Student Right to Know

Diversity of Undergraduate Student Body

Ethnic Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2020

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
White 5,925 84.6%
Black or African American 404 5.8%
Hispanic/Latino 182 2.6%
Asian 67 1.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 23 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
Two or More Races 248 3.5%
Nonresident Alien 96 1.4%
Unknown 51 0.7%
Total 7,001 100.0%

Gender Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2020

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
Male 2,955 42%
Female 4,046 58%
Total 7,001 100%

Pell Grant Recipients | All Undergraduate Students Fall 2019

Undergraduate Students Total
Headcount 9,415
Pell Grant Recipients 3,560
% of Total 37.8%

Retention Rates

Retention Rates of First-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Freshmen | Fall 2019 Cohort

Full-Time
First-Time Full-Time Freshman 1,752
Still Enrolled One Year Later 1,353
Retention Rate of Cohort 77%
Part-Time
First-Time Part-Time Freshman 16
Still Enrolled One Year Later 8
Retention Rate of Cohort 50%

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 2014 Data