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The 2024 Academic Influence rankings list Marietta College as the 13th-best small college in Ohio, according to a report from — an online academics and data tracking publication.

The rankings compared all 52 small colleges in the state — which must be fully accredited and have student enrollments of 5,000 or fewer — across several categories, including tuition and fees, acceptance rate, graduation rate, and career outlook for graduates.

Marietta also ranked 10th in overall influence for small colleges in Ohio and the 331st Most Desirable School in the U.S.

Multiple sources consistently rank Marietta among the best small colleges in Ohio and the region. The College also offers the only Petroleum Engineering program at a liberal arts college and has one of the top Physician Assistant Programs in the nation.