Mars Hill University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5466 of 14,131 In the World
#1505 of 2,597 In North America
#1423 of 2,496 In the United States
#41 of 65 In North Carolina

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
67%
Avg. cost to attend
$18,195 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,019
Graduates
30
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.mhu.edu

Mars Hill University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 67% 69% 65%
Applicants 1,718 820 898
Admissions 1,156 569 587
Freshmen enrolled full time 287 159 128
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

581 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

45 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 674 (65%)
Black or African American 202 (19%)
Hispanic 58 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 42 (4%)
Two or more races 35 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 17 (2%)
Asian 11 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,195/year
Average aid awarded
$26,761
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,601
$30-48K $17,980
$48-75K $19,638
$75-110K $22,417
$110K+ $24,281

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $30,772$10,419
Tuition in-state $30,772$10,419
Tuition out-of-state $30,772$10,419
Fee in-district $4,280
Fee in-state $4,280
Fee out-of-state $4,280

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 889
Combined charge for room and board $9,878

Mars Hill University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 39 7
Social Work 22
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 21 1
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 15
Psychology, General 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 5 7
Zoology & Animal Biology 9
Design and Visual Communications, General 7
Political Science and Government, General 6
History, General 6
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 6
Art Therapy & Therapist 5
Religion & Religious Studies 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5
Music, General 4
International Relations and Affairs 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Chemistry, General 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Music Performance, General 2
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 2
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 2
Athletic Training & Trainer 1
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 1
Musical Theatre 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Special Education and Teaching, Other 1
Grand Total 221 15
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 35% 33% 37%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 75%

Publications & Citations

Publications
93
Citations
1,736

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38 / 194
Environmental Science
26 / 1,206
Ecology
21 / 1,160
Biology
19 / 486
Psychology
14 / 117
Geography and Cartography
14 / 611
Medicine
12 / 81
Sociology
8 / 37
Political Science
8 / 4
Art & Design
7 / 16
Education Majors
6 / 43
Demography
5 / 81
Criminology and Criminal Justice
5 / 3
Social Psychology
5 / 39
Law
4 / 10
Chemistry
4 / 147
Mathematics
4 / 21
Engineering
4 / 137
Physics
4 / 138
Nanotechnology
3 / 137
History
3 / 4
Zoology
3 / 52
Environmental Management
3 / 40
Child Psychology
3 / 21
Archaeology
3 / 5
Economics
3 / 0
Gerontology
3 / 4
Business
3 / 10
Math Teachers
3 / 16
Political Economy
2 / 0
Music
2 / 5
Aesthetics
2 / 3
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
2 / 35
Classics and Ancient History
2 / 7
Computer Science
2 / 9
Materials Science
2 / 18
Human Resource Management
2 / 10
Media Studies
2 / 9
Health Science
2 / 3
Clinical Psychology
2 / 35

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 4
1992 1 6
1993 0 3
1994 0 4
1995 2 5
1996 0 4
1997 3 5
1998 2 7
1999 1 16
2000 0 4
2001 1 22
2002 2 23
2003 3 24
2004 0 27
2005 1 57
2006 1 42
2007 0 63
2008 1 61
2009 5 64
2010 3 80
2011 3 76
2012 5 80
2013 13 124
2014 14 152
2015 6 152
2016 10 146
2017 8 159
2018 8 156
2019 5 179
2020 6 174
2021 6 195

Notable alumni

  1. David Price

    David Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Mars Hill University
    Studied in 1957-1959
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientistuniversity teacherlawyer
    Biography

    David Eugene Price is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district since 1997, previously holding the position from 1987 to 1995. A member of the Democratic Party, he represents a district covering much of the heart of the Triangle, including all of Orange County and parts of Wake and Durham counties. It includes most of Raleigh, parts of Durham, and all of Cary and Chapel Hill. Price is the dean of North Carolina's delegation to the House of Representatives. He has announced that he will retire from Congress in 2022.

  2. Archie Campbell

    Archie Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1987 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorsongwriter
    Biography

    Archie Campbell was an American comedian, writer, and star of Hee Haw, a country-flavored network television variety show. He was also a recording artist with several hits for RCA Victor in the 1960s.

  3. Becca Pizzi

    Becca Pizzi
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Rebecca Pizzi is an American marathon runner from Belmont, Massachusetts. In 2016 she was the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a series of seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days, for which she holds the current record. She finished each race well ahead of all the other four women runners, and ahead of nine of the eleven men competitors. In 2018, she became the first woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge twice, again winning the women's overall race, and six of the seven individual marathons.

  4. Sheila Kay Adams

    Sheila Kay Adams
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Sheila Kay Adams is an American storyteller, author, and musician from the Sodom Laurel community in Madison County, North Carolina.

  5. Gene Grabeel

    Gene Grabeel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2015 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Gene Grabeel was an American mathematician and cryptanalyst who founded the Venona project.

  6. Leon Rooke

    Leon Rooke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    novelistwriteracademic
    Biography

    Leon Rooke, CM is a Canadian novelist. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in the United States. Educated at the University of North Carolina, he moved to Canada in 1969. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

  7. Woodrow W. Jones

    Woodrow W. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2002 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in Mars Hill University
    Studied in 1934
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Woodrow Wilson Jones was a United States Representative from North Carolina and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

  8. Randall P. Henderson Jr

    Randall P. Henderson Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Randall Paul Henderson Jr. is an American real estate broker and politician who was Mayor of the City of Fort Myers, Florida from 2009-2020.

  9. Liston B. Ramsey

    Liston B. Ramsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2001 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Liston Bryan Ramsey was an American politician. A member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for nearly four decades, he held great influence in state government served as Speaker of the House from 1981 until 1989.

General info

Alternative names MHU
Founded 1856
Motto Pro Christo Adolescentibusque for Christ and for Youth
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 280
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, North Carolina, 28754
United States
City population 2,000
Phone 8286894968
Fax +1 (828) 689 1473

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