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Marshall University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Marshall University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Marshall University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Marshall University was awarded 677 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical prep programs.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Marshall University is ranked #1,830 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 31 colleges in West Virginia, Marshall University is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Marshall University?

Acceptance Rate

Marshall University has an acceptance rate of 89%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Marshall University.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 480 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 555.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marshall University  ( 480 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Marshall University  ( 460 to 555 )
Marshall University received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Marshall University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Marshall University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Marshall University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Marshall University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marshall University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Marshall University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 27% for first-time, full-time students at Marshall University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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Marshall University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,772 undergraduates at Marshall University with 7,002 being full-time and 1,770 being part-time.

How Much Does Marshall University Cost?

The overall average net price of Marshall University is $8,370. 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 +
$5,770 $6,741 $8,488 $12,613 $14,193

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Marshall University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Marshall University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,855 a year. That adds up to $23,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marshall University is 9.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Marshall University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Marshall University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,600 in their early years. This is about 11% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Marshall University

Marshall University is a public institution situated in Huntington, West Virginia. Huntington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Marshall University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3170

Marshall University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Marshall University. Of these students, 1,839 received undergraduate degrees and 1,016 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 195 $29,141
Teacher Education Grade Specific 125 $32,364
Health/Medical Prep Programs 109 $27,222
Nursing 102 $58,419
Business Administration & Management 101 $31,356
General Biology 94 $27,947
General Psychology 88 $24,562
Health & Physical Education 63 $27,048
Marketing 59 $33,993
Finance & Financial Management 58 $39,153

Learn more about the majors offered at Marshall University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Marshall University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 7,086 students took at least one online class at Marshall University. This is an increase from the 4,754 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,086 1,630
2018-2019 4,754 1,531
2017-2018 4,575 1,580
2016-2017 4,219 1,081
2015-2016 4,087 991

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Notes and 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.


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