Community College Partnerships

Increase Graduation Rates With 3+1 and Pathway Portal Partnerships

Help your students reach their education potential by becoming a Franklin University community college partner. Together, we’ll engage your students in start-to-finish, stay-in-the-community degree programs that begin with associate degree credits at your institution, followed by bachelor’s degree credits at ours.

Our partnerships, which include 3+1 transfer partnerships and the Pathway Portal $298 per credit hour tuition rate for eligible students, are designed to improve your retention rates, graduation outcomes, tuition revenue and more. Plus, your faculty and staff can take advantage of our free professional development opportunities, and exclusive tuition reduction program. 

Contact Us

Samantha Shear
Executive Director, Community College Alliance

Phone: 614.947.6051

Pathway Portal

Cutting-edge online tool facilitates seamless transfer.

Increase Grad Rates

2+2 and 3+1 programs support associate degree completion.

Faculty + Staff Discounts

Get up to 15% off tuition for eligible partners.

Pathway Portal + $298 Tuition=One of the Nation’s Best Transfer Options

A shared belief in the importance of degree completion has fueled Franklin’s 3+1 partnerships with community and technical colleges for more than 30 years. With the addition of the Pathway Portal, partner institutions are able to make transfer and articulation information more relevant for students by providing it in a way that is personalized, timely and actionable.

Developed collaboratively with Edison State Community College in 2021, the Pathway Portal is an innovative, user-friendly online tool that provides students with real-time information on how their associate degree credits apply toward each of Franklin’s bachelor’s programs to create a cost-effective and seamless transfer experience.

Beginning in fall 2023, all community colleges that partner with Franklin to offer the Pathway Portal will secure a $298 tuition rate for bachelor’s degree courses at Franklin for all students who:

  • Opt in to the Pathway Portal
  • Earn an associate degree from the partner community college
  • Apply through the Pathway Portal  

See How Efficient Transfer Can Be

The Pathway Portal provides real-time, personalized information on how completed associate degree courses apply toward a bachelor’s degree at Franklin University.

Pathway Portal Provides Greater Access for More Students

Working with our community and technical college partners, we're making bachelor's degrees more accessible than ever before by providing the most seamless and efficient transfer process for students.

Active Partner Schools State
Ashland Community and Technical College KY
Big Sandy Community and Technical College KY
Bluegrass Community and Technical College KY
Butler County Community College PA
Clark State Community College OH
Columbus State Community College OH
Eastern Gateway Community College OH
Edison State Community College OH
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College KY
Gateway Community and Technical College KY
Hazard Community and Technical College KY
Henderson Community College KY
Hopkinsville Community College KY
Jefferson Community and Technical College KY
Lorain County Community College OH
Madisonville Community College KY
Marion Technical College OH
Maysville Community and Technical College KY
Owens Community College OH
Owensboro Community and Technical College KY
Rhodes State College OH
Sinclair Community College OH
Somerset Community College KY
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College KY
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College KY
Stark State College OH
Washington State Community College OH
West Kentucky Community and Technical College KY

Find Your School

How to Become a Franklin Partner

In just three simple steps, your institution could become part of the Franklin Partner network, too. 

1. Contact us to schedule an introductory meeting.
2. Get a Pathway Portal demonstration and learn how to get started.
3. Collaborate to promote the Pathway Portal and the $298 tuition rate to your students.

Get in touch with us today to get started:

Samantha Shear
Executive Director, Community College Alliance
Phone: 614.947.6051