Marshall University is one of West Virginia’s oldest public institutions of higher education and its second-largest. The institution was named after US Supreme Court Justice John. Marshall and founded as Marshall Academy in 1837. It was designated Marshall College in 1858 and attained university status in 1961.
Our students attach high value to our small class sizes, having faculty members actively instructing in the classroom, the availability of intensive advising, exceptional student success resources, modern facilities, a growing global community and robust extracurricular programming.
We have nearly 13,500 students from 48 states and more than 56 countries. Beyond the classroom, our students participate in 230 recognized student organizations, providing a broad spectrum of extramural opportunities. Our faculty members are leaders, mentors and cultivators of talent. They are making real life differences for our students, many of whom arrive here with enormous potential but lack a reliable roadmap for academic accomplishment.
In addition to Marshall’s strong traditional liberal arts and biosciences programs, newly developed programs in digital forensics, pharmacy, physical therapy and public health have created new centers of excellence. The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and its relationship with two extremely effective medical centers make Marshall a regional leader in rural health.
Our alumni are the heart and soul of the Marshall family. They have gone on to lead Fortune 500 companies, win Pulitzer Prizes and become captains of industry, science, education and the arts.
INTO Marshall University offers international students the opportunity to study on an American college campus with a variety of programs geared toward improving English skills and helping students begin their journey to a US university degree.
More than 1,000 faculty members dedicated to student success
Average class size is 21 students
82% of Marshall’s faculty holds a PhD or terminal degree in their fields
$300M Invested in new buildings and renovations in the last 10 years to give students modern, state-of-the-art facilities
46% of classes at Marshall have fewer than 20 students
#1 Forensic science program in the US (American Board of Criminalistics 2015)
55+ Countries represented
International Students: 556
Countries Represented: 55+
Bachelor’s Degrees: 55
Master’s/PhD Degrees: 59
Campus Size: 100 acres
Research: $31 million
Faculty: 771 full-time, 298 part-time
Schools & Colleges of Marshall University
Schools & Colleges
College of Arts and Media
College of Business
College of Education and Professional Development
College of Health Professions
College of Information Technology and Engineering
College of Science
College of Liberal Arts
School of Medicine
School of Pharmacy