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Reporting Semester Fall 1995
Official Fall Submission Information
General College Information:
Name: Marshall University
Address: 400 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV  25755
Phone: (304) 696-3170
(800) 642-3499
FICE: 003815
Control,Type: Public, Co-ed
Date Founded: 1837
Academic Calender: Semester
President: J. Wade Gilley
Dir. Admissions: James W. Harless
Dir. Inst. Research: Michael McGuffey
Carnegie Classification: 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 12,461 9,715 144,697
     CTC 1,723 1,002  
     Undergraduate  (excludes CTC) 8,487 7,505  
     Graduate  2,053 1,010  
     First Professional 198 198  
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 12,461 5,643 6,818 8,727 4,114 4,613 3,734 1,529 2,205
     % of Total 100% 45% 55% 100% 47% 53% 100% 41% 59%
CTC                  
     Headcount 1,723 920 803 831 372 459 892 548 344
     % of Total 100% 53% 47% 100% 45% 55% 100% 61% 39%
Undergraduate (excludes CTC)                  
     Headcount 8,487 3,855 4,632 7,043 3,328 3,715 1,444 527 917
     % of Total 100% 45% 55% 100% 47% 53% 100% 36% 64%
Graduate                  
     Headcount 2,053 737 1,316 655 283 372 1,398 454 944
     % of Total 100% 36% 64% 100% 43% 57% 100% 32% 68%
First Professional                  
     Headcount 198 131 67 198 131 67 0 0 0
     % of Total 100% 66% 34% 100% 66% 34% N/A N/A N/A
 
Ethnic Composition  
 
  Total White Black Hispanic Asian Am. Ind. Foreign
All Levels              
     Headcount 12,461 11,666 472 49 111 41 122
     % of All Races 100.0% 93.6% 3.8% 0.4% 0.9% 0.3% 1.0%
CTC              
     Headcount 1,723 1,616 86 9 3 6 3
     % of All Races 100.0% 93.8% 5.0% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Undergraduate (excludes CTC)              
     Headcount 8,487 7,951 345 33 83 28 47
     % of All Races 100.0% 93.7% 4.1% 0.4% 1.0% 0.3% 0.6%
Graduate              
     Headcount 2,053 1,921 39 5 13 6 69
     % of All Races 100.0% 93.6% 1.9% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 3.4%
First Professional              
     Headcount 198 178 2 2 12 1 3
     % of All Races 100.0% 89.9% 1.0% 1.0% 6.1% 0.5% 1.5%
Note:  Students with a missing value in the race field are included in the White category.
Age
  Mean
  Age
All Levels 25.5
     CTC 28.4
     Undergraduate (excludes CTC) 22.9
     Graduate 33.9
     First Professsional 27.4
Residency:
    State of Residency Fee Purposes
  Total In-State Oth U.S. Foreign In-State Out-State Metro
All Levels              
     Headcount 12,461 10,705 1,634 122 10,545 1,036 880
     % of Total 100% 85.9% 13.1% 1.0% 84.6% 8.3% 7.1%
CTC              
     Headcount 1,723 1,577 143 3 1,549 84 90
     % of Total 100.0% 91.5% 8.3% 0.2% 89.9% 4.9% 5.2%
Undergraduate (excludes CTC)              
     Headcount 8,487 7,235 1,205 47 7,146 712 629
     % of Total 100.0% 85.2% 14.2% 0.6% 84.2% 8.4% 7.4%
Graduate              
     Headcount 2,053 1,709 275 69 1,671 221 161
     % of Total 100.0% 83.2% 13.4% 3.4% 81.4% 10.8% 7.8%
First-Professional              
     Headcount 198 184 11 3 179 19 N/A
     % of Total 100.0% 92.9% 5.6% 1.5% 90.4% 9.6% 0.0%
College Enrollment by Level:
    Level
  Total 2-yr Undgr Grad 1st Prof
All Colleges 12,461 1,723 8,487 2,053 198
     Comm & Tech 1,723 1,723 N/A N/A N/A
     Business 1,334 N/A 1,228 106 N/A
     Education 2,999 N/A 2,099 900 N/A
     Fine Arts 308 N/A 258 50 N/A
     Liberal Arts 2,596 N/A 2,239 357 N/A
     Science 2,019 N/A 1,922 97 N/A
     Nursing  449 N/A 383 66 N/A
     Regents BA 236 N/A 236 N/A N/A
     Social Work 122 N/A 122 N/A N/A
     Graduate School 432 N/A N/A 432 N/A
     Medicine 243 N/A N/A 45 198
Freshmen Admissions:
Applicants - First-Time Freshmen
  # %
Freshmen Applicants 4142  
Accepted 3392 81.9%
Enrolled 1656 48.8%
Distribution of First-Time Freshmen by Full Time/Part Time Status
  Total
Total 2,032
Full Time 1,907
Part Time 125
Requirements:
Number of High School Units (Years) Required or Recommended (Rec.) by Subject
     English  4
     Social Studies 3
     Laboratory Science 2
     Mathematics (College Prep) 2
     Foreign Lang (Rec.) 2
The student must have a High School G.P.A. of 2.00 OR an ACT Composite of 17 in addtion to the 
above Board of Trustees Admissions Requirements 
ACT/HS GPA Profile: (for 4-yr degree seeking freshmen)
Avg. ACT Composite: 20.2
ACT Score Breakdown:
27-36 7%
22-26 27%
19-21 29%
1-18 37%
Sources:  ACT Class Profile Service Report for 1994-95 and the High School Profile Report 1994.
Notes:  SAT data is not available as sample size is too small to give adequate picture; The ACT
              Score is the test most often used in the admissions process.
              Excludes Transition Program students.
