General Information on Marietta College
Petroleum Engineering Department Name
Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum Engineering
The college distinguishes itself by providing financial aid to over 90% of its students and it has a ratio of just 10 students to each faculty member, with a class size averaging just 22. This indicates a more personal level of teaching and is well suited for students looking for more interactive learning. The college is also rated as one of the most affordable in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, as well as Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.
In 2016 Marietta was ranked a very respectable #289 in the Forbes list of Best Value Colleges in the country.
The Petroleum Engineering program at Marietta College is the 10th largest in the country, and what sets it apart is the fact that Marietta College is the only liberal arts college that offers a program in this field. The college has local chapters of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers which allows students to polish their professional qualifications, including improving their networking skills.
Additionally, the program at Marietta College maintains a near 100% placement record for its graduates thanks to its strong internship and study abroad programs. The college also has two major laboratories on site which focus on core and drilling, as well as natural gas. The only potential drawback is that the college only offers a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering, which means that there are no graduate or doctoral programs.
- Student population: 1,331
- Student/faculty ratio: 10 to 1
- Retention rate: 73%
- Graduation rate: 66%
Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded at Marietta College
Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses
Marietta is relatively expensive, though tuition fees have seen only modest increases in recent years.
|Tuition and Fees||$30,950||$31,940||$33,140||$34,300||$35,330|
|Books and Supplies||$1,1,36||$1,160||$1,184||$1,200||$1,208|
|- Room and Board||$9,560||$9,870||$10,395||$10,770||$11,100|
|- Room and Board||$3,464||$3,568||$3,624||$3,672||$3,704|
Video: Dr. Robert Chase, Professor at Marietta College
University Location215 5th St, Marietta, OH 45750
Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)