Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Mars Hill University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Mars Hill 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.

Mars Hill University was awarded 56 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Mars Hill is ranked #2,057 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Mars Hill also holds the #79 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mars Hill?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Mars Hill University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 67%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Mars Hill University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Mars Hill, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Mars Hill University is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mars Hill University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Mars Hill University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Mars Hill have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mars Hill University.

Mars Hill University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,019 undergraduates at Mars Hill with 963 being full-time and 56 being part-time.

How Much Does Mars Hill University Cost?

The overall average net price of Mars Hill is $18,735. 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 Mars Hill

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,662 $15,678 $16,517 $21,037 $25,982

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 Mars Hill, 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 Mars Hill, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $7,261 a year. That adds up to $29,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mars Hill 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.

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How Much Money Do Mars Hill Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Mars Hill make about $31,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 21% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Mars Hill University make the most money.

Location of Mars Hill University

Located in Mars Hill, North Carolina, Mars Hill University is a private not-for-profit institution. Mars Hill is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Mars Hill are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
Phone: 828-689-4968

Mars Hill University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Mars Hill University. Of these students, 230 received undergraduate degrees and 15 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
Business Administration & Management 39 $33,993
Social Work 22 $31,818
Nursing 21 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 $26,353
General Psychology 19 $19,227
General Biology 15 $31,038
Zoology 9 NA
Design & Applied Arts 7 NA
Political Science & Government 7 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 $35,996

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

Online Learning at Mars Hill

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, 626 students took at least one online class at Mars Hill University. This is an increase from the 114 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 626 45
2018-2019 114 5
2017-2018 47 3
2016-2017 78 3
2015-2016 186 0

Learn more about online learning at Mars Hill University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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