Murray State College is located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the county seat of Johnston County and originally founded as the capital of the Chickasaw Nation. One of the oldest towns in Oklahoma and rich in a background of historical and cultural associations, Tishomingo has grown as a city of homes, schools and churches.
With a population that has never exceeded 3,500, the town has developed many of the conveniences of more populous cities without the civic problems that confront the larger industrial centers. Eight churches hold regular services in the town. Adding materially to the general desirability of the town and college is Lake Texoma, one of the largest manmade lakes in the world. This lake is immediately adjacent to Tishomingo and the Murray campus, and its location adds to the possibilities of an already well-known recreation center, besides providing unlimited opportunities for research in biology and other related fields.
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.
Thank you for visiting the Murray State College website! Murray State College has a rich history in southern Oklahoma, and is proud to offer top-notch educational programs. With campuses in both Tishomingo and Ardmore, Oklahoma, Murray State College is ideally located to serve the needs of a variety of students. Thanks to our small-town atmosphere, anyone can feel at home on the Murray State College campus. Here everyone is treated like family. Our faculty, staff and administration are all dedicated to ensure that from Murray State College, our students can go anywhere.
Our goal is to prepare our students to succeed in whatever future they wish to pursue. Whether they continue on to advance their education or to enter the workforce, our graduates move forward with the proper tools and skills they need to be successful in life!
Once you’ve finished your tour of the Murray State College website, we’d love to meet you in person. If you would like more information about Murray State College and how you can enroll, contact our Outreach Office at 580-387-7137.
Executive Cabinet (front row from left) - Justin Cellum, AVP for Business Affairs, President Joy McDaniel, Ginger Cothran, Dean of Instruction, (back row from left) Becky Henthorn, VP for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, Amy Caskey, Executive Director for Administrative Affairs, Michaelle Gray, VP for Student Affairs, Sam Holt, AVP for Facilities and Security, and Cheryl Phelps, AVP for Communication and Engagement.
Murray State College
One Murray Campus
Tishomingo, OK 73460
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