2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$8,730

Net Price

98%

Admitted

29%

Enrolled

53%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Marshall University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 11,023. In 2021, there were 281 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in West Virginia and ranks #455 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

281

Total Enrollment

11,023

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Marshall University

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#2

West Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in West Virginia, Marshall University ranks #2.

#455

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Marshall University ranks #455.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Marshall University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Mental Health Counseling and School Psychology. At the master level General Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Clinical Psychology11
Counseling and Applied Psychology2011
General Psychology8642
Mental Health Counseling23
School Psychology20
Social Work3236
Total Graduates118637822
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 5,602 students applied to the Marshall University. The university admitted 98% and 29% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for West Virginia universities is 3,078. On average, all West Virginia institutions admit 83% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Marshall University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 71%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Marshall University is 53%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 49%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Marshall to West Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Marshall University to the average of all West Virginia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Marshall

5,602

Applicants

98%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

WV Colleges

3,078

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 841 or 80% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 206 or 20% part-time faculty members employed at Marshall University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 830 or 79%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Marshall

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

80%

Percent Full-Time

20%

Percent Part-Time

79%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WV Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Marshall University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,190, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,520 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,362.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Marshall University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Marshall University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,384
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,287
Total Living Expenses$13,671
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,190
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,100
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,961
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,520
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,362
Total Graduate Expenses$8,882
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Marshall University is $8,730. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Marshall University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$5,377$5,986
$30,001 – $48,000$6,254$6,275
$48,001 – $75,000$9,256$9,058
$75,001 – $110,000$11,540$12,963
$110,001 and more$13,981$13,876
US Department of Education

Compare Marshall University to all West Virginia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Marshall

$21,961

Cost to Attend

$8,191

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$8,730

Net Price

WV Colleges

$27,798

Cost to Attend

$12,087

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,411

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,679 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 8,056 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,191.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid8,056$8,191
Pell Grants3,298$5,479
Federal Student Loans3,947$8,047
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Marshall University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Marshall

8,056

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

3,298

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

3,947

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

WV Colleges

4,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

1,469

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

1,699

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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