Student Right to Know

Diversity of Undergraduate Student Body

Ethnic Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2021

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
White 5,520 84.2%
Black or African American 384 5.9%
Hispanic/Latino 155 2.4%
Asian 86 1.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 11 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
Two or More Races 255 3.9%
Nonresident Alien 85 1.3%
Unknown 53 0.8%
Total 6,553 100.0%

Gender Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2021

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
Male 2,734 42%
Female 3,819 58%
Total 6553 100%

Pell Grant Recipients | All Undergraduate Students Fall 2020

Undergraduate Students Total
Headcount 8,772
Pell Grant Recipients 3,298
% of Total 37.6%

Retention Rates

Retention Rates of First-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Freshmen | Fall 2020 Cohort

Full-Time
First-Time Full-Time Freshman 1,701
Still Enrolled One Year Later 1,204
Retention Rate of Cohort 71%
Part-Time
First-Time Part-Time Freshman 27
Still Enrolled One Year Later 11
Retention Rate of Cohort 41%

The cohort excludes students who left the institution for any of the following reasons:

  • Died or were totally and permanently disabled;
  • Serve in the armed forces (including those called to active duty);
  • Serve with a foreign aid service of the Federal Government (e.g., Peace Corps); or
  • Serve on official church missions.

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Marshall University First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Freshmen and First-Time, Full-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Freshmen Athletes Receiving Financial Aid

The most recent data available is for Cohort Group 2014, which shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for students who started college as freshmen in Fall 2014. Federal IPEDS definition for graduation rate for degree-seeking freshmen is the percentage of full-time, first-time students completing a degree in 150% of normal time for the degree. For Associate degree-seekers, that time would be three years after entry, and for baccalaureate degree-seekers, that time would be six years after entry. The time period for the Fall 2014 entering baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen ended in Summer 2020.

View Cohort 2015 Data