The Ohio State University at Marion

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Coordinates: 40°34′54″N 83°05′21″W / 40.58153°N 83.089213°W / 40.58153; -83.089213

The Ohio State University at Marion
MottoDisciplina in civitatem (Latin)
Motto in English
Education for Citizenship
Parent institution
Ohio State University
PresidentMichael V. Drake
DeanGregory S. Rose
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
187 acres
ColorsScarlet and Gray          
NicknameScarlet Wave
Ohio State University at Marion Logo.png

The Ohio State University at Marion (OSU Marion or OSUM) is a regional campus of The Ohio State University located in Marion, Ohio, United States. The campus was founded in 1957. Its 187-acre (0.76 km2) campus is located 45 miles (72 km) north of Columbus and is shared with Marion Technical College. There are eight buildings on the campus.

Ohio State Marion has baccalaureate program accreditation with NCATE. The Marion campus practices open admissions.[1] Its average class size is 19[2]. An average age of students is 23.5. The Marion Campus Library of the OSU Marion Campus contains over 48,000 books, a large reference collection, and over 300 subscriptions. The library collection also includes print periodical indexes, microforms, maps, newspapers, pamphlet file, special collections in careers and children's literature, and the Warren G. Harding/Norman Thomas Research Collection. It provides access to all the resources of The Ohio State University and Ohio Link.

About 88% of students at the Marion campus are awarded federal or state financial aid. The student body is 53% female and 47% male. Students who start at Marion may finish their degrees at the Columbus campus with one of Ohio State's 200+ majors. The Academy Program at the campus provides the opportunity for qualified students to enroll in college while still in high school as part of Ohio's College Credit Plus program. The Alber Enterprise Center is a campus-based corporate education center that provides workforce training, organization development, and performance improvement techniques.


Maynard Hall
Morrill Hall

Students may complete one-to-three years of Ohio State University’s over 200 majors (available coursework varies by major) in Marion before making the transition to the Columbus campus to complete their degree.[3]


On December 2, 2006, Lincoln University defeated Ohio State Marion in basketball with a final score of 201-78. This set new all-time NCAA Division III basketball records for points scored (201), points in a half (104), largest margin of victory (123), shots made (78), and shots taken (141).[4]

The Marion campus does not currently offer varsity athletic teams. A club level soccer team is active on the campus.

Student life[edit]

Student organizations[edit]

There are over 30 student clubs on campus.[5]

Sport clubs and intramural sports[edit]

Students at the Marion Campus can participate in several intramural sports such as basketball, softball, and volleyball.[6]


  1. ^ "Admission Requirements". The Ohio State University at Marion. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Quick Facts | The Ohio State University at Marion". Retrieved 2017-01-23.
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  4. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph (3 December 2006). "Lincoln sets D-III record for points in game, half". ESPN. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Student Organizations". The Ohio State University at Marion. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
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