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Presentations and Awards

Furthering the University’s reputation as an innovator and expert in online learning, Franklin has been ranked the #1 online school in Ohio by TheBestSchools.org.

Earning a number one online ranking puts the University at the top of an industry that has experienced enormous growth over the last decade. According to a 2015 report by Babson Research titled Tracking Online Education in the United States, today one out of three college students is taking at least one course entirely online.

Through Franklin’s International Institute for Innovative Instruction, the University leverages its inventive technology to implement its model of comprehensive and leading-edge curriculum development, created by doctorally prepared instructional designers, multimedia experts and teaching effectiveness experts. This course design to technology integration and learning assessment combines to create the ideal learning environment for student success. This approach has grown Franklin’s online presence from its first online class offering in 1998 to now serving students across the country, as well as international students from over 60 countries who are in the U.S. and abroad.

Institutions selected as the top among Ohio’s online colleges and universities were chosen based on the quality of their programs, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs. The ranking are compiled to provide insight into which institutions are leading the way in delivering quality online degree programs in Ohio.

Thebestschools.org provides ranking, degree, and career articles to empower students to make informed decisions about their education. Through its feature, resource, and magazine articles, TheBestSchools.org helps students gain the most out of their educational experience by finding the best school and degree programs.

Franklin’s Human Resources Management program was ranked a Top 40 Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources program by College Choice as part of its 2016 rankings.

Institutions selected as the top among College Choice’s Top Online Bachelor programs were compiled from several important sources. The first source is actual college freshman polled during a nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. These students rated academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost of school, and the survey also took into account graduate success rates on the post-college job market. These factors were weighed equally alongside data from other publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

College Choice offers numerous free online resources to help in searching for a college, including its unique student-centered college rankings, admissions advice, scholarship and financial aid information and more. The website offers information needed to find, get into, pay for, and thrive in the best college suited to each student’s specific need.

Franklin’s Information Systems program was ranked a Top 20 Online Bachelors in Management Information Systems program by College Choice as part of its 2016 rankings.

Institutions selected as the top among College Choice’s Top Online Bachelor programs were compiled from several important sources. The first source is actual college freshman polled during a nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. These students rated academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost of school, and the survey also took into account graduate success rates on the post-college job market. These factors were weighed equally alongside data from other publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

College Choice offers numerous free online resources to help in searching for a college, including its unique student-centered college rankings, admissions advice, scholarship and financial aid information and more. The website offers information needed to find, get into, pay for, and thrive in the best college suited to each student’s specific need.

The Franklin University Online MBA was awarded a Best Value designation by GetEducated.com as part of its 2014 business school rankings.The online university cost rankings are based on a comprehensive, independent survey of regionally accredited business schools that offer online masters of business administration, and cover the formal major areas of business administration. 

A Best Buy designation indicates programs have been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality distance MBA to online students at a cost rate well below the national average.

Established in 1989, GetEducated.com was the nation's first online counseling center for adult learners seeking accredited online degrees.

 

Franklin’s Online Master of Science in Accounting Programs was awarded a Best Value  by GetEducated.com as part of its 2014 business school rankings.The online university cost rankings are based on a comprehensive, independent survey of regionally accredited business schools that offer degrees via distance education. A Best Buy designation indicates programs have been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality distance accounting program to online students at a cost rate well below the national average.

Established in 1989, GetEducated.com was the nation's first online counseling center for adult learners seeking accredited online degrees.

Franklin’s online M.S. in Computer Science was awarded a top ranking for Regionally Accredited Online Computer Science Programs by GetEducated.com as part of its 2013 university rankings. Top rankings of the top best values in online computer science degrees were based on a national  review of 77 regionally accredited universities that offer 115 different online master's in computer science and IT. The survey covered a wide range of computer science majors, including information systems, database mining, information assurance and technical communication. The rankings highlight the 45 best affordable online degrees in this field.

Established in 1989, GetEducated.com was the nation's first online counseling center for adult learners seeking accredited online degrees.

The Criminal Justice Administration Program has been designated a 2014 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Division of Distance Learning Best Practice Award winner. This award affirms the University’s outstanding dedication to quality and its collaborative and innovative spirit that directly impacts our students’ learning and success.
    AECT is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway. AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
    The Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of instruction and a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for its members and for target audiences; it is the national and international spokesperson for the improvement of instruction; and, it is the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. Along with our members, AECT has 24 state and six international affiliates that are all passionate about finding better ways to help people learn. AECT is the oldest professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, both in scholarship and in practice. AECT has nine divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that represent the breadth and depth of the field. The Association produces two bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends.

Adding validation to the University’s long-standing reputation for providing access to quality education, Franklin University was awarded a "Best of Business in Online Degree Program" by Columbus C.E.O. as part of the BEST in Business 2014 Readers’ Survey.  

Of special note regarding the 2014 honor, Franklin has been named the winner in the Best in Online Education category for all four years the category has been available for voting.

Winners for the seventh annual survey were determined through a Columbus C.E.O. survey in which readers were asked about the things that make Central Ohio’s business landscape great. Where are the best business services and products located? What are the best local law firms? And, who gives the best financial advice?

Franklin University has again been designated a Top Performer in Military Advanced Education's 2016 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from the fields of both education and the military. Selections were based on each institution's favorable policies toward the men and women serving in uniform.

Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for service members seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically relate to military life, including innovative programs, military educational policy, financial aid, and coursework that offers special opportunities for military personnel.

The Franklin University MBA has received the "Highest Degree of Internationalization" ranking by Poland's Home and Market Magazine. Rankings were based on reviews of highest position, education level, student development, and academic evaluation.

Universities large and small have felt the growing influence of a world market. Franklin University's Global Academic Programs are redefining the term "global" in terms of educational access, academic quality, and global sustainability. Designation of this ranking validates that a Franklin University education truly has global appeal.

G.I. Jobs magazine has named Franklin University to its 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has been named an Honorable Mention winner in the prestigious Institute of International Education's (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education (2014). Franklin's Honorable Mention designation recognizes the University's best practices within its international partnership with the Wroclaw School of Banking in Wroclaw, Poland.

Franklin's agreement with WSB offers the Franklin MBA program to Polish students in classes held on WSB’s modern campus in Wroclaw, Poland. Classes are taught in English by a combination of Columbus-based Franklin faculty traveling to Poland and European faculty from WSB and other institutions.  In addition, the agreement also provided for Franklin faculty to provide input to WSB counterparts in developing a Polish-language MBA program leading to a WSB degree.

Franklin University was ranked in the top 20 of the Online Education Database (OEDb) Online College Rankings. These rankings, produced by OEDb, a database of accredited online education programs, are based on data from eight metrics:

  • Acceptance Rate
  • Financial Aid
  • Graduation Rate
  • Peer Web Citations
  • Retention Rate
  • Scholarly Citations
  • Student-faculty Ratio
  • Years Accredited

Established in September 2006, OEDb: Online Education Database is an independent for-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to building a comprehensive database of the top accredited online colleges and the degree programs that they offer.

Franklin University’s MBA offering at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) in Poland recently ranked 8th in the 2013 Polish MBA program rankings provided by the Perspektywy Education Foundation. 

The Perspektywy Education Foundation, an independent and non-profit national organization based in Poland, was established to promote and support education.  The organization’s magazine, the ‘Perspektywy’, organizes and publishes national university rankings and the rankings of the best secondary schools in the country.  Respected for their level of credibility, the rankings are recognized as the most popular and reliable educational rankings in Poland.

For more information on the 2013 MBA program rankings from Perspektywy, visit http://www.perspektywy.pl/portal/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=916&catid=107&Itemid=244

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