Marshall University

Marshall University

Marshall University is a coeducational public research university, located in Huntington, West Virginia. It was founded in 1837 as a private subscription school. The main campus is situated on 60 acres. The college offers a variety of degrees and programs through eight colleges and schools which are:

  • College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)
  • College of Fine Arts (COFA)
  • College of Health Professions (COHP)
  • College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE)
  • College of Liberal Arts (COLA)
  • College of Science (COS)
  • Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business (LCOB)
  • W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC)

Marshall University's sports teams are nicknamed the Thundering Herd. They participate in NCAA Division I (I-A for football) as a member of Conference USA.

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Marshall University
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington , WV 25755
General Phone: (800) 642-3463

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Marshall Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching671education, educational admin and supervision, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management426business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, labor relations, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts417history, foreign language and literature, Latin language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine202registered nursing, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling133psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology
Science130biology, biological and biomedical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement88criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Art Studies47art studies
Medical Support and Technology46speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, cytotechnologist, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy45dietitian, parks and recreation management, exercise science
Medical Administration44health care administration
Mathematics35mathematics, systems science and theory
Family and Social Work29family and consumer science, social work
Conservation and Resource Management21environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, information science
Engineering Technician14occupational safety tech
Photography and Commercial Art4drawing

Number of programs and degrees for Marshall in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,45043
Master's degree87241
Post-master's certificate42
Doctor's degree173
Associate's degree1002
First-professional degree421

Marshall Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marshall had a total enrollment of 13,808 students (11,335 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 36%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 20%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia74%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%
New York1%
North Carolina1%

Marshall Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 48 %

Marshall Room and Board (2007)

Marshall offers campus housing for 2,537 of its 11,335 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Huntington, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marshall Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450560
SAT Math440560
SAT Writing440550
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT28%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marshall Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,748
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,852
Room and board $ 7,800
Room charge $ 4,260
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,950
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,688

Financial Aid:
Marshall participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381500)

Marshall Faculty

Marshall has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track12677
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5855

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$95,8573$83,637
Associate professorcalendar year1*4$70,739
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$60,914
All faculty totalcalendar year15$92,08310$71,661

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year120$76,57261$65,993
Associate professoracademic year65$59,25545$57,278
Assistant professoracademic year58$52,33760$44,754
Instructoracademic year16$32,58120$33,634
All faculty totalacademic year259$64,081186$53,554

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marshall Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Conference USA
Baseball Conference USA
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3287119

Marshall Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory


Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medicine (MD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Marshall Apart:

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Number of degree programs
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Top 6%Marshall Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 9%Marshall % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Marshall Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Marshall % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 12%Marshall % of degrees in education and teaching
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%Marshall Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
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% of degrees in medical administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Marshall % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 17%Marshall % of degrees in art studies
Female % of student body
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Top 18%Marshall Female % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Marshall % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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