Marion Military Institute

About MMI

Since 1842, Marion Military Institute (MMI) has achieved a national reputation for preparing young men and women for successful civilian and military careers. This is accomplished by providing the best possible educational program for its students in a conservative, disciplined environment thereby developing their intellectual, physical, moral, social and leadership capabilities.

Students from all over the nation attend MMI to establish a strong foundation for future study, and to take advantage of its leadership development programs--both civilian and military. The college's Leadership Education Program, with no military obligation, is designed for the 40% of MMI cadets pursuing civilian careers. MMI is one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the United States, which offer unique military training programs.

These programs include the Army's two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program through which qualified students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant after only two years of college. The Service Academy Program (SAP), a freshman year of solid academic and physical preparation for students who wish to attend one of the Service Academies (West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, or Coast Guard Academy). MMI also offers the first two years of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC).

Scholarships from the different military training programs, federal financial aid and non-scholarship benefits make college financing much more affordable. The out-of-pocket cost of attending MMI can be reduced as much as 50% - 100% depending on the type and amount of scholarship and benefit awards.    

The faculty and staff of MMI are committed to intellectual and leadership development that will enable all students to be successful in any endeavor. We encourage you to look carefully at the range of programs offered, talk to our Admissions Counselors, visit our campus, and learn for yourself how MMI has been producing highly educated and disciplined leaders.  We can assist you in reaching your career objectives.