Marian University

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Marian University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana, founded in 1851 by the Sisters of St. Francis. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and opened their first medical school in 2013. The campus is about four miles northwest of the downtown Indianapolis area, located on 200 acres of land. The campus includes the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex, which hosts local and school sporting events. For the Fall 2017 school year, the university admitted close to 3,500 students. The university is organized into five colleges and schools. The nursing programs are offered through the Leighton School of Nursing, which was founded in 1977.

The nursing programs offered at Marian University can prepare students for a career in nursing. Options include LPN, ADN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and traditional BSN programs. The ADN is accredited by the ACEN, while the nursing education programs and baccalaureate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. Several of these programs are offered online, providing greater flexibility for working students. While the traditional BSN program is offered on-campus, the remaining programs include accelerated online courses. When completing the traditional 4-year BSN program, students have the chance to gain clinical experience at local hospitals and healthcare facilities. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. ADN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. LPN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 260

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Marian University

University of Indianapolis
8.18 miles away
Anderson University
35.26 miles away
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
56.36 miles away
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
69.97 miles away
Lakeview College of Nursing
79.35 miles away
Huntington University
83.51 miles away
Saint Josephs College
91.03 miles away
Mount Saint Joseph University
97.11 miles away
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
100.98 miles away
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
102.29 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1986 - 08/22/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 560
SAT: Math450 to 580
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,519
30k to 48k$16,476
48k to 75k$19,385
75k to 110k$24,361
Over 110k$23,755
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Henry and Ruby Ernstes Family Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Greensburg, North Decatur or South Decatur High School who will attend Marian University.

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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