Ranked #1 in Nation

Student Loan Hero ranked MMI #1 among 513 community colleges in the nation, saying we "topped their list of students who transfer or earn an associate’s degree that can be used for credit at four-year schools. Among students who enrolled in 2014, 89% achieved 1 of these goals within 3 years."

Ranked #1 in Alabama

In May, MMI was ranked by Stacker as the best community college in the state. The stat sheet mentions our student/faculty ration of 16:1, acceptance rate of 56% and $2 million in scholarships awarded annually.

Teammates for life.

Play for one of MMI's nine NJCAA teams and create bonds that last a lifetime. You'll come to celebrate each other's accomplishments both on and off the field in this tight-knit college community.

Physical training.

MMI's whole-person education develops the mind and body. Fitness programs are interwoven into the college curriculum.


Did you know that MMI awards more than $2 Million per year in college scholarships? Your GPA, leadership or marching band experience, county of residence, etc. may help you qualify for tuition assistance.

Attend Preview Day.

Register for Preview Day on April 3. Prospective college students will tour campus, experience a class, meet cadets, discuss financial aid & scholarship opportunities with Admissions Counselors.

Civilian path.

Immerse yourself in a leadership environment with no military obligation. More than 45% of our Corps of Cadets, including the majority of our student-athletes, takes their Leadership Education Program (LEP) experience into civilian career paths. Join the alumni ranks of business executives and professionals who share this unique educational foundation.

American values.

MMI cadets often represent our college at prestigious state and national ceremonies and special events. One such recent honor was presenting a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Peer leadership.

This is what Marion Made leadership looks like, whether on a civilian or military path. Our college Corps of Cadets represents more than 40 U.S. states and nearly every Alabama county. We set a higher standard in the classroom, in character development, and in our training. MMI's whole-person education can become your foundation for success.

Military path.

If you’ve ever dreamed of serving your country as a military officer, Marion provides unique opportunities to do just that. Our Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program, our Service Academy Program, and our Marine Corps PLC, and Air Force ROTC options all can lead a cadet into a military career path.

Take the oath.

Yes, you can earn your second lieutenant's bars in just two years. MMI is one of only four military junior colleges in the nation offering the Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an accelerated path to becoming an officer. Cadre will provide the training and help develop the skills you need along the way, from graduating Basic Camp to receiving your first salute.

Academy bound.

MMI’s Service Academy Program is the only one in the country that serves all five U.S. Service Academies: West Point, Coast Guard, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine. Highly-qualified students are invited to enroll in this challenging, one-year program.

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Leading by Example

Marion Military Institute has been shaping young men and women into distinguished professionals for more than 175 years. An MMI education provides more than an associate’s degree. You will receive quality instruction through an accredited curriculum; leadership development experiences; physical training; and moral and ethical character education that will mold you into a talented and dynamic individual.

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