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MSU earns College of Distinction recognition in multiple categories 

Morehead State University's commitment to academic excellence and student success for every member of the Eagle Nation has led to recognition on a national level.  

MSU qualified to be listed in the web resource Colleges of Distinction this year under multiple categories. The University was designated a College of Distinction in the following areas for 2022-23:  

  • Public Universities  
  • Kentucky Universities  
  • Business   
  • Education  
  • Nursing  
  • Career Development  
  • Military Support  

Created in 2000, Colleges of Distinction helps students and families navigate the selection process to find the best college for prospective students. Colleges of Distinction recognize schools prioritizing distinctions like student engagement, community, teaching and outcomes.   

“MSU is notable in a number of ways and we are pleased to earn these distinctive designations,” said MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan. “This further exhibits our strength and quality of education for our students.” 

In addition to being named a College of Distinction, MSU is also ranked in the Top 15 best public regional universities in the South for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.  

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