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Marshall University

Huntington, WV

According to its mission statement, Marshall University says, "Marshall University is a public comprehensive university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1837 and named after Chief Justice John Marshall, definer of the Constitution, Marshall University advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. Marshall University’s mission, inspired by our Vision and Creed, includes a commitment to: (1) Offer a wide range of high quality, affordable, and accessible undergraduate, graduate, and professional education that prepares students to think, learn, work, and live in an evolving global society, (2) create opportunities and experiences to foster understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity of thought and culture, (3) maintain a dynamic intellectual, artistic, and cultural life by promoting and supporting research and creative activities by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty, (4) contribute to the quality of life of the community, region, and beyond through applied research, economic development, health care, and cultural enrichment, and (5) cultivate the development of an inclusive, just, and equitable community." [Source]

Website: http://www.marshall.edu/

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8,772
Undergraduate
Enrollment
29%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$8,512
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$19,366
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

18:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
9.6%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.<br /><br /> Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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Curriculum last evaluated: 5/24/2022

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.