Retention:
Retention to second year:
First-time, full-time, 4-yr degree seeking freshmen:
Fall 1990 to Fall 1991 71%
Fall 1991 to Fall 1992 70%
Fall 1992 to Fall 1993 71%
Fall 1993 to Fall 1994 73%
Fall 1994 to Fall 1995 70%
Note: Excludes Transition Program Students
Completion Rate
First-time, full-time freshmen entering:
Fall 1986 41.0%
Fall 1987 41.8%
Fall 1988 40.9%
Note:  Assoc. degrees in 3 yrs., Bach. degrees in 6 yrs., 
            Undgr. students graduating within the State Systems (WV)
Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card.
Degree Program Information:
Top degree programs by degrees conferred:
Undergraduate # degrees Graduate # degrees
   Elementary Educ, B.A. 134    Special Educ., M.A. 51
   Regents B.A. 112    Business Administration, M.B.A. 37
   Criminal Justice, B.A. 73    Engineering Related Tech., M.S. 31
   Secondary Educ., B.A. 73    Adult & Tech Educ, M.A. 25
   Management, B.B.A. 69    Communication Disorders, M.A. 24
   Nursing, B.S.N. 67    Counseling, M.A. 24
Top degree programs by enrollment:
Undergraduate # enrolled Graduate # enrolled
   Elementary Educ, B.A. 729    Special Educ, M.A. 169
   Pre-Medicine 614    Counseling, M.A. 139
   Biological Science, B.S. 554    Business Administration, M.B.A. 105
   Secondary Educ., B.A. 519    Engineering Related Tech, M.S. 93
   Criminal Justice B.A. 477    Elementary Educ., M.A. 81
Graduation Information:
Degrees Conferred by Level: Degrees Offered by Level:
   Certificate of Proficiency 0 Certificate 2
   Associate 201 Associate 18
   Baccalaureate 1,114 Baccalaureate 40
   Masters 438 Masters 36
   Graduate Certificate 0 Graduate Certificate 1
   Doctoral 3 Doctoral 0
   First Professional (M.D.) 48 First Prof (M.D.) 1
   Total 1,804 Total 98
Tuition and Fees per Regular Semester (Huntington)
  Student Level
  Undgr Grad 1st Prof
In-State  $      1,025  $      1,113  $      4,067
Out-of-State  $      2,848  $      3,100  $      9,280
Metro  $      1,913  $      2,095  N/A 
Human Resources
  Total Full Time Part Time
Total  1671 1342 329
  Faculty 882 582 300
  Staff 789 760 29
Faculty Characteristics:
Part Time Faculty:
      Total-Main Med Sch & University
  CTC 4-yr Campus Lib Fac Total
Total 68 209 277 12 289
Gender        
     Female        
          Headcount 38 111 149 4 153
         % of Gender Total 56% 53% 54% 33% 53%
     Male        
          Headcount 30 98 128 8 136
         % of Gender Total 44% 47% 46% 67% 47%
Race        
     White        
          Headcount 64 198 262 9 271
         % of Race Total 94% 95% 95% 75% 94%
     Black        
          Headcount 4 4 8 0 8
         % of Race Total 6% 2% 3% 0% 3%
     Hispanic        
          Headcount 0 2 2 1 3
         % of Race Total 0% 1% 1% 8% 1%
     Asian        
          Headcount 0 4 4 2 6
         % of Race Total 0% 2% 1% 17% 2%
     American Indian        
          Headcount 0 1 1 0 1
         % of Race Total 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Full Time Faculty:
      Total-Main Med Sch & University
  CTC 4-yr Campus Lib Fac Total
Total 34 376 410 142 552
Gender        
     Female        
          Headcount 23 127 150 37 187
         % of Gender Total 68% 34% 37% 26% 34%
     Male        
          Headcount 11 249 260 105 365
         % of Gender Total 32% 66% 63% 74% 66%
Race        
     White        
          Headcount 30 342 372 119 491
         % of Race Total 88% 91% 91% 84% 89%
     Black        
          Headcount 4 13 17 1 18
         % of Race Total 12% 3% 4% 1% 3%
     Hispanic        
          Headcount 0 2 2 6 8
         % of Race Total 0% 1% 0% 4% 1%
     Asian        
          Headcount 0 15 15 16 31
         % of Race Total 0% 4% 4% 11% 6%
     American Indian        
          Headcount 0 4 4 0 4
         % of Race Total 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Rank        
     Professor        
          Headcount 3 160 163 50 213
         % of Rank Total 9% 43% 40% 35% 39%
     Associate Professor        
          Headcount 8 117 125 42 167
         % of Rank Total 24% 31% 30% 30% 30%
     Assistant Professor        
          Headcount 11 90 101 47 148
         % of Rank Total 32% 24% 25% 33% 27%
     Instructor        
          Headcount 12 9 21 3 24
         % of Rank Total 35% 2% 5% 2% 4%
% Tenured 32% 72% 69% 50%* 63%
% with Terminal Degree 24% 82% 77% 97%* 30%
*Library Faculty excluded
Class Size/Productivity Summary Data:
Student FTE to Faculty FTE Ratio:
Fall 1994 22:1
Fall 1993 18.1
Fall 1992 18.1
Fall 1991 19.1
Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card.
Average Class Size by Course Level
  Overall Lecture Lab
Overall Undergraduate 24 24 23
     Foundation 21 21 N/A
     Career Technical 24 25 19
     Lower Undergraduate 27 27 26
     Upper Undergraduate 19 19 13
Graduate (as reported) 10 10 1
Graduate (as estimated) 22 22 4
Notes:  Special Courses such as Independent Study excluded.
              Courses taught for undergraduates and graduates simultaneously such as MTH 443/543 are listed twice.
              The estimated graduate class size information includes 400-level students.