Marshall University is a coeducationalpublicresearch universityinHuntington, West Virginia, United States, founded in 1837, and named afterJohn Marshall, the fourthChief Justice of the United States. The school was established in 1837, but it's been in recent decades that it has undergone significant growth with the building of the Drinko Library, Jomie Jazz Center and the Graduate College. The university offers 68 baccalaureate programs and has a 19 to 1student / faculty ratio. Among undergraduates, the schools of business and education are extremely popular. In athletics, the Marshall University Thundering Herd competes in the NCAA Division Conference USA.