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Franklin University and Columbus State Community College Announce EXACTTrack

Columbus, OH (September 21, 2015)

Franklin University and Columbus State Community College are pleased to announce the expansion of the long-standing relationship between the two institutions by introducing the new EXACTTrack business cohort program. With EXACTTrack, students save time and money by earning a bachelor’s degree in less than four years.

The new EXACTTrack business program leverages Franklin University’s innovative and effective curriculum development approach to provide Columbus State students with the ability to balance their education with other commitments.

The joint program takes the guesswork out of scheduling with pre-determined courses and a predictable class schedule, allowing students to take classes one evening per week at the Columbus State Delaware Campus and online. In addition to free books, students will also benefit from seamless admission, credit transfer, financial aid and transcripting. The EXACTTrack business program also provides the benefit of a set tuition rate for the duration of the student’s course of study.

Columbus State graduates can quickly build on their A.A.S. in Business Management and earn a B.S. Business Administration through four additional terms of 6 and 8-week courses through the EXACTTrack cohort program.

The Franklin University B.S. Business Administration will also remain available in a 3+1 format to students who want more flexibility in their course schedule and class location options. Built upon the same transfer-friendly policies of the cohort program, Columbus State graduates who opt for the 3+1 option realize tuition savings by taking additional coursework at the community college rate while also completing bachelor’s degree coursework at Franklin.

Students will benefit from this program in several ways. The EXACTTrack format uses cohort groups based on graduate business education programs. Cohorts rely on team building and interaction. Using them in an undergraduate program is somewhat unique and will provide students with similarities of what they’ll experience in the real-world.

For more information on the EXACTTrack program, visit:

About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of its community for a half century.  The college has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963 to roughly 24,000 students today.

Columbus State’s Career and Technical Programs Division offers two-year degree programs in more than 55 areas of business, health, public service, human service and engineering technologies. Students can also take the first two years of a bachelor’s degree through the college’s Arts and Sciences Division, and then transfer to a four-year institution. 

In all, there are more than 200 associate degree and certificate programs available. Columbus State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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