At A Glance | Marian University

This is what we're made of.

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

  • In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of top colleges across the nation, Marian University climbed significantly in three key categories:
  1. #10 Most Innovative Regional University (Midwest)
  2. #24 Best Value University (Midwest)
  3. #38 Best Regional University (Midwest)
  • The Wall Street Journal included Marian among the top 10 Indiana private colleges in its 2016 rankings.

State of Indiana

Why do students love our location?

  • The City of Indianapolis is ranked #5 in the nation for "high tech industry job growth" and #11 among the nation's "best cities for young professionals" by Forbes.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies like Salesforce, Emarsys, and others, ranked Indiana #2 in software job growth in 2017.
  • Indianapolis was on the 2018 short list for Amazon's new headquarters, along with Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, and Atlanta.
  • According to, Indianapolis was one of only two American cities to top Airbnb's "hottest destinations" around the world in 2018.

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.







Fall 2018: Students by the numbers

UNDERGRADUATE: 2,426 students

  • Traditional students: 2,245
  • Marian's Adult Programs (MAP): 181

GRADUATE: 1,164 students

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 650
  • All other graduate programs: 514
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