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Marshall University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Marshall University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Marshall University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Marshall University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Marshall University was awarded 17 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Marshall University landed the #1,039 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, Marshall University is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Marshall University?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 90%, some consider Marshall University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Marshall University  ( 470 to 560 )
Marshall University received ACT scores from 93% 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

At Marshall University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Marshall University is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marshall 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 Marshall University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Marshall University is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Marshall University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,489 undergraduates at Marshall University with 7,846 being full-time and 1,643 being part-time.

Marshall University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Marshall University scored 43.34 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.34 out of 100
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How Much Does Marshall University Cost?

The overall average net price of Marshall University is $9,484. 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 +
$6,197 $7,511 $10,153 $13,947 $14,145

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

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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,956 a year. That adds up to $23,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marshall University is 10.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Marshall University make around $35,600 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Marshall University make the most money.

Location of Marshall University

Marshall University is a public institution situated in Huntington, West Virginia. The location of Marshall University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Marshall University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Marshall University. Of these students, 1,747 received undergraduate degrees and 1,135 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 168 $23,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 149 $31,400
Nursing 128 $56,100
General Psychology 107 $19,100
Business Administration & Management 96 $28,200
Health/Medical Prep Programs 76 $22,900
General Biology 70 $18,800
General English Literature 62 $22,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 $26,500
Marketing 52 $29,600

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,575 students took at least one online class at Marshall University. This is an increase from the 4,219 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,575 1,580
2016-2017 4,219 1,081
2015-2016 4,087 991
2014-2015 3,552 1,024
2013-2014 3,232 942

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