Marist College

by TBS Staff

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  • A Marist Brothers–affiliated — formerly Roman Catholic–affiliated — liberal arts school offering 56 programs at campuses in Poughkeepsie, New York; Florence, Italy; and online.
  • Originally opened by Saint Marcellin Champagnat as a training institution for future Marist Brothers.
  • Lengthy relationship with IBM that has produced state–of–the–art technology and mainframes on Marist’s Poughkeepsie campus.


Founded in 1929 in Poughkeepsie, New York by members of the Marist Brother order, Marist originally opened its doors with the goal of educating future brothers. The college expanded in scope over the years, and its current iteration offers a wide range of liberal arts-focused programs and professional certificates.

Marist also opened a second campus in the historic San Lorenzo neighborhood of Florence, Italy. The school has further expanded in recent years by offering online courses, including two bachelor’s degrees and five master’s programs.

Marist College Statistics

Public/Private Private nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 41%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 16:1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 90%
Graduation Rate 78.1%
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Date Founded 1929
Colors Marist red, light grey, white, black

Marist College’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Marist College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


Program Level Cost
In–State Undergraduate Students $42,500/year
Out–of–State Undergraduate Students $42,500/year
Graduate Students $850/credit


Admissions requirements vary for each of Marist College’s online programs. Nevertheless, all undergraduate applicants must earn a minimum 3.3 high school GPA and finish in the top half of their high school class for Marist to consider them for admission.

Marist does not require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores. All applicants must complete standard high school courses in English, science, math, history, and foreign language to qualify for admission.

Most Marist programs require an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for admission. GRE scores are required for admission into some programs.

Contact Information

Online Degrees Offered

Marist college online courses consist of two bachelor’s degrees — professional studies and management studies — and five master’s degrees: business administration, public administration, integrated marketing communications, educational psychology, and information systems. Individual online courses are also available.

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