Marianna, nicknamed the “City of Southern Charm”, has a population just under 6,500, is around 8 square miles in size, and not surprisingly is one of the smallest cities in Florida. It was founded in 1828 and is the county seat of Jackson County.
Education is an important aspect of life in Marianna. There are five K-12 schools operating in the city, that perform on a satisfactory basis according to the state’s FCAT system of evaluating public schools. Marianna is also home to one higher education institution–Chipola College.
Chipola College is a four-year state college that belongs to the Florida College System. The school was founded as a junior college in 1947 and was transitioned into four-year state college in 2003 when it began offering bachelor’s degrees. Today Chipola offers Bachelor Science (BSc), Associate of Arts (A.A.), and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, along with Workforce Develpment and Credit Certificate programs. Degrees are offered in 9 fields of study.
Chipola College offers dual-enrollment programs for high school students looking to get a headstart on their college career as they complete their high school diploma. Through partnerships with Troy State University, University of West Florida, University of Florida, and Florida State University, Chipola College student can also earn a master’s and/or doctoral degree in various disciplines.
Below you’ll find profiles for the four-year colleges and universities located in and around Marianna, Florida.
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
main phone: (850) 526-2761
admission phone: (850) 526-2761
admission fax: (850) 718-2287
Chipola College has a total enrollment of 2,250+ students and awards professional certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees in several fields of study including business, computer information systems, education, health services, engineering technology, computer technology, surveying, EMT, nursing, criminal justice, liberal arts, parks and recreation, culinary management, cosmetology and family studies.