Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2021, Marian is serving more than 5,600 students with nearly 4,200 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university's high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Midwestern rankings to be named #2 Most Innovative Regional University and #27 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian's national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women's Basketball Championship, the 2019 NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship, and nearly 50 USA Cycling national championships.