Student Right to Know

Diversity of Undergraduate Student Body

Ethnic Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2019

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
White 5,999 84.2%
Black or African American 414 5.8%
Hispanic/Latino 155 2.2%
Asian 70 1.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 25 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
Two or More Races 246 3.5%
Nonresident Alien 151 2.1%
Unknown 59 0.8%
Total 7,123 100.0%

Gender Composition | Full-Time Undergraduate Students Fall 2019

Undergraduate Full-Time Headcount % of Total
Male 3,077 43%
Female 4,046 57%
Total 7,123 100%

Pell Grant Recipients | All Undergraduate Students Fall 2018

Undergraduate Students Total
Headcount 9,593
Pell Grant Recipients 3,789
% of Total 39.5%

Retention Rates

Retention Rates of First-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Freshmen | Fall 2018 Cohort

Full-Time
First-Time Full-Time Freshman 1,665
Still Enrolled One Year Later 1,208
Retention Rate of Cohort 73%
Part-Time
First-Time Part-Time Freshman 13
Still Enrolled One Year Later 7
Retention Rate of Cohort 54%

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 2013, which shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for students who started college as freshmen in Fall 2013. 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 2013 entering baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen ended in Summer 2019.

View Cohort 2013 Data