Standard Answers to Survey Questions
Marshall University 
Reporting Semester Fall 2008 (End - January 10, 2009)
General College Information:
Effective 2004-2005, the Marshall Community & Technical College (MCTC) is reported as a separate institution from
Marshall University (MU).  Figures for MCTC are not included in this report.
Marshall University (MU) www.marshall.edu
Name: Marshall University Number of Degrees Offered by Level:
Address: One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV  25755      Associate 2
     Bachelors 47
Phone: (304) 696-3170      Masters 42
(800) 642-3499      Ed. S. 2
     Doctoral (PhD, PsyD, Ed.D.,DMP) 4
FICE: 003815      First Professional 1
     Total 98
Control,Type: Public, Co-ed
Date Founded: 1837 Note: the following programs are included once each in these counts.
Academic Calender: Semester    Chemistry BS/BS Chem
   Biological Science, MA/MS
President Stephen James Kopp    Geography BA/BS; MA/MS
Dir. Admissions: Tammy Johnson    Geology BA/BS
Dir. Inst. Research: Michael McGuffey
   Source:  WV Higher Ed Policy Commission, September 2008
Carnegie Classification for MU: Master's Colleges and Universities I
Enrollment Information:
Headcount (HC), Full Time Equivalent (FTE), Student Credit Hour (SCH) Production by Level
  HC FTE SCH (s)
All Levels 13,584 10,681 149,690
     Undergraduate  (excludes MCTC) 9,314 8,281 124,219
     Graduate  3,993 2,123 25,471
     First Professional 277 277 N/A
Headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by Campus
  HC FTE
All Students 13,584 10,681
     Huntington 11,384 9,713
     South Charleston 2,200 968
Headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by Classification
  HC FTE
All Students 13,584 10,681
      Freshman 2,264 2,233
      Sophomore 1,838 1,768
      Junior 1,715 1,612
      Senior 2,943 2,498
      Unclassified (Undergraduate) 554 171
      Graduate 3,993 2,123
      First Professional 277 277
Gender and Full/Part Time Status
  Total Full Time Part Time
  Total Male Female All FT Male Female All PT Male Female
All Levels                  
     Headcount 13,584 5,415 8,169 9,465 4,165 5,300 4,119 1,250 2,869
     % of Total 100% 40% 60% 100% 44% 56% 100% 30% 70%
Undergraduate                   
     Headcount 9,314 4,079 5,235 7,707 3,451 4,256 1,607 628 979
     % of Total 100% 44% 56% 100% 45% 55% 100% 39% 61%
Graduate                  
     Headcount 3,993 1,191 2,802 1,481 569 912 2,512 622 1,890
     % of Total 100% 30% 70% 100% 38% 62% 100% 25% 75%
First Professional                  
     Headcount 277 145 132 277 145 132 0 0 0
     % of Total 100% 52% 48% 100% 52% 48% N/A N/A N/A
 
Ethnic Composition  
 
  Total White Black Hispanic Asian Am. Ind. Unknown Foreign
All Levels                
     Headcount 13,584 11,186 599 138 159 55 1,132 315
     % of All Races 100.0% 82.3% 4.4% 1.0% 1.2% 0.4% 8.3% 2.3%
Undergraduate (excludes MCTC)                
     Headcount 9,314 8,025 502 119 83 37 437 111
     % of All Races 100.0% 86.2% 5.4% 1.3% 0.9% 0.4% 4.7% 1.2%
Graduate                
     Headcount 3,993 2,949 94 17 43 17 669 204
     % of All Races 100.0% 73.9% 2.4% 0.4% 1.1% 0.4% 16.8% 5.1%
First Professional                
     Headcount 277 212 3 2 33 1 26 0
     % of All Races 100.0% 76.5% 1.1% 0.7% 11.9% 0.4% 9.4% 0.0%
