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Institutional Learning Outcomes and Criteria

The Marian University educational experience integrates our four Franciscan Sponsorship Values: Dignity of the Individuals (DI), Responsible Stewardship (RS), Peace and Justice (PJ), and Reconciliation (R) with our degree-specific and general education curriculum. This experience is enriched with experiential learning activities from our athletic, co-curricular, internship,study abroad, and transformational leadership programming. Thus, Marian University aspires to cultivate graduates who will initiate opportunities to advance human flourishing by emphasizing the following institutional learning outcomes.

Faith and Ethics

Marian University graduates practice the Franciscan Values and possess a deep understanding of their ethical implications.

Problem Solving

Marian University graduates demonstrate the ability to solve problems in an inquisitive, thoughtful, creative, informed, and just manner.


Marian University graduates apply exceptional listening, writing, critical reading, and oral communication skills to build and sustain relationships with others.

Cultural and Global Awareness

Marian University graduates display respect for individual differences by embracing and learning from diverse cultures, perspectives, and traditions.

Health and Well-Being

Marian University graduates experience the practice of self-awareness and self-care focused on their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills

Marian University graduates exhibit a high degree of proficiency in their disciplinary area and in the application of their learned expertise.

Criteria and performance standards for this institutional student learning outcome will be defined within the specific undergraduate or graduate program.

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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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