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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?

7,846 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,894 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • 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

Ranking Type Rank
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 1,113
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,715

Where Is Marshall University?

Location of Marshall University

Contact details for Marshall University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 800-642-3463
Website: https://www.marshall.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marshallu

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marshall University?

90% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
Since Marshall University has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marshall University  ( 490 to 608 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Marshall University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
Marshall University received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Marshall University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Marshall University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Marshall University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Marshall University?

$8,894 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
11.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marshall University is $8,894. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Marshall University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,026 $7,798 $9,355 $12,858 $14,116

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

7,846 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,489 undergraduate students at Marshall University, with 7,846 being full-time and 1,643 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Marshall University

There are also 3,757 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,846 full-time undergraduates at Marshall University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Marshall University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marshall University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marshall University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 509
Hispanic or Latino 181
White 6,579
International Students 162
Other Races/Ethnicities 355

Geographic Diversity

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

1,580 Took All Classes Online
4,575 Took At Least One Class Online
15.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Marshall University. In 2017-2018, 4,575 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marshall University has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 29%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12%
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 48%
General Education 27%
Health Professions 2%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 12%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 23%
Liberal Arts General Studies 23%
Mathematics & Statistics 8%
Nursing 0%
Social Sciences 6%

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
Journalism #5
Geography & Cartography #10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #16
Communication & Journalism #59
Social Sciences #69
Teacher Education Subject Specific #73
Educational Administration #105
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
Nursing #214
Education #267
Health Professions #354

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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 52 10 0
Allied Health Professions 0 43 7 0
Business Administration & Management 0 97 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 13 0 0
Chemistry 0 28 5 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 5 15 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 32 31 0
Computer Information Systems 0 22 24 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 59 23 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 17 20 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 3 0
Educational Administration 0 0 90 0
Electrical Engineering 0 7 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 49 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 36 0 0
General Biology 0 88 28 7
General Business/Commerce 0 0 86 0
General Education 0 0 50 19
General Engineering 0 35 32 0
General English Literature 0 51 7 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 1 0
General Psychology 0 120 24 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 14 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 8 1 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 28 0
Health & Physical Education 0 58 15 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 102 0 0
History 0 15 4 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 24 0
Information Science 0 0 19 0
Information Technology 0 17 16 0
International Business 0 9 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 11 0 0
Journalism 0 36 5 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 221 2 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 18 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 18 0 0
Marketing 0 57 0 0
Mathematics 0 13 6 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 21 14 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 13 0
Medicine 0 0 0 60
Music 0 0 8 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 7 0
Nursing 110 105 40 26
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 76
Physics 0 2 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 21 5 0
Public Health 0 6 2 0
Public Policy 0 0 11 0
Quality Control Technology 0 10 13 0
Recreation Administration 0 12 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 5 0 35
Social Work 0 27 62 0
Sociology 0 12 0 0
Special Education 0 0 30 0
Student Counseling 0 0 35 0
Systems Theory 0 15 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 112 31 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 32 0
Writing Studies 0 9 4 0
Total 230 3,482 1,736 464

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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