Age
  Mean
  Age
All Levels 26.2
     Undergraduate (excludes MCTC) 22.9
     Graduate 33.9
     First Professsional 26.2
Residency:
    State of Residency Fee Purposes
  Total In-State Oth U.S. Foreign In-State Out-State Metro
All Levels              
     Headcount 13,584 11,079 2,190 315 10,683 1,809 1,092
     % of Total 100% 81.6% 16.1% 2.3% 78.6% 13.3% 8.0%
Undergraduate (excludes MCTC)              
     Headcount 9,314 7,471 1,732 111 7,263 1,209 842
     % of Total 100.0% 80.2% 18.6% 1.2% 78.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Graduate              
     Headcount 3,993 3,357 432 204 3,193 551 249
     % of Total 100.0% 84.1% 10.8% 5.1% 80.0% 13.8% 6.2%
First-Professional              
     Headcount 277 251 26 0 227 49 1
     % of Total 100.0% 90.6% 9.4% 0.0% 81.9% 17.7% 0.4%
College Enrollment by Level:
    Level
  Total 2-yr Undgr Grad 1st Prof
All Colleges 13,584 215 9,099 3,993 277
     Business 1,643 N/A 1,236 407 N/A
     CITE (GSITE) 505 N/A 319 186 N/A
     Education & Human Serv 3,770 N/A 1,563 2,207 N/A
     Fine Arts 381 N/A 346 35 N/A
     Graduate   451 N/A 0 451 N/A
     Health Professions 1,535 215 1,153 167 N/A
     Journalism and Mass Comm 372 N/A 348 24 N/A
     Liberal Arts 2,076 N/A 1,736 340 N/A
     Medicine 366 N/A 0 89 277
     Regents BA 476 N/A 476 0 N/A
     Science 1,281 N/A 1,194 87 N/A
     University College 728 N/A 728 0 N/A
Freshmen Admissions:
Applicants - First-Time Freshmen
  MU
  # %
Freshmen Applicants 2409  
Accepted 2006 83.3%
Enrolled 1686 70.0%
Source:  Applicants for Undergraduate Admission, Fall of Academic Year 2006-07
Distribution of Degree Seeking  First-Time Freshmen by Full Time/Part Time Status
  Total
Total 1,686
Full Time 1,661
Part Time 25
Note:  Based on early semester (October 15, 2008) enrollment.
Requirements:
Number of High School Units (Years) Required or Recommended (Rec.) by Subject
     English  4
     Social Studies 3
     Math 4
     Science 3 (all must be laboratory science)
     Foreign Language 2
     One year of Fine Arts  
   
The student must have a High School G.P.A. of at least  2.00 and an ACT composite score of 19.
Completion of course requirementions are detailed on the following website:
Source:  http://www.marshall.edu/admissions/adm_req_freshmen.html
ACT/HS GPA Profile: (for 4-yr degree seeking freshmen - Fall 2008)
Avg. ACT Composite: 22.3 Avg. HS GPA
   Total 3.3
ACT Score Breakdown:
30-36 4%
24-29 32%
18-23 56%
12-17 8%
6-11 0%
Below 6 0%
Retention:
Retention to second year:
First-time, full-time, 4-yr degree seeking freshmen:
Fall 1991 to Fall 1992 70%
Fall 1992 to Fall 1993 71%
Fall 1993 to Fall 1994 73%
Fall 1994 to Fall 1995 70%
Fall 1995 to Fall 1996 70%
Fall 1996 to Fall 1997 72%
Fall 1997 to Fall 1998 72%
Fall 1998 to Fall 1999 72%
Fall 1999 to Fall 2000 74%
Fall 2000 to Fall 2001 75%
Fall 2001 to Fall 2002 73%
Fall 2002 to Fall 2003 75%
Fall 2003 to Fall 2004 72%
Fall 2004 to Fall 2005 72%
Fall 2005 to Fall 2006 73%
Fall 2006 to Fall 2007 71%
Fall 2007 to Fall 2008 71%
Note: Excludes Transition Program Students
Graduation Rate:
Graduation Rate of First-Time, Full-Time 4 year degree seeking freshmen who completed a degree within 150% of the normal time to complete 
a degree at Marshall University.
