but also considers things like program flexibility, customization within the degree program both in content and format, and an overall “wow” factor which highlights each program’s unique offerings and sets it apart from the pack. For programs that have limited online availability, we rank institutions based solely on tuition costs.  

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To learn more about programs in MSU’s Department of Physics, Earth Science and Space Systems Engineering, visit, email or call 606-783-2381.