Standard Survey Response Form
Reporting Semester: Fall 1996
Official Fall Submission Information
General College Information:
Name: Marshall University President: J. Wade Gilley
Address: 400 Hal Greer Blvd. Dir. Admissions: James W. Harless
Huntington, WV  25755 Dir. Inst. Research: Michael J. McGuffey
Phone: (304) 696-3170 Number of Degrees Offered by Level:
(800) 642-3499      Certificate 2
     Associate 18
FICE: 003815      Bachelors 40
     Masters 36
Control,Type: Public, Co-ed      Ed. S. 1
Date Founded: 1837      Doctoral 1
Academic Calender: Semester      Total 98
Enrollment Information:
Headcount(HC), Full Time Equivalent (FTE), Student Credit Hour (SCH) Production by Level
  HC FTE SCH (s)
All Levels 13,164 10,264 152,704
     CTC 2,098 1,306 19,597
     Undergraduate  8,778 7,665 114,981
     Graduate  2,084 1,089 13,067
     First Professional 204 204 n/a 
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 13,164 6,100 7,064 9,302 4,431 4,871 3,862 1,669 2,193
     % of Total 100% 46% 54% 100% 48% 52% 100% 43% 57%
CTC                  
     Headcount 2,098 1,265 833 1,104 597 507 994 668 326
     % of Total 100% 60% 40% 100% 54% 46% 100% 67% 33%
Undergraduate                  
     Headcount 8,778 3,956 4,822 7,206 3,344 3,862 1,572 612 960
     % of Total 100% 45% 55% 100% 46% 54% 100% 39% 61%
Graduate                  
     Headcount 2,084 743 1,341 788 354 434 1,296 389 907
     % of Total 100% 36% 64% 100% 45% 55% 100% 30% 70%
First Professional                  
     Headcount 204 136 68 204 136 68 0 0 0
     % of Total 100% 67% 33% 100% 67% 33% N/A N/A N/A
 
Ethnic Composition  
 
  Total White Black Hispanic Asian Am. Ind. Unknown Foreign
All Levels                
     Headcount 13,164 11,150 497 48 113 35 1,198 123
     % of All Races 100.0% 84.7% 3.8% 0.4% 0.9% 0.3% 9.1% 0.9%
CTC                
     Headcount 2,098 1,532 105 10 5 10 430 6
     % of All Races 100.0% 73.0% 5.0% 0.5% 0.2% 0.5% 20.5% 0.3%
Undergraduate                
     Headcount 8,778 7,664 346 31 75 21 591 50
     % of All Races 100.0% 87.3% 3.9% 0.4% 0.9% 0.2% 6.7% 0.6%
Graduate                
     Headcount 2,084 1,783 43 5 18 3 167 65
     % of All Races 100.0% 85.6% 2.1% 0.2% 0.9% 0.1% 8.0% 3.1%
First Professional                
     Headcount 204 171 3 2 15 1 10 2
     % of All Races 100.0% 83.8% 1.5% 1.0% 7.4% 0.5% 4.9% 1.0%
Age
  Mean
  Age
All Levels 24.6
     CTC 27.2
     Undergraduate 22.1
     Graduate 32.5
     First Professsional 26.4
Residency:
    State of Residency Fee Purposes
  Total In-State Oth U.S. Foreign In-State Out-State Metro
All Levels              
     Headcount 13,164 11,299 1,742 123 11,110 1,124 930
     % of Total 100% 85.8% 13.2% 0.9% 84.4% 8.5% 7.1%
CTC              
     Headcount 2,098 1,858 234 6 1,812 184 102
     % of Total 100.0% 88.6% 11.2% 0.3% 86.4% 8.8% 4.9%
Undergraduate              
     Headcount 8,778 7,526 1,202 50 7,436 681 661
     % of Total 100.0% 85.7% 13.7% 0.6% 84.7% 7.8% 7.5%
Graduate              
     Headcount 2,084 1,724 295 65 1,677 240 167
     % of Total 100.0% 82.7% 14.2% 3.1% 80.5% 11.5% 8.0%
First-Professional              
     Headcount 204 191 11 2 185 19 N/A
     % of Total 100.0% 93.6% 5.4% 1.0% 90.7% 9.3% 0.0%
College Enrollment by Level:
    Level
  Total 2-yr Undgr Grad 1st Prof
All Colleges 13,164 2,098 8,778 2,084 204
     Comm & Tech 2,098 2,098 N/A N/A N/A
     Business 1,425 N/A 1,313 112 N/A
     Education  2,968 N/A 2,085 883 N/A
     Fine Arts 338 N/A 290 48 N/A
     Liberal Arts 2,641 N/A 2,281 360 N/A
     Science 2,091 N/A 1,960 131 N/A
     Nursing 485 N/A 416 69 N/A
     Regents BA 322 N/A 322 N/A N/A
     Social Work 111 N/A 111 N/A N/A
     Graduate School 434 N/A N/A 434 N/A
     Medicine 251 N/A N/A 47 204
Freshmen Admissions:
Applicants:
                  From A1
  # %
Freshmen Applicants 3884  
Accepted 3883 100.0%
Enrolled 2061 53.1%
Distribution of First-Time Freshmen by Full Time/Part Time Status
  Total CTC Oth 4-yr
Total 2,061 419 1,642
Full Time 1,904 328 1,576
Part Time 157 91 66
Requirements:
Number of High School Units (Years) Required or Recommended (Rec.) by Subject
     English  4
     Social Studies 3
     Laboratory Science 2
     Mathematics 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: 20.6 Avg. HS GPA
   Total 3.14
ACT Score Breakdown:    Full-Time 3.16
27-36    Part-Time 2.85
22-26
19-21
1-18
Sources:  ACT Class Profile Service Report 1995-96 and the High School Profile Report 1995.
