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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students13,246|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- 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|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||12||16|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||960 to 1168|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$325/credit|
|In State Students||$325/credit|
|Out of State Students||$745/credit|
|In District Students||$450/credit|
|In State Students||$450/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,085/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||20%||$840|
|State Grant & Scholarships||60%||$4,832|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||63%||$4,658|
|Federal Student Loans||58%||$5,281|
$9,057Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.