Fall 1994 34.4%
Fall 1995 36.1%
Fall 1996 36.1%
Fall 1997 38.3%
Fall 1998 39.1%
Fall 1999 43.0%
Fall 2000 47.5%
Fall 2001 40.9%
Graduation Rate of First-Time, Full-Time 4 year degree seeking freshmen who completed a baccalaureate degree or equivalent within 150% of the 
            normal time to complete a degree at Marshall University.
Fall 1994 34.1%
Fall 1995 35.3%
Fall 1996 35.5%
Fall 1997 37.6%
Fall 1998 38.5%
Fall 1999 42.5%
Fall 2000 47.1%
Fall 2001 40.3%
Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey
Notes:
     Previous Standard Answers to Survey Questions show a graduation rate of students entering Marshall University who graduate within the
     WV State Systems.  The graduation rates shown in this Standard Answers to Survey Questions include the students entering Marshall 
     University and graduating from Marshall University.  
     150% of normal time:  6 years or less for a baccalaureate degree and 3 years or less for an associate degree.
Graduation Information:
Degrees Conferred by Level for academic year 2007-08
   Associate 100
   Baccalaureate 1,450
   Masters 872
   Education Specialist 4
   Doctoral 17
   First Professional (M.D.) 42
   Total 2,485
Degree Program Information:
Top degree programs by degrees conferred:
Undergraduate # degrees % of Bacc. Graduate # degrees % of Mast.
BA Regents Bachelor of Arts              222 15.3% MBA Business Administration              114 13.1%
BBA Management              102 7.0% MA Special Education              82 9.4%
BA Psychology              94 6.5% MA Counseling              73 8.4%
BA Elementary Education              88 6.1% MS Adult and Tech Education              71 8.1%
BA Physical Ed (non-teaching)              78 5.4% MS Health Care Administration              44 5.0%
BSN Nursing              78 5.4% MA Reading Education              39 4.5%
Top degree programs by enrollment:
Undergraduate # enrolled % of Bacc. Graduate # enrolled % of Mast.
BS Biological Science 573 6.7% MA Special Education 344 12.0%
BA Elementary Education 540 6.3% MBA Business Administration 219 7.6%
BA Secondary Education 527 6.2% MA Counseling 215 7.5%
BA Regents Bachelor of Arts 463 5.4% MAT Master of Arts in Teaching 201 7.0%
BA Psychology 415 4.9% MS Adult and Tech Education 169 5.9%
BS Nursing 373 4.4% MA Reading Education 168 5.8%
Tuition and Fees per Regular Semester (Huntington)
  Student Level
  Undgr Grad 1st Prof
In-State  $      2,299  $      2,430  $      8,294
Out-of-State  $      5,851  $      6,502  $    21,089
Metro  $      4,015  $      4,374  N/A 
Faculty Characteristics:
Part Time Faculty:
      Total  Med Sch  University
  4-yr So Chas SC, 4-yr Fac Total
Total 254 42 296 34 330
Gender          
     Female          
          Headcount 129 22 151 15 166
         % of Gender Total 51% 52% 51% 44% 50%
     Male          
          Headcount 125 20 145 19 164
         % of Gender Total 49% 48% 49% 56% 50%
Race          
     White          
          Headcount 233 38 271 32 303
         % of Race Total 92% 90% 92% 94% 92%
     Black          
          Headcount 4 0 4 0 4
         % of Race Total 2% 0% 1% 0% 1%
     Hispanic          
          Headcount 5 1 6 0 6
         % of Race Total 2% 2% 2% 0% 2%
     Asian          
          Headcount 8 3 11 1 12
         % of Race Total 3% 7% 4% 3% 4%
     American Indian          
          Headcount 2 0 2 1 3
         % of Race Total 1% 0% 1% 3% 1%
     Unknown/Missing          
          Headcount 2 0 2 0 2
         % of Race Total 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
Note:  Includes teaching graduate assistants, permanent and temporary part-time faculty.
