Ohio State Marion

The Ohio State University at Marion was the university’s first regional campus, established in 1957.

Ohio State Marion

Academic programs

Complete a bachelor’s degree in:

Business management
Early and middle childhood education
Social work

Other degree options

Baccalaureate program in nursing (RN to BSN)
Associate of Arts

Engineering, criminology and social work course work

First two years of course work in most Ohio State engineering programs and significant course work in criminology and sociology


Honors and Scholars Programs: Enjoy priority scheduling, honors classes, connections to other high-ability students, an enriched academic environment, unique research opportunities and more.

Research opportunities: Enhance your college experience and resume by engaging with faculty on research projects. Present research at the Ohio State Marion Research Colloquium and at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on the Columbus campus.

Study abroad: Grow as a global citizen through study abroad experiences. Previous destinations include Chile, England, India, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Wales. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Academic support: Take advantage of academic advising, career services (including internships), disability services, free tutoring, and math and writing labs.

Student life

Student Life enhances the college experience through guidance and assistance with:

  • Off-campus housing

  • Diversity, inclusion and equity

  • Student involvement and engagement

  • Mental health and wellness counseling

  • Leadership experience

Students can engage in student groups, sports, concerts, outdoor pursuits and other planned social events throughout the academic year.

Ohio State Marion
1461 Mount Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
740-389-6786 or 614-292-9133

Multiple off-campus housing options are available, including the campus-adjacent Annex of Marion, offering a student-only, suite-style environment, and the Harding Centre in downtown Marion, offering a loft-style environment.

Housing at Marion

Financial aid
Ohio State Marion awards $1.2 million, on average, in merit and need-based scholarships annually. Thanks to the largest monetary gift ever to a regional campus and a host of other endowed scholarship funds, over 80 percent of Ohio State Marion students receive some form of scholarship and aid.

Financial aid at Marion