Marist College

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2003-2004

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 26
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 20
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 89%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 78%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 20
Part-time faculty with doctorate 4
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 19
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 10
Online courses 78
Five most popular majors
General Studies 100%
All majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Marist College is a fully-accredited, non-profit institution that offers over 50 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs, including evening courses and online options, making it the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree. The School of Global and Professional Programs provides online learners the convenience of academic advisement, prior learning assessment, registration, and orientation. For more information go to

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 26-50
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login No
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Marist has a rigorous process for ensuring the integrity of students' Marist Accounts, which are required when accessing online courses. This includes requiring that students at a distance who need passwords changed either fax in photo ID's or Skype with our help desk and show a photo ID. (Details at: We also use, which is integrated into Sakai, for plagiarism prevention.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Student Evaluation of Marist Services (SEMS), Alumni Outcomes Survey (a portion of this survey is made pubic)
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits No target length
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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