MOREHEAD, Ky. — Morehead State University’s long-standing reputation for academic quality and student success continues to have a long-standing national ranking to go with it.

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 16th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2020 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The newest rankings include MSU as 19th in the Top Public Regional Universities-South division, moving up from 23rd in last year’s rankings.

“We are deeply committed to advancing Morehead State’s standing as a public regional university in the South, all for the benefit of our students, their families, and the Commonwealth,” said Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, MSU president. “This shows our strength.”

The rankings place emphasis on acceptance rates, graduation rates, admissions selectivity, alumni giving rates, and small class sizes. Class size and personal attention have always been strengths of MSU thanks to our 18:1 student-faculty ratio that allows for greater one-on-one time with the University’s experienced and dedicated faculty and staff. MSU provides a variety of services and resources to guide and support each student through their college experience.