Marian College

Marian College

Marian College was originally established as the Saint Francis Normal School in 1851. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg, the institute merged with the Immaculate Conception Junior College in 1936 and became the Marian College. The institute started offering enrollment to men from the year 1954. The campus of Marian College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marian College offers a wide variety of degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Mathematics and Science
  • School of Nursing

The athletics department of the college fields teams in sports including cycling, baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and track. Nicknamed the Knights, the teams are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the National Collegiate Cycling Association.

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Contacting Marian

Marian College
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis , IN 46222-1997
General Phone: (317) 955-6000

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Marian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management203business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing
Education and Teaching40elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts23French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy21philosophy, Christian studies, religious education, theology, pastoral counseling
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Science12biology, chemistry
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Art Studies3art studies
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Media0communication studies

Number of programs and degrees for Marian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30333
Master's degree201
Associate's degree11110

Marian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marian had a total enrollment of 2,043 students (1,850 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 17%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 21%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Marian Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 59 %

Marian Room and Board (2007)

Marian offers campus housing for 700 of its 1,850 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Indianapolis, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marian Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,800
Room and board $ 7,228
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,557

Financial Aid:
Marian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182100)

Marian Faculty

Marian has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track85
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1626

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$60,8333$56,501
Associate professoracademic year11$53,63310$50,297
Assistant professoracademic year19$47,92623$45,036
Instructoracademic year5$46,6067$41,751
All faculty totalacademic year38$50,42343$46,524

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marian Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball Mid-Central College Conference
Baseball Mid-Central College Conference
Track Mid-Central College Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports375188

Marian Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Marian Highlights

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What Sets Marian Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Marian % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Marian % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Marian Female % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Marian % students on athletic fin. aid
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Marian Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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