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Marshall University Demographics & Diversity

Huntington, West Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Marshall University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Marshall University students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at Marshall University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Marshall University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Marshall University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Marshall University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,353
Women 6,670

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Marshall University serves a very low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Marshall University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,141 per year

46% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,023
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.3%
Part time Undergrads 9.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237525 IPEDS survey data for Marshall University.