Marshall University

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Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia,, is a coeducational public research university. It was founded in 1837 and named after the fourth Chief Justice of the United States: John Marshall.

Marshall University is made up of eight undergraduate schools and colleges: (1) the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC), (2) the College of Science (COS), (3) the College of Health Professions (COHP), (4) the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business (LCOB), (5) the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), (6) the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), (7) the College of Fine Arts (COFA), and (8) the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).

In addition to these undergraduate schools, Marshall University is also made up of four graduate schools: (1) the School of Pharmacy, (2) the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, (3) the general Graduate College, and (4) the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (a regional center for cancer research). The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has a national reputation for its programs in the area of rural health care delivery.

It also has a forensic science graduate program and is one of only a small number of post-graduate level academic programs in the US to be accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Marshall University's digital forensic program was the first in the world to receive accreditation from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in digital forensics. (The Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business has achieved the AACSB accreditation.)

Athletics

Known as the Thundering Herd, Marshall's sports teams participate in NCAA Division I as a member of Conference USA. Other nicknames suggested over the years include Big Green, Rams, Judges, Green Gobblers and Boogercats.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Marshall offers merit-based and need-based aid, including loan programs, student employment, medical school aid and veteran's educational benefits. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Library System

The Marshall Library System consists of the Chemistry Library, Drinko Library, Government Documents, the Health Sciences Library, the Morrow Library Stacks, the South Charleston Campus Library and Special Collections.

Student Housing

On-campus student housing at Marshall consists of the following properties: Buskirk Hall, North & South Halls, Gibson Hall, Haymaker Hall, Holderby Hall, Twin Towers East, Twin Towers West, Wellman Hall and Willis Hall.

General Information

Admission Office

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

(304) 696-3160

(800) 642-3499

Fax: (304) 696-3135



Contact: Tammy Johnson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

(304) 696-3170

www.marshall.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 9,310

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,686

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,758

Graduate enrollment: 3,986

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fashion Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Adult and continuing education administration B
Counselor Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies

Occupational Safety B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Cytotechnology B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Systems Science/Theory B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Marshall University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(800) 642-3463
Website:www.marshall.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.marshall.edu/admissions/apply.asp
Address:1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:13,647
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,560 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,154
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,382
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,017

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Marshall University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Marshall University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services283
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services223
Education154101
Engineering11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics211
Health Professions and Related Programs62107
History211
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities221
Library Science2
Mathematics and Statistics211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Physical Sciences32
Psychology511
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences453
Visual and Performing Arts21
Grand total48252462

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Marshall University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education4
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Social Sciences1
Grand total45

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Marshall University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,154
Out-of-state$16,382
Books and supplies$1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,420
Out-of-state$17,910

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,81395%
Grant or scholarship aid1,66488%$9,017
Student loan aid1,11259%$5,785

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,09675%$8,341
Federal student loans5,51058%$7,633

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Marshall University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Marshall University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,8911,9842,907
Percent admitted100%88%90%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%40%38%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Marshall University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment13,647
Undergraduate enrollment9,615
Graduate enrollment4,032

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Marshall University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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