Marshall University

Huntington, WV 25755
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Marshall University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Huntington.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 13,246 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,801 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,297 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Marshall University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,676, and fees were $1,122. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,734 and $1,122 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students13,246
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

The Marshall University nursing program prepares nurse practitioners eligible to sit for the National Licensure Examination to become licensed Registered Nurses.

The program consists of a combination of basic nursing theory and clinical practice experience. The program makes uses of a range of healthcare facilities as real life sites for clinical experience including:  River Park Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Cabell Hun-tington Hospital, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Holzer Medical Center,  and King’s Daughters Medical Center among other settings.

Admission Requirements:

  • The program requires official high school transcripts, total SAT scores or ACT composite scores in addition to a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above for students applying directly from highs school.
  • Applicants that have 12 or more credits of college level course work are required to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.5 or more.

Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis on a point system. The deadline for applications is the 15th of January for admission in the fall.

Marshall University offers an accelerated RN-BSN program for Registered Nurses wishing to earn their BSN degree. Applicants for this track must show proof of an unencumbered license to practice in West Virginia and a minimum cumulative GPA for all college level course work of 2.4 or more.

There is no deadline for application for this track but all application material needs to be received before the 10th of April for fall admission and before the 10th of October for spring admission.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 73
Bachelor's degree 23 90
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 5
Doctor's degree - professional practice 12 16
Master's degree 5 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 44.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1168
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$325/credit
In State Students$325/credit
Out of State Students$745/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$450/credit
In State Students$450/credit
Out of State Students$1,085/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,625 $14,625 $33,525
ADN 70 $22,750 $22,750 $52,150
BSN 125 $40,625 $40,625 $93,125
FNP 50 $22,500 $22,500 $54,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Marshall University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 48% $4,876
Other Federal Grant 20% $840
State Grant & Scholarships 60% $4,832
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $4,658
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,281
Private Loans 4% $10,291


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,197
$30,001 to $48,000$7,511
$48,001 to $75,000$10,153
$75,001 to $110,000$13,947
Over $110,000$14,145

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, WV 25755

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