Marshall University Overview
Marshall University is a public institution situated in Huntington, West Virginia. The city atmosphere of Huntington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Marshall University Known For?
- The highest degree offered at Marshall University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
Marshall University Rankings
According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Marshall University is ranked #1,113 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #3 out of 20 schools in West Virginia.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Marshall University has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Marshall University
|Best Colleges for the Money||504|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||619|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||651|
|Best Colleges for International Students||741|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,715|
Where Is Marshall University?
Contact details for Marshall University are given below.
|Address:||1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755|
How Do I Get Into Marshall University?
You can apply to Marshall University online at: https://www.marshall.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Marshall University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Marshall University?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 15% of students accepted to Marshall University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 608. Math scores were between 470 and 560.
Can I Afford Marshall University?
Net Price by Income Group for Marshall University
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marshall University, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,892 a year. That adds up to $23,568 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Marshall University is 11.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Marshall University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,757 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,846 full-time undergraduates at Marshall University, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marshall University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||509|
|Hispanic or Latino||181|
West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Marshall University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 70 countries are represented at Marshall University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Marshall University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marshall University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Marshall University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marshall University was 15.2%. This is the #1,067 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Marshall University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Marshall University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||12%|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||48%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||12%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||23%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||23%|
|Mathematics & Statistics||8%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Marshall University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Marshall University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Geography & Cartography||#10|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#16|
|Communication & Journalism||#59|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#73|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#105|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#150|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#153|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#153|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#167|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Marshall University Majors
In 2017-2018, Marshall University awarded 3,712 undergraduate degrees and 2,200 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Beyond My Ken under License
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