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Explore your beliefs and find your life's work at Marian.

Explore your beliefs. Find your life's work.

We are Marian University—a distinguished Midwestern university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from math to medicine, ministry, and music, engineering to education, and business to biology.

Our programs are where intellect meets integrity. We are proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis. Our curriculum reflects our Franciscan values, which include peace and justice, dignity of the individual, responsible stewardship, and reconciliation.

Marian University is small enough to give you the individual attention and faculty mentoring you deserve. And we are big enough to help you get the experience and connections you need for career success.

This is where it starts. Here we go!

State of Indiana

  • One of the top 10 Indiana private colleges in rankings compiled by the Wall Street Journal in 2016.
  • Named a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report for their 2017 list of top American colleges.
  • Located in one of the top 10 cities in which to start a new career by TIME magazine.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies, Indianapolis is the fourth-fastest growing city in the nation for high-tech job growth. Indy is home to hundreds of major employers in business sectors like biosciences, pharmaceuticals, logistics and distribution, technology, and advanced manufacturing.
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Marian University At a Glance

Discover who you are—and who you want to become.

At Marian University, you will meet students who are tomorrow's leaders in health care, business, education, and public service. We'll teach you to be a critical thinker, creative problem-solver, and clear communicator. We'll also teach you how to apply the values you will acquire here and help you become the type of leader employers want and our world needs.







Marian University students by the numbers

UNDERGRADUATE: 2,164 students

  • Traditional students: 1,998
    Leighton School of Nursing: 743 
    College of Arts and Sciences: 643 
    Byrum School of Business: 341
    The Educators College: 156
    Exercise and Sports Science: 115
  • Nontraditional (adult) students: 166

GRADUATE: 1,018 students

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 622
  • The Educators College: 323
  • Other Graduate Programs: 73

We're committed to making education affordable.

  • Ranked #45 in the Midwest and #8 in Indiana as a "Best Bang For Your Buck" college by Washington Monthly.
  • We are among the top 10 Indiana colleges and universities for generating a good return on your educational investment (as measured by job placement and starting salary for graduates), according to Affordable Colleges Online.

2017-18 Tuition and Fees


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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.