Marion Technical College

1467 Mount Vernon Ave, Marion, OH 43302-5694

School Details

Marion Technical College is a two-year public school located in Marion, Ohio. Marion was founded in 1970 to improve employment opportunities for area residents through quality education at the local level. Since its establishment, more than 30,000 students have attended MTC, and around 2,500 have graduated with an associate degree. MTC is one of 24 two-year public colleges in Ohio.

Marion Technical College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the areas of Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Public Service, Health, and Arts and Sciences.  One-year or short-term certificate programs are available in the technology areas .MTC has agreements with Heidelberg University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Otterbein University to enroll MTC students (that complete an associate’s degree) as full-time junior level students.  The academic year is broken into summer, fall, and spring semesters.  The Center for Workforce Development provides targeted, quality employee training and services to help businesses find and retain qualified workers and enhance employee productivity. MTC’s Workforce Development has been used with over 75 businesses.

The 180-acre campus includes the Technical Education Center, Morrill Hall, Alber Student Center, Library/Classroom Building, and Maynard Hall. MTC’s Center for Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies division are housed in a building adjacent to Campus. Common areas, a gymnasium, aerobics and weight room facilities, meeting rooms, and lounge areas are also available on campus. School colors are blue and gold.

Students are able to participate in various activities on campus, including: student clubs and organizations, intramural athletics, and Outdoor Pursuits programs.Athletic programs include: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and golf.

Marion Technical College has 2,788 students (all undergraduates) and 158 faculty members, giving the university and 22 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 46 teach full-time and 112 teach part-time. The average lecture class size is 24 and the average lab class size is 17. About 47% of students study full-time and 53% study part-time. About 60% of students work while attending MTC. Most students attend daytime classes (86%) and 14% of students take evening classes. The student body contains 60% female students and 40% male students. About 90% of all students are white with the remaining students being black and Hispanic. About 50% of students are ages 24 and under with 50% of students being ages 25 and above. The average MTV student is 27 years old.. All students are from Ohio. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 53% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 44%. The overall graduation rate is 11% .The overall graduation rate by gender is 14% for males and 8% for females.

Students have access to services such as distance learning, weekend/evening College, remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.  

Tuition costs $4,236 per year for in-state students and $6,336 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,000 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $5,800 per year with $2,300 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. FAFSA forms should be submitted at least 8 weeks before the desired start date. Approximately 85% of those attending Marion Technical College receive financial aid. Students should also complete the MTC Scholarship Application by May 1 for the following academic year.

Marion Technical College has an open enrollment policy, accepting any one with a high school diploma or GED. There isn’t a deadline for application submission, but it is encouraged to submit the application at least three months before the intended start date.  Previous college transcripts (if applicable), official high school transcripts, the completed application, and $20 application fee must be turned in for application to be complete.

Marion Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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