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: Completion Rate:
First-time, full-time, 4-yr degree seeking freshmen: First-time, full-time freshmen entering:
Fall 1991 to Fall 1992 70% Fall 1987 41.8%
Fall 1992 to Fall 1993 71% Fall 1988 40.9%
Fall 1993 to Fall 1994 73% Fall 1989 n/av
Fall 1994 to Fall 1995 70%
Fall 1995 to Fall 1996 70%
Note:  Assoc. degrees in 3 yrs., Bach. degrees in 6 yrs.,
Note: Excludes Transition Program Students           Undgr. students graduating within the State Systems (WV)
Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card.
Graduation Information:
Degrees Conferred by Level 
   Certificate of Proficiency 0
   Associate 233
   Baccalaureate 1,115
   Masters 462
   Graduate Certificate 1
   Doctoral 3
   First Professional (M.D.) 45
   Total 1,859
Degree Program Information:
Top degree programs by degrees conferred:
Undergraduate # degrees % of Bacc. Graduate # degrees % of Mast.
   Regents, B.A. 122 10.9%    Engineering Related Tech, M.S. 49 10.6%
   Elementary Educ, B.A. 105 9.4%    Special Educ, M.A. 48 10.4%
   Criminal Justice B.A. 84 7.5%    Adult & Tech Educ, M.A. 34 7.4%
   Psychology, B.A. 75 6.7%    Counseling, M.A. 28 6.1%
   Management, B.B.A. 71 6.4%    Business Administration, M.B.A. 26 5.6%
   Biological Sci. B.S. 60 5.4%
Top degree programs by enrollment:
Top degree programs by enrollment:
Undergraduate # enrolled % of Bacc. Graduate # enrolled % of Mast.
   Pre-Business, (B.B.A.) 856 9.8%    Special Educ, M.A. 155 7.4%
   Biological Science, B.S. 729 8.3%    Counseling, M.A. 168 8.1%
   Elementary Educ, B.A. 720 8.2%    Business Administration, M.B.A. 110 5.3%
   Secondary Educ, B.A. 540 6.2%    Engineering Related Tech, M.S. 87 4.2%
   Psychology, B.A. 466 5.3%    Master of Arts Teach, M.A.T. 78 3.7%
Tuition Rate per Regular Semester (Huntington)
  Student Level
  Undgr Grad 1st Prof
In-State $1,058 $1,148 $4,275
Out-of-State $2,939 $3,200 $9,888
Metro $1,974 $2,162 N/A
Faculty Characteristics:
Part Time Faculty:
      Total-Main Med Sch & University
  CTC 4-yr Campus Lib Fac Total
Total 85 202 287 13 300
Gender        
     Female        
          Headcount 52 118 170 6 176
         % of Gender Total 61% 58% 59% 46% 59%
     Male        
          Headcount 33 84 117 7 124
         % of Gender Total 39% 42% 41% 54% 41%
Race        
     White        
          Headcount 83 192 275 8 283
         % of Race Total 98% 95% 96% 62% 94%
     Black        
          Headcount 2 3 5 1 6
         % of Race Total 2% 1% 2% 8% 2%
     Hispanic        
          Headcount 0 1 1 1 2
         % of Race Total 0% 0% 0% 8% 1%
     Asian        
          Headcount 0 6 6 3 9
         % of Race Total 0% 3% 2% 23% 3%
     American Indian        
          Headcount 0 0 0 0 0
         % of Race Total 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Full Time Faculty:
      Total-Main Med Sch & University
  CTC 4-yr Campus Lib Fac Total
Total 35 377 412 141 553
Gender          
     Female          
          Headcount 25 135 160 36 196
         % of Gender Total 71% 36% 39% 26% 35%
     Male          
          Headcount 10 242 252 105 357
         % of Gender Total 29% 64% 61% 74% 65%
Race          
     White          
          Headcount 31 342 373 122 495
         % of Race Total 89% 91% 91% 87% 90%
     Black          
          Headcount 4 13 17 0 17
         % of Race Total 11% 3% 4% 0% 3%
     Hispanic          
          Headcount 0 5 5 5 10
         % of Race Total 0% 1% 1% 4% 2%
     Asian          
          Headcount 0 12 12 13 26
         % of Race Total 0% 3% 3% 9% 5%
     American Indian          
          Headcount 0 5 5 0 5
         % of Race Total 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Rank          
     Professor          
          Headcount 3 165 168 56 224
         % of Rank Total 9% 44% 41% 40% 41%
     Associate Professor          
          Headcount 8 121 129 36 165
         % of Rank Total 23% 32% 31% 26% 30%
     Assistant Professor          
          Headcount 12 84 96 44 140
         % of Rank Total 34% 22% 23% 31% 25%
     Instructor          
          Headcount 12 7 19 5 24
         % of Rank Total 34% 2% 5% 4% 4%
% Tenured 46% 73% 71% 51%* 66%
% with Terminal Degree 20% 80% 75% 95%* 80%
Note:  Library Faculty excluded
Human Resources
  Total Full Time Part Time
Total University 1677 1334 343
Faculty 898 587 311
Staff 779 747 32
Class Size/Productivity Summary Data:
Student FTE to Faculty FTE Ratio:
Fall 1996 23:1
Fall 1995 22:1
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 and Type of Course:
  Overall Lecture Lab
Overall Undergraduate 24 24 21
     Foundation 25 25 n/a 
     Career Technical 23 25 15
     Lower Undergraduate 29 29 27
     Upper Undergraduate 21 21 15
Graduate 13 13 n/a 
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