Marion Military Institute

Overview of Marion Military Institute

Marion is in Marion, AL. Marion is a quiet rural area. The school is a public institution. Marion issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school stays focused on a few key areas of study. Fields of study in vogue at Marion include liberal arts.

Marion Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. Just 45% of applicants in 2007-2008 were accepted at Marion. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 600 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 470 to 620 in 2007-2008.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Body

Approximately 397 students study at Marion (in 2007-2008). The school is essentially a male school.

Student Life

Marion offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Marion can take advantage of the school's meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Educate and train the Corps in order that each graduate is prepared for study at four-year institutions with special emphasis on intellectual, moral-ethical, physical-athletic, and leadership development experienced in a military environment."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Marion

Marion Military Institute
1101 Washington St
Marion , AL 36756
General Phone: (800) 664-1842

Marion Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts86liberal arts and sciences, general studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree862

Marion Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marion had a total enrollment of 397 students (398 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 82%
Women 18%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 21%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 74%
20-21 19%
22-24 3%

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

North Carolina3%
New Jersey1%
South Carolina1%

Marion Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Marion Room and Board (2007)

Marion offers campus housing for 500 of its 398 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Marion Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460600
SAT Math470620
ACT Verbal1725
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT35%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marion Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,590
Room and board $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 1,133
Other expenses $ 5,409

Financial Aid:
Marion participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 102600)

Marion Faculty

Marion has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year12$50,5768$52,471
All faculty totalacademic year12$50,5768$52,471

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

Marion Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Marion Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Marion Highlights

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What Sets Marion Apart:

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Student SAT scores
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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