From a public school system which cares about the needs of every child to independent private schools to outstanding colleges and universities, Marietta & Parkersburg have many educational opportunities to offer.
The private, nonsectarian liberal arts Marietta College is located in Marietta, Ohio, hosting the 9th largest undergraduate petroleum engineering program in the United States. With a nationally recognized program, Marietta College offers a small classroom setting with impressive professor to student ratios.
Washington State Community College, located in Marietta, provides dynamic and affordable associate degree and certificate programs. The Washington County Career Center offers career options through technical and academic education resulting in knowledgeable and skilled individuals who are prepared for local job opportunities.
An affiliate of West Virginia University, WVU- Parkersburg provides a community college atmosphere, yet offers many undergraduate programs, including 4-year degrees.
Ohio Valley University, a private, Christian college is located just outside of the city limits.