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Murray State University
College to Career Experience
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
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Program Contact Jax Richardson
Program Contact Email
Phone 2708093659
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A two-year program  for students with intellectual disabilities.  Students take 6 hours per semester in Murray State classes and earn a College to Career Certificate of Completion.

Program information submitted: February 24, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 4
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: We like to start this process about 6 months before classes begin
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25 is ideal for financial aid purposes, but will accept students over the age of 25
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 50.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: We had only 1 student not return from 20-21 school year.
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $4626.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $5484.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Our out of state fees vary per state. Surrounding states are going to be cheaper than states out west or up north. The rate listed above is for out of state students in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Mississippi. Tennessee, because we are so close to the state line, will be $4,896 per academic year. Any student wishing to attend our university that is not in any of the states listed above, their tuition cost, per academic year, will be $7,029.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available: We highly encourage and will work with our students to apply for FAFSA. Students in the state of Kentucky, will also have access to their KEES money that will be applied to their costs. This money does expire, though, roughly 4-5 years after completing high school.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: All of our classes are listed in the course catalog. Our students are put in regular classes with all of campus. Our program only requires 4 core classes and the remaining 4 are left for career interest based courses.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: College to Career Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Additional information about career development and work experience: We set our students up with internships that are career aligned throughout their time with us. The internships are monitored and the students have peer mentors going with them to assist in anyway they might need. We also work with our students on resume building, interview skills and the application process to apply for a job.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation