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, often referred to as OSU Marion, is a regional campus of The Ohio State University located in Marion, Ohio, USA. The campus was founded in 1957. Its 180-acre (0.73 km2) campus is located 45 miles (72 km) north of Columbus. There are six buildings on the campus.
OSU Marion has baccalaureate program accreditation with NCATE. Its average class size is 22. 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 63% female and 37% male. Students who start at Marion may finish their degrees at the Columbus campus with one of Ohio State's 170+ majors. A Post-Secondary Enrollment Option at the campus is a highly selective program which provides opportunity for qualified students to enroll in college while still in high school.
Two extensions connected with the Marion Campus are the OSU Delaware Center and the Alber Enterprise Center The OSU Delaware Center is located at 7774 Graphics Way, Lewis Center, Ohio, near the corner of U.S. 23 and Orange Road, just 4.4 miles (7.1 km) north of Interstate 270. The Center offers a diverse day and evening class schedule each quarter. Students may take many of the courses to complete the first two years of many of Ohio State's degrees, or all course requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. Some selected graduate programs in education are also offered at the Center. The Alber Enterprise Center is a campus-based corporate education center that provides workforce training, organization development, and performance improvement techniques.
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