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Accreditation & Authorization

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Regionally Accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation






Specialized Accreditation:

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
Phone: (913) 631-3009
Initial accreditation for specific business programs granted in March 2010:

View Franklin University’s IACBE Annual Report and Outcomes Assessment Results


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • M.S. in Marketing & Communication (MCM)


  • A.S. & B.S. Accounting
  • B.S. Applied Management
  • A.S. & B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Forensics
  • B.S. Internet Marketing
  • A.S. & B.S. Financial Management
  • A.S. & B.S. Forensic Accounting
  • B.S. Financial Planning
  • B.S. Human Resources Management
  • B.S. Management & Leadership
  • B.S. Marketing
  • B.S. Operations & Supply Chain Management


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) at Franklin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Franklin University offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory. Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding distance learning. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Franklin University makes every effort to maintain compliance. As a condition of Franklin University’s authority to offer its programs to state residents, several postsecondary education agencies require the publication of certain consumer information. This includes:

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH  43215-3414
Phone: (614) 466-6000
Dates of Authorization: February 4, 2009 through December 31, 2018


This institution is authorized by:

Board for Proprietary Education
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 464-4400 Extension 138
Fax: (317) 233-4219

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board Certification*
Arkansas Department of Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: (501) 371-2000

*Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.


Illinois Board of Higher Education – Operating and Degree Granting Authorization in Illinois
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams St, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL  62701-1418


The Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 520
Topeka, KS  66612-1368


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY  40601


Registered by:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty
Baltimore, MD  21201


Minnesota Office of Higher Education**
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN  55108-5227

** Franklin University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK  73104


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Franklin University is not regulated under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code, and is not required to hold state authorization for the enrollment of Texas residents.


State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
30 W. Mifflin St., 9th Floor
P.O. Box 8696
Madison, WI  53708-8696


Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY  82002-0050



Franklin University offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory.

Academic programs may not be approved in every state. Please contact your academic advisor to verify program availability.


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