Marietta College: Facts and Statistics

College Type
Private, coeducational, nonsectarian, undergraduate, residential, contemporary liberal arts founded in 1835. One of America’s 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the 18th century. Originally founded as the Muskingum Academy in 1797.

Total enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is 1,175 students from more than 40 states and more than 10 countries.


The College’s picturesque 90-acre campus is in Marietta, Ohio, just two blocks from downtown. The campus includes a state-of-the-art recreation center, planetarium and library. View Campus Map

Marietta, Ohio, (population 14,000) was established in 1788 by Revolutionary War veterans led by Gen. Rufus Putnam and is the oldest organized city in the Northwest Territory. Marietta is a river town situated at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. Marietta is part of a much larger Mid-Ohio Valley metropolitan area that includes nearby Parkersburg, West Virginia. This area sustains a combined population of around 150,000. Marietta is only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Visit Us