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Facts about Marshall University
Marshall University is a state-supported university in Huntington, W.Va., with 2-year and 4-year undergraduate and graduate programs.
Main Address: Marshall University - One John Marshall Drive - Huntington, WV 25755
Enrollment: Marshall currently has approximately 14,000 students including approximately 4,000 graduate and medical students
History: The university traces its roots to when, in 1837, a group of residents got together, planned the school and named it Marshall Academy. On March 30, 1838, the Virginia General Assembly formally incorporated Marshall Academy. Its first full term was 1838-1839. Following the Civil War, the West Virginia Legislature created the State Normal School of Marshall College to train teachers in 1867. Marshall became a university in 1961, and the School of Medicine admitted its first class in 1978.
Academic programs: Marshall offers 2 associate programs, 51 baccalaureate programs and 51 graduate programs.
Faculty profile: 85% of the faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The faculty to student ratio is approximately 1 to 19 (1 faculty member per 19 students)