Marshall University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,032

5.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,037

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

89.4%

4,891 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

13,647

74.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.8%

858 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 (204 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (124 degrees), and Registered Nursing (115 degrees).

In 2016, 2,937 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marshall University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,408 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $6,032, which is $-14,128 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $6,032, which is $-14,128 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,037.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,032

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Marshall University was $6,032. The cost of tuition at Marshall University is $-14,128 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$9,037

2016 Value

2.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Marshall University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,037. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Marshall University grew by 2.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,408

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marshall University was of $9,408 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.89% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Marshall University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

10.6%

2015 Default Rate

333

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Marshall University was 10.6%, which represents 333 out of the 3155 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Marshall University received 4,891 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.407% annual decline. Out of those 4,891 applicants, 4,374 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.4% acceptance rate.

There were 13,647 students enrolled at Marshall University in 2016, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marshall University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,374

Accepted Out of 4,891

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marshall University was 89.4% (4,374 admissions from 4,891 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.407%, while admissions grew by 1.32%.

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SAT Scores

15%

Submission Percentage

275

Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Marshall University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marshall University has a total enrollment of 13,647 students. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 10,178 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,469. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marshall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.1% White, 5.4% Black or African American, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.19% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0953% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marshall University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marshall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,647 students. The full-time enrollment at Marshall University is 10,178 and the part-time enrollment is 3,469. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Marshall University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Marshall University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,799

  2. Black or African American

    737

  3. Two or More Races

    300

The enrolled student population at Marshall University is 79.1% White, 5.4% Black or African American, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.19% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0953% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 712 students (5.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 453 more women than men received degrees from Marshall University. The majority of degree recipients at Marshall University are white (2,408 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 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 (204 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (124 degrees) and Registered Nursing (115 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 Education (599 degrees awarded), English (91 degrees), and History (36 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 (2,126,432 people), Secondary school teachers (373,974 people), Education administrators (337,877 people), Miscellaneous managers (270,300 people), and Counselors (260,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Education (599 degrees awarded), English (91 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (150 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marshall University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Education (599 degrees awarded), English (91 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (150 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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 (3,280,247 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (531,664 people), Hospitals (373,695 people), Legal services (193,868 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (192,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Marshall University are Education (599 degrees awarded), English (91 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (150 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marshall University was General Studies with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,242

  2. 1,695

In 2016, 1,242 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,695).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Marshall University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.31 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 152 degrees were awarded to women at Marshall University in Registered Nursing, which is 4 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% of students graduating from Marshall University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Marshall University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,408 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marshall University is white (2,408 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

2.01% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,437 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    971 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Marshall University is white female (1,437 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (971 degrees).

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Operations

Marshall University has an endowment valued at nearly $115M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.35M (2.05%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Marshall University had a total expenditure of $271M. Of that $271M, they spent $126M on salaries and $271M on benefits.

Marshall University employs 180 Professors, 172 Assistant professors, and 131 Associate professors. Most academics at Marshall University are Male Professors (116), Male Assistant professors(86), and Female Assistant professors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 156 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, and Service with 124 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$115M

2015 Endowment

6.51%

growth from 2014

Marshall University has an endowment valued at about $115M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Marshall University grew 6.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $85.9M 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. $18.1M - Federal

  2. $21.9M - State

  3. $1.14M - Local

As of 2015, Marshall University received $18.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.9M from state grants and contracts, and $1.14M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$126M

Salary Expenditure

$271M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Marshall University had a total expenditure of $271M. Of that $271M, they spent $126M on salaries and $271M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Marshall University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$126M

2015 Salaries

2.65%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Marshall University paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($271M) and a 2.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.1% growth from 2013 and a 2.47% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.6M

Instructional Salaries

557

Number of Employees

In 2015, Marshall University paid a total of $36.6M to 557 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

180 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

156 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marshall University were Professor with 180 employees; Assistant professor with 172 employees; and Assistant professor with 131 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marshall University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 156 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; and Service with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marshall University was Male Professor with 116 employees, Male Assistant professor with 86 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 86 employees.

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

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