Marshall University.

Marshall University

Huntington, WV4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Marshall University

Marshall University is a public research university in Huntington, West Virginia. It was founded in 1837 and is named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. The university is currently composed of nine undergraduate colleges: Lewis College of Business (LCOB), College of Education and Professional Development (COE), College of Arts and Media (COAM), College of Health Professions (COHP), Honors College, College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), College of Liberal Arts (COLA), College of Science (COS), and University College; three graduate colleges, the general Graduate College, the School of Pharmacy, and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; and a regional center for cancer research, which has a national reputation for its programs in rural healthcare delivery. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".Marshall University has a non-residential branch campus, focused on graduate education, in South Charleston, the Marshall University – South Charleston Campus, which also offers classes throughout the southern half of the state, including at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beckley. It also offers undergraduate courses, under three "centers", the Southern Mountain Center, operating on the campuses of the Southern West Virginia Community College in Logan and Williamson and at the YMCA in Gilbert; the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant and the Teays Valley Center in Hurricane. Marshall University also operates the Robert C. Byrd Institute, with operations on both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses, as well as in Fairmont, West Virginia. The institute's goal is the transfer of technology from the academic departments to private industry to support job development in the region.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 8,554 students
  • 0.22 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Marshall University

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,533 students out of 5,026 applicants were accepted into Marshall University. They had an average SAT score of 1099. 15% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 93% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Marshall University was $17,856, while for in-state students it was $7,798. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $22,617.

The average financial aid at Marshall University is $8,831. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $9,025 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Marshall University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

74% of undergraduate students at Marshall University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Marshall University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marshall University was of $10,126 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100.

Diversity at Marshall University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017