Update: We have updated a portion of this story to detail enrollment issues. Overall enrollment was down this past academic year, however there was an increase in new freshmen and transfer enrollment. We had previously reported the decline involved the new academic standards, however the decline is due to a variety of factors listed below and enrollment under the new academic standards has increased. We apologize for the error and any confusion.
Murray State’s president said the university is “in good shape” as performance funding goes into effect next academic year. Bob Davies outlined parameters in a ‘university update’ Thursday afternoon that include increasing the number of Bachelor’s degrees earned, an emphasis on STEM+H degrees and greater focus on low-income and minority students among other factors.