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Your Ohio State experience is yours to create, and we’re here to support you along the way.

At Ohio State Marion, you will experience small class sizes that are limited in number of people – but not in ideas. You will have unparalleled access to faculty expertise and to the breadth and depth of opportunity synonymous with being a Buckeye. Frequent one on one and small group conversations and discussions enable meaningful connections to form with both faculty and peers.

Our world-renowned faculty and dedicated staff are passionate about championing you and your potential. The relationships that you build together help create innovative, engaging and inclusive learning experiences for all students. That same culture of Caring” permeates the fabric of campus.

Through an array of internship and undergraduate research opportunities, you can both jumpstart the career you envision, and contribute to making a positive impact in the world.

A wide range of student organizations and clubs offer you ways to participate in activities that help you fuel or discover a passion – and allow learning to continue and friendships to form outside the classroom. Because campus life is integral to the Ohio State experience our newly renovated Alber Student Center, is available to all students to relax, eat, study, workout, or just catch up with friends.

You can choose to start and complete your degree on our campus through the 10 (and growing!) degrees we offer. You can also begin one to three years of 200+ Ohio State majors before making a seamless transition to the Columbus campus to complete your degree.

No matter where you start or complete your program, the degree you earn is a degree from The Ohio State University. With that degree you become a Buckeye for life – going forward to accomplish amazing things and create a more vibrant future - and we’re here to help you do it.

Mission Statement

We provide an affordable education combining the rigor and opportunities of a leading research university with the support of a small campus to prepare our graduates for their professions within a global society.

Vision Statement

We will be the destination of choice for those seeking a university education at a campus recognized for excellence in teaching, research, community outreach, and global citizenship.

Fast Facts

Enrollment (AU22): 900  
Number of tenure-track faculty (AU22): 36Student to Faculty ratio: 8 to 1  
Average class size: 15  
Minority first year students by race/ethnicity: 26%  
Pell eligible first year students: 21%  
First generation first year students: 28%  
Average ACT score: 22.8  
Average number of Ohio State freshmen that begin on a regional campus: 25%Total expenditures (Fiscal Year  ’20): $16.5 million 
Acreage: 187 
Number of academic and support buildings: 9 
Co-located institution: Marion Technical College 
President of co-located institution: Dr. Ryan McCall

26 of Ohio's 88 counties are represented in our student population
25 counties represented in our new first year student population (AU21)

1. Delaware
2. Franklin
3. Marion
4. Union
5. Wyandot
6. Morrow
7. Crawford
8. Hardin

Bachelor degree programs offered in Marion:

Business Administration
Child and Youth Studies
Engineering Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Nursing [RN to BSN option]
Primary Education
Social Work

Associate degree programs:

Associate of Arts

The Ohio State University at Marion Advisory Board Members

Roger George, Chair
Angela Buckley
Michael Dostal  
Thomas A. Frericks  
Lynn Garvin  
Stephen D. Keen  

David Miller
Dr. Jay Moodley
Curtis Sybert
Marlene Temple
Ryan Yoder, Faculty Chair
Kiersten Dailey, Student Representative