Marshall University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,190
2022 Average Net Price
$8,756
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.75%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.9%
6,356 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,691
75.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50%
922 Graduates

About

Marshall University is a higher education institution located in Cabell County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Marshall University were General Studies (168 degrees awarded), General Business (154 degrees), and Registered Nursing (92 degrees).

In 2022, 2,637 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marshall University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,197 degrees), 25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $7,190, which is $−16,806 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $7,190, which is $−16,806 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,756.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Marshall University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,190
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Marshall University was $7,190. The cost of tuition at Marshall University is $−16,806 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$8,756
2022 Value
0.298%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Marshall University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,756. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Marshall University grew by 0.298%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,719
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marshall University was of $10,719 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Marshall University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.75%
2019 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Marshall University was 2.75%, which represents 80 out of the 2912 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Marshall University received 6,356 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.5% annual growth. Out of those 6,356 applicants, 6,158 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.9% acceptance rate.

There were 10,691 students enrolled at Marshall University in 2022. 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marshall University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,158
Accepted Out of 6,356

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marshall University was 96.9% (6,158 admissions from 6,356 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.5%, while admissions grew by 12.4%..

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage (2021)
886
Scores Submitted (2021)

56% of enrolled first-time students at Marshall University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marshall University had a total enrollment of 10,691 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 8,106 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,585. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marshall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.3% White, 5.24% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0842% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marshall University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (35%) and Black or African American Male (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.4%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (2.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marshall University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 8,106 and the part-time enrollment is 2,585. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Marshall University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Marshall University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,803 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    560 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    330 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Marshall University is 82.3% White, 5.24% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0842% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 388 students (3.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 729 more women than men received degrees from Marshall University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Marshall University is white (2,197 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Marshall University is General Studies (168 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (154 degrees) and Registered Nursing (92 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Marshall University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (90 degrees awarded), Education (367 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marshall University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,689,334 people), Registered nurses (1,470,134 people), Secondary school teachers (525,481 people), Education administrators (311,934 people), and Other managers (235,358 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University in 2022 are English (90 degrees awarded), Education (367 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees), and Health (762 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marshall University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are English (90 degrees awarded), Education (367 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees), and Health (762 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marshall University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,151,230 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,712,033 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (503,174 people), Outpatient care centers (369,248 people), and Offices of physicians (254,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are English (90 degrees awarded), Education (367 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees), and Health (762 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Marshall University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 168 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marshall University was General Studies with 168 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

954
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,683
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 954 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University, which is 0.567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,683).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University in General Business, which is 0.841 times less than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.95 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Marshall University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Marshall University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.08% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,197 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marshall University is white (2,197 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

2.62% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,431 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    766 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Marshall University is white female (1,431 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (766 degrees).

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Operations

Marshall University has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.24%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Marshall University had a total salary expenditure of 314M. Marshall University employs 175 Professors, 138 Assistant professors and 132 Associate professors. Most academics at Marshall University are Male Professor (104), Male Assistant professor (73), and Female Professor (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 176 employees, Management, with 117 employees, and Service with 109 employees.

Endowment

$201M
2022 Endowment
3.27%
decline from 2021

Marshall University has an endowment valued at about $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Marshall University declined 3.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $154M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $37.8M - Federal
  2. $31.2M - State
  3. $1.02M - Local

As of 2022, Marshall University received $37.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $31.2M from state grants and contracts, and $1.02M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$139M
2022 Salaries
4.31%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Marshall University paid a median of $139M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($314M) and a 4.31% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.4M
Instructional Salaries
504
Number of Employees

In 2022, Marshall University paid a total of $39.4M to 504 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
175 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
176 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marshall University were Professor with 175 employees, Assistant professor with 138 employees, and Associate professor with 132 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 176 employees, Management with 117 employees, and Service with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marshall University was Male Professor with 104 employees, Male Assistant professor with 73 employees, and Female Professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Marshall University.

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