The Ohio State University at Marion

Educational Partnerships


This pilot program incentives attendance, academic achievement, and promotes higher education. K -12 students from Marion City Schools and 7-8 grade students at Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley can earn scholarship dollars to attend Ohio State Marion after graduating from high school.

I Can Center of Excellence

I CAN Center of Excellence is a program developed to motivate students of all ages to stay in school, earn a diploma, and view higher education as necessary, desirable, and obtainable.

Learning Enrichment Institute

The Learning Enrichment Institute (LEI) is an opportunity for individuals 50 years of age and older to broaden their experiences through a schedule of short-term, non-credit courses that promote creativity, free thinking, and personal growth and development.

Memories Project - Traditions & Innovations

Science, industry, and technology in Marion County, Ohio: Past, Present, and Future

Students in select second-year writing classes at Ohio State Marion are collecting oral history materials showing Marion County residents' involvement in, and attitudes toward, science, industry, and technology. A primary goal is to document the technical history of workers, their families, jobs, and businesses in north central Ohio.

Online Non-Credit Courses

Are you are looking for ways to expand your skills for a new job or enhance your skills for the job you currently hold? Explore an exciting array of hundreds of noncredit online courses, some leading to professional certification. These courses are open to everyone.

Program 60

Enjoy the experience of learning just for fun – if you are an Ohio citizen age 60 or over, a unique opportunity awaits you at The Ohio State University. Program 60 is a legislatively mandated program for Ohio residents who are at least 60 years of age. Program 60 provides an excellent opportunity for you to remain engaged in intellectual activity with people of all ages. Your life experiences will add much to classroom discussions.

Science Café

Science Cafés involve a lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. We welcome you to join us at a Science Cafe where you can learn about the latest issues in science, meet new friends, speak your mind, and chat with a scientist about their research interests. Marion Science Café meets at The Warehouse 320 West Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. The restaurant will have plenty of fine food and drink for sale. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. but arrive earlier if you are interested in dining while at the event.

North Central District Science Day and Marion Area Science & Engineering Fair

Ohio State Marion hosts the North Central District Science Day and the Marion Area Science & Engineering Fair annually each March.