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Marshall University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Marshall University

Marshall University

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Marshall University Description:

Marshall University is a public university located in Huntington, West Virginia. The school was established in 1837, but it's been in recent decades that it has undergone significant growth with the building of the Drinko Library, Jomie Jazz Center and the Graduate College. The university offers 68 baccalaureate programs and has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Among undergraduates, the schools of business and education are extremely popular. In athletics, the Marshall University Thundering Herd competes in the NCAA Division Conference USA.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,708 (9,885 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 87% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,930 (in-state); $13,930 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,988
  • Other Expenses: $2,264
  • Total Cost: $18,282 (in-state); $26,282 (out-of-state)

Marshall University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,926
    • Loans: $6,011

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Marshall University Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at http://www.marshall.edu/www/mission.asp

"Marshall University is a multi-campus public university providing innovative undergraduate and graduate education that contributes to the development of society and the individual. The University actively facilitates learning through the preservation, discovery, synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge."

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