Marietta College

Marietta College

Marietta College is a private, coeducational college located in Marietta, Ohio, United States. It was initially founded as Muskingum Academy in 1797 and was chartered with the present name in 1835. The college offers a large number of baccalaureate degrees in various fields, including liberal arts, natural science and business management.

The small town campus of Marietta College is home to a number of student organizations and clubs, including Marietta College Math Club, Model United Nations, National Broadcast Society, Marietta College Athletic Training Student Organization and Association for Computing Machinery.

The athletics teams of Marietta College are known as the Pioneers. The college fields several intercollegiate sports teams in basketball, baseball, crew, soccer, football, tennis, softball, volleyball and track & field. The college also encourages students to participate in a number of intramural sports, such as, flag football, soccer and basketball.

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Contacting Marietta

Marietta College
Irvine Bldg
Marietta , OH 45750
General Phone: (740) 376-4643

Marietta Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management73business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing
Media54communication studies, mass communication, journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations and advertising
Liberal Arts40area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, English, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, economics, political science, history ...
Medical Support and Technology34health service and sciences, physician assistant
Education and Teaching29education, middle school teaching, early childhood education
Science27biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics
Therapy and Counseling27psychology
Engineering17petroleum engineering
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10athletic trainer
Fine Arts8fine arts, fine arts studies
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer science
Music1various music studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30641
Master's degree465
Associate's degree02

Marietta Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marietta had a total enrollment of 1,605 students (1,681 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 42%
20-21 35%
22-24 13%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

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

West Virginia10%
(International Students)7%
New Jersey2%
New York1%

Marietta Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Marietta Room and Board (2007)

Marietta offers campus housing for 1,203 of its 1,681 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marietta Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math500630
SAT Writing500610
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT30%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marietta Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,080
Room and board $ 7,764
Room charge $ 4,244
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,520
Books and supplies $ 712
Other expenses $ 1,228

Financial Aid:
Marietta participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 307300)

Marietta Faculty

Marietta has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$90,8054$79,276

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$75,0148$65,923
Associate professoracademic year21$59,60210$58,105
Assistant professoracademic year20$49,99016$46,492
Instructoracademic year0*7$39,848
All faculty totalacademic year55$60,03041$51,982

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

Marietta Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Athletic Conference
Basketball Ohio Athletic Conference
Baseball Ohio Athletic Conference
Track Ohio Athletic Conference

Marietta Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Petroleum Engineering

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant

Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Marietta Apart:

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% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 9%Marietta % of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 15%Marietta Number of degree programs
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 18%Marietta % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Marietta Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 20%Marietta % of degrees in engineering

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