Fast Facts

Founded: 1837 as Marshall Academy
Namesake: John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
Mascot: Marco the Bison
Nickname: The Thundering Herd
Institution in West Virginia Public Higher Education
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Higher Learning Commission
• Additional campuses and centers in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley and Beckley

Marshall University Quick Facts

• Research Funding: $23 million annually
• Alumni: 91,120 
Total enrollment: 13,631
58% Female; 42% Male
Undergraduate: 9,525
Graduate: 3,399
Minority Students: 1,452
International Students: 556
• West Virginia Resident Students: 10,242
Students from: 49 states, 56 foreign countries, 55 West Virginia Counties
Average Incoming Freshman ACT: 22.1
Average Incoming Freshman GPA: 3.4
First to Second Year retention rate of first-time freshman 14-15: 73%
Degrees Granted 14-15: 2,622
• Average class size: 21


NCAA Division I, Conference USA
NCAA Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer
NCAA Women’s Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track/Field, Cross Country, Volleyball
Spirit Groups: Cheerleading, Dance Team, Marching Thunder, Pep Band
Student Athletes: 395
32 different Intramural Sports offered including: Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Dodgeball and Wiffleball
• 10 Club Sports: Men and Women’s Rugby, Tennis, Sports Fencing Club, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Cycling, Wrestling and Equestrian

Campus Life

• 230 recognized student organizations
Student Services: Center for African American Students, College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, H.E.L.P. Program, Security/Escort Service, Tutoring, Women's Center, Student Resource Center, Writing Center
Study Abroad Programs: 250 sites in 50 countries
Housing and Residence Life: 3 freshman halls, 7 upper class halls, 2,560 total capacity  
National Student Exchange Program: 200 different colleges within the United States and Canada
Fraternities: 11; Sororities: 7

Programs Offered

• 59 Baccalaureate Degree Programs
• 49 Master's Degree Programs 
• 2 Associate Degree Programs 
• 6 Education Specialist Degree Programs
• 3 Doctoral Degree Programs