Vision, Mission, and Values at Marian University

The Marian University Promise

Marian University students will be exceptionally well prepared for a good life and professional pursuits through:

An education illumined by the light of faith and grounded in values and ethics;

Challenging academic programs supported by a vibrant and caring community that guides students in achieving excellence;

Innovative, active, and engaged approach to learning on campus and beyond; and,

Leadership education that prepares a Trustworthy, Healthy, Inquisitive, and Skilled leader.


To provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world.


To be a great Catholic university dedicated to achieving excellence in learning, which is achieved through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.


To reflect prayerfully on the Gospels to determine the ways we can advance the dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Three Strategic Pillars

Access and Success

Access and Success

STEM Illuminated by the Liberal Arts

Biomedical Students

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

The entire strategic plan is grounded in the values of our sponsors, the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.
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Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000

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Notice of Nondiscrimination
Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.

Students may make a complaint to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.

Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

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