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One of the most popular public technical colleges in all of Ohio, Marion Technical College offers the opportunity for students to earn one of over 30 associate degrees offered by the institution, as well as to enroll in various certification programs that provide the skills and training necessary immediately enter the workforce with the knowledge needed to get a job and successfully begin a new and exciting career. With an 180-acre campus that provides more than just classrooms but also training facilities, Marion Technical College is an excellent choice for anyone who needs and extensive and up-to-date education that is more geared towards successfully getting a job immediately upon graduation.

Famous for being one of the first technical and community colleges in the entire state of Ohio, Marion Technical College offers the chance to enroll in a two-year program that results in the successful obtainment of an associate’s degree. A number of students who attend Marion Technical College do go on to decide on further education at a four-year institution either in-state or out of state. Because Marion Technical College understands that sometimes going back to school does not mean putting one’s career or other obligations on hold, the school offers both on-campus child care as well as evening and weekend classes designed to accommodate even the most hectic of schedules.

Founded in 1970, Marion Technical College focuses on six primary areas of education. The six major departments at Marion Technical College consist of the Information Technology department, the Business department, Engineering, Public Service, Health, and Arts and Sciences. The Information Technology department is without a doubt the school’s fastest growing area, with degrees available in Software Development, Interactive Media, Microcomputer Office, Web Development, Networking, and Office Information. These programs use the most up-to-date software and technology, making training for the various facilities in the workforce far more current than at other Ohio-based community colleges or technical institutes.

For those interested in the field of health, associate degrees at Marion Technical College are offered in Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Medical Office Administration, Phlebotomy, and Respiratory Care. All courses in the health field include the use of equipment necessary in the current workforce, and this hands-on training offers an increased sense of confidence for students who are eager to get started on their new career path immediately after completing their courses of study. Students who are interested in a master’s degree in nursing are able to attend certain courses at Otterbein College thanks to a videoconferencing agreement which utilizes high-tech videoconferencing assistance from the videoconferencing room on-campus.

The biggest asset of attending Marion Technical College is the chance to earn an associate of arts or an associate of science degree that enables students to seamlessly transfer to a four-year college. The school has an agreement with Heidelberg University, Franklin University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and a couple of other four-year Ohio colleges.

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The admissions process at Marion Technical College depends upon the particular course of study that prospective students are interested in. Those who are focused on earning an associate’s degree need to check with their particular department to find out if there are additional requirements, including placement testing and particular background. All students applying to Marion Technical College should submit their completed admissions application, which should also include their high school diploma and transcript, or the GED equivalent. For certain placement testing, it is helpful to also include one’s ACT or SAT scores, as this can negate the need to take additional placement testing. It is ideal for students to have all of their admissions materials in at least a semester before their intended start date.

Financial Aid

As a fully accredited Ohio academic institution, Marion Technical College offers its students the chance to receive both federal and state financial aid. The most common form of aid first involves completion of the FAFSA, which can sometimes cause a delay if it is submitted incorrectly. To ensure that this is not the case for you, the best course of action is to go ahead and schedule an appointment at the school’s financial aid office. Here, qualified counselors are able to walk students through the entire financial aid process, and can sometimes recommend community-oriented scholarships that are of both a merit-based and a need-based nature.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5945th for the average student loan amount.
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The 180-acre campus at Marion Technical College provides high-tech facilities for learning, including technically oriented classrooms with the most contemporary equipment that is also used in the current workforce. Students can do additional studying at the on-campus library, take classes virtually through the videoconferencing classroom, and purchase necessary items for courses at the school’s bookstore.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Because Marion Technical College is focused on career training, at this time there is no official on-campus athletic program.

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Ranks 123rd in Ohio and 3156th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 28 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
Forcible Rape 15 0.04
Robbery 52 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 865 2.35
Larceny 1,586 4.30
Vehicle theft 50 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Marion, OH 43302-5694
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population54,395 (45,645 urban / 8,750 rural)
Households20,147 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,925
Families13,798 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3904

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4209th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,390 $4,390 $6,500
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $32 $32 $32
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $166 $166 $246
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,772 $5,772 $7,882
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,342 $14,342 $16,452
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,872 $8,872 $10,982

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,236 $4,016 $4,236 $4,016 $6,336 $5,936
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,100
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,800 $6,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,300 $2,400
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,000(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2963rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,600 ($53,700 male / $51,846 female)
Number of FT Faculty 55 (20 male / 35 female)
Number of PT Faculty 176
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $1,591,428

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