Full Time Faculty:
      Total  Med Sch  University
  4-yr So Chas SC, 4-yr Fac Total
Total 416 56 472 209 681
Gender          
     Female          
          Headcount 176 20 196 62 258
         % of Gender Total 42% 36% 42% 30% 38%
     Male          
          Headcount 240 36 276 147 423
         % of Gender Total 58% 64% 58% 70% 62%
Race          
     White          
          Headcount 360 50 410 170 580
         % of Race Total 87% 89% 87% 81% 85%
     Black          
          Headcount 15 5 20 5 25
         % of Race Total 4% 9% 4% 2% 4%
     Hispanic          
          Headcount 8 1 9 7 16
         % of Race Total 2% 2% 2% 3% 2%
     Asian          
          Headcount 30 0 30 27 57
         % of Race Total 7% 0% 6% 13% 8%
     American Indian          
          Headcount 3 0 3 0 3
         % of Race Total 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
     Unknown          
          Headcount 0 0 0 0 0
         % of Race Total 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rank          
     Professor          
          Headcount 165 34 199 58 257
         % of Rank Total 40% 61% 42% 28% 38%
     Associate Professor          
          Headcount 103 12 115 53 168
         % of Rank Total 25% 21% 24% 25% 25%
     Assistant Professor          
          Headcount 114 8 122 92 214
         % of Rank Total 27% 14% 26% 44% 31%
     Instructor          
          Headcount 34 2 36 6 42
         % of Rank Total 8% 4% 8% 3% 6%
     No Rank          
          Headcount 0 0 0 0 0
         % of Rank Total 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
% Tenured 59% 71% 61% 37% 53%
% with Terminal Degree 78% 93% 79% 98% 85%
Note:  Library and Adjunct Faculty (faculty administrators, deans, and coaches) are excluded.
Human Resources
  Total Full Time Part Time
Total University 1925 1559 366
  Faculty 962 700 262
  Adjunct Faculty 76 70 6
  Teaching Graduate Assistants 69 0 69
   Classified Staff 633 614 19
   Nonclassified Staff 185 175 10
Total Huntington 1452 1163 289
  Faculty 622 432 190
  Adjunct Faculty 62 56 6
  Teaching Graduate Assistants 69 0 69
   Classified Staff 549 534 15
   Nonclassified Staff 150 141 9
Total Medical 330 296 34
  Faculty 240 210 30
  Adjunct Faculty 12 12 0
  Teaching Graduate Assistants 0 0 0
   Classified Staff 52 49 3
   Nonclassified Staff 26 25 1
Total South Charleston 143 100 43
  Faculty 100 58 42
  Adjunct Faculty 2 2 0
  Teaching Graduate Assistants 0 0 0
   Classified Staff 32 31 1
   Nonclassified Staff 9 9 0
Notes:
  Includes sabbaticals and leaves of absences.
  Librarians are included with faculty.
  Adjunct faculty includes faculty administrators, deans, and coaches.
Class Size/Productivity Summary Data:
Student FTE to Faculty FTE Ratio:
Fall 2002 16.6
Fall 2001* 17.4
Fall 2000 16.2
Fall 1999 16.1
Fall 1998 17.0
Fall 1997 16.6
Note: Previous ratios published in the WV Higher Education Report Card differ from current published ratios due to
change in methodology.  The ratio includes MU and MCTC.  A breakdown by institution is not available.
*The ratio for Fall 2001 is based on corrected data.
Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card, 2003
Average Class Size by Course Level
  Overall
Overall Undergraduate 23
     Lower Undergraduate 26
     Upper Undergraduate 19
Graduate 11
Notes:  Special Courses such as Independent Study excluded.
             Courses taught for undergraduates and graduates simultaneously such as MTH 443/543 are listed at 400-level