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Franklin University Mission and Philosophy

Mission Statement

Franklin University: The University of Opportunity

Franklin University is a student-centered, nonprofit, independent institution.

Franklin University provides high quality, relevant education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world. 


Since 1902, Franklin University has been a pioneer in meeting the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities.

As a learner-centered institution of higher education, the four cornerstones of the educational philosophy are:

  • Ensuring academic quality
  • Providing access to educational opportunities
  • Adapting to the needs of students
  • Responding to changes in society, professions, and the business community  

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