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.)


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.

Marshall University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 642-3463
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,852
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,098 (63% 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: $8,412
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,266
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,581

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Marshall University Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 131
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 283
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 223
Education 164111
Engineering 32
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 211
Health Professions and Related Programs 72117
History 211
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 221
Library Science 2
Mathematics and Statistics 211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Physical Sciences 32
Psychology 511
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 453
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 51256502

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,412
Out-of-state $19,266
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,728
Out-of-state $21,062

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,604 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,540 92% $10,581
Student loan aid 870 52% $5,479

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,283 76% $8,761
Federal student loans 4,807 50% $8,190

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,451 2,729 3,722
Percent admitted 100% 86% 88%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 27% 28%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 12,852
Undergraduate enrollment 9,415
Graduate enrollment 3,437

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's 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
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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