Marshall University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
90%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
880 - 1135
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
19 - 24
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$17,856
Average Salary in 10 Years
$41,700

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Marshall University

Marshall University is located in Huntington, West Virginia. It is a large public school part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 9,489 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective as the acceptance rate is 90.2%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Education, and Psychology. 49% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,700.

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About


🗺 1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, West Virginia 25755
State West Virginia
🌐www.marshall.edu/

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Marshall University?
SAT Score Range
880 - 1135
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
19 - 24
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1008
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
22
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
15%
Students Submitting ACTs
93%

A lot more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

Admissions


Marshall University has around 5,026 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 40% decide to enroll at Marshall University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,026 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 144 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 69 men.

Marshall University's acceptance rate is 90.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 88.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 91.7%.

Applicants


Who applies to Marshall University?
Number of Applicants
5,026
Number of Applicants per Spot
3
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Marshall University
Marshall University Acceptance Rate
90.2%
Getting in
Less Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
88.0%
Female Acceptance Rate
91.7%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Marshall University?
Marshall University Admissions Yield
40%
of accepted students choose to go to Marshall University
Male Admissions Yield
43%
Female Admissions Yield
38%

Application


Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements Recommendations not required

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
49%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
47%
Women Graduation Rate
51%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Marshall University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$9,465
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$17,856
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$27,982
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$17,924
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$23,250

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$247
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Marshall University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
42%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Marshall University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
58%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Marshall University you can visit www.marshall.edu/wpmu/sfa/.

Marshall University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $27,982
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $17,924
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Marshall University?

Marshall University students, on average, make $41,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Marshall University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
6.3%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Marshall University.
Median Earnings of Students from Marshall University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Marshall University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Marshall University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Marshall University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Marshall University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.5x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Marshall University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Marshall University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Marshall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
19
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$78,626
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Marshall University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
72%
Undergrads
9,489
Total Students
13,246
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
9%
Students over 25
15%
Student Median Household Income
$45,141
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
58%
of undergraduates
Men
42%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Marshall University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

International Students
2%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Marshall University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Marshall University study?
Marshall University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Marshall University are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  4. Education
  5. Psychology
Approximately 67% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Marshall University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
72%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
14%
Students Who Transfer Out of Marshall University
26%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Marshall University has a retention rate of 72% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
521
5% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Marshall University has around 521 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Marshall University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Huntington, West Virginia


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
893
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
113
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in West Virginia


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, West Virginia tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 26% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 68% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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