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

• Over 100,000 Alumni

• Total enrollment: 13,215

• Undergraduate demographics: 58% female (5,526), 42% male (4,076)*

• Minority Students: 1,908* • International Students: 454

• Students from: 52 states (including WV, DC, and Puerto Rico) and 62 foreign countries, 55 West Virginia Counties*

• Undergraduate Classes with less than 20 student is 45%*

• Average class size: 21

• “First generation” freshmen: 899 in Fall of 2017, this is approximately 50% of incoming freshmen.

Athletics

• 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


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
• 52 Master’s Degree Programs 
• 2 Associate Degree Programs 
• 3 First Professional Programs
• 9 Doctoral Degree Programs

*Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Information