Marshall University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,190
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,387
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.86%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.3%
6,718 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,958
75.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.6%
911 Graduates

About

Marshall University is a higher education institution located in Cabell County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Marshall University were General Studies (189 degrees awarded), Other Health Preparatory Programs (109 degrees), and Registered Nursing (102 degrees).

In 2020, 3,062 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marshall University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,450 degrees), 15.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $7,190, which is $−15,340 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $7,190, which is $−15,340 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,387.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students attending Marshall University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,190
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Marshall University was $7,190. The cost of tuition at Marshall University is $−15,340 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$8,387
2020 Value
1.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Marshall University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,387. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Marshall University grew by 1.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,112
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marshall University was of $10,112 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Marshall University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.32% with respect to 2019, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.86%
2018 Default Rate
233
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Marshall University was 7.86%, which represents 233 out of the 2963 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Marshall University received 6,718 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.14% annual growth. Out of those 6,718 applicants, 5,996 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,958 students enrolled at Marshall University in 2020, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marshall University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,996
Accepted Out of 6,718

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marshall University was 89.3% (5,996 admissions from 6,718 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 86.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.14%, while admissions grew by 6.98%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
1,351
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Marshall University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marshall University has a total enrollment of 11,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 8,989 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,969. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marshall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 4.7% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Asian, 0.351% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0753% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marshall University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Female (2.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marshall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 8,989 and the part-time enrollment is 2,969. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Marshall University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,769
  2. Black or African American
    562
  3. Two or More Races
    334

The enrolled student population at Marshall University is 81.7% White, 4.7% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Asian, 0.351% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0753% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 549 students (4.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 740 more women than men received degrees from Marshall University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Marshall University is white (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Marshall University is General Studies (189 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Preparatory Programs (109 degrees) and Registered Nursing (102 degrees).

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 Library Science (14 degrees awarded), Education (468 degrees), and English (81 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,817,160 people), Registered nurses (1,355,782 people), Secondary school teachers (428,365 people), Education administrators (293,009 people), and Postsecondary teachers (214,827 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Library Science (14 degrees awarded), Education (468 degrees), English (81 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Health (856 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Library Science (14 degrees awarded), Education (468 degrees), English (81 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Health (856 degrees).

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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 (3,043,376 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,587,160 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,063 people), Outpatient care centers (274,677 people), and Offices of physicians (221,591 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Library Science (14 degrees awarded), Education (468 degrees), English (81 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Health (856 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 189 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marshall University was General Studies with 189 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,901
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,161 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,901).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University in General Studies, which is 0.835 times less than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 158 degrees were awarded to women at Marshall University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.43 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% of students graduating from Marshall University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Marshall University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.329% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,450 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marshall University is white (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

2.58% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,572 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    878 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Marshall University is white female (1,572 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (878 degrees).

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Operations

Marshall University has an endowment valued at nearly $150M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.46M (1.64%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Marshall University had a total salary expenditure of $312M. Marshall University employs 183 Professors, 161 Assistant professors, and 134 Associate professors. Most academics at Marshall University are Male Professors (111), Female Assistant professors(82), and Male Assistant professors (79).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 160 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, and Service with 106 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$150M
2020 Endowment
1.91%
growth from 2019

Marshall University has an endowment valued at about $150M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Marshall University grew 1.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $110M 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. $26.2M - Federal
  2. $23.5M - State
  3. $1.54M - Local

As of 2020, Marshall University received $26.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.5M from state grants and contracts, and $1.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136M
2020 Salaries
3.62%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Marshall University paid a median of $136M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($312M) and a 3.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.33% growth from 2018 and a 0.0528% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.1M
Instructional Salaries
535
Number of Employees

In 2020, Marshall University paid a total of $40.1M to 535 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marshall University were Professor with 183 employees; Assistant professor with 161 employees; and Assistant professor with 134 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 160 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 120 employees; and Service with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marshall University was Male Professor with 111 employees, Female Assistant professor with 82 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 79 employees.

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

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