175 years of leaders.

For 175 years, we’ve given young men and women the backbone and grit, the courage and know-how to lead. We train leaders who are prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow, whether they be in the field of battle or in fields completely unrelated to military service. We take great pride in sending strong young men and women out into the world to take charge.

Civilians welcome.

Immerse yourself in a leadership environment with no military obligation. Approximately 40% of our Corps of Cadets 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.

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.

Highly-qualified students are invited to enroll in MMI's one-year Service Academy Program (SAP), a challenging curriculum designed to prepare cadets for successful transfer to either West Point, the Naval, Coast Guard, Air Force or Merchant Marine Academies. Countless SAP alumni will tell you that their Marion year laid a solid foundation for the rigors of Academy life.

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What does it mean to be Marion Made?

Ask a Marion alumnus what Marion means and they’ll tell you that the Marion experience was transformative, that it prepared them for what the world had to offer – be it military or civilian. They’ll tell you that, while they may not have been squared away when they first arrived, when they left MMI they knew exactly what they were: they were students, leaders, self-starting, hard-charging people with a purpose. They were Marion Made.

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