About Franklin University
As a private, nonprofit institution, Franklin University was founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio, to serve the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities.
Today, Franklin has grown to be Central Ohio's foremost educator of working adults and the third-largest private university in the state. Annually, we serve more than 11,000 students from across the country and around the world.
As an accredited, student-centered leader in online learning, Franklin University offers respected, in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Classes are taught online and at five Midwest locations, and our MBA has broad international reach.
Take classes at your convenience
With on-campus evening classes at four Central Ohio locations and a location in Indianapolis, plus online classes and accelerated 3-,6-,12-, and 15-week class options, you’ll find just the right combination to meet your needs.
Transfer more of your credits
Franklin accepts more of your previous college and professional education credits than most other institutions – minimizing the time and money it takes to earn your degree. In fact, more than 90% of our undergraduate students have transferred credits from other schools.
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Franklin accepts more of your previous college and professional education credits than most other institutions — minimizing the time and money it takes to earn your degree. In fact, about three-fourths of our bachelor's degree students have transferred credits from other schools.
Choose Franklin University and you'll experience an intense and sincere focus on you, your education, and your career goals. We'll help you develop the skills you need to stand out in a world of ever-changing expectations and demands. How? By providing the innovative, relevant and up-to-date knowledge that employers seek.
At Franklin, you'll learn to apply critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on current trends in the marketplace. That's an impressive skill set in any industry! Plus, our strong, mutually beneficial business and community relationships help us design coursework that blends theory with real-world practice, which you can apply immediately on the job today - while also preparing you to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
We Have a Rich History
Franklin was established in 1902, and has grown to serve more than 11,000 students annually at our five Midwest locations and online.
We Help You Start – or Start Over
Franklin’s students range in age from the late teens to mid-70s, but the average student’s age is in the mid-30s.
We Are Global
International students representing more than 70 countries call Franklin their educational home.
We Maximize College Credits
Ninety percent of our undergraduate students have transferred credits from other accredited institutions.
We Save You Money
With highly competitive tuition rates below the national average, Franklin helps you invest in your future by keeping your education affordable.
We Provide Financial Aid
A variety of financial assistance options are available to Franklin students, including grants, loans, scholarships, and our deferred tuition payment option.
We are Student-Centered
Our average class size is 18 students, demonstrating Franklin's commitment to provide a more personal learning environment.
We Expand Educational Opportunity
270 community colleges in the United States have partnered with Franklin University through the Community College Alliance (CCA) Program, allowing students to complete bachelor's degrees online.
We Are Nationally Respected
Franklin University was chosen as one of the original 29 institutions to participate in the delivery of online education to eligible enlisted soldiers via GoArmyEd.
We Are Growing Online
With Franklin’s online courses reflecting the same quality as on-campus courses, more than 80% of Franklin students take at least one online class.
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