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Franklin University Announces NC-SARA Approval

Columbus, OH (October 7, 2015)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to announce that as of Sept. 3, 2015, Franklin University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE, formally OBR) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states, currently 29 with more joining all the time. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. 

The benefits to students residing in SARA states are immediate. All students living in SARA states can now access all of Franklin’s online programs. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit

As a private, nonprofit institution serving the needs of adult students, Franklin University was an early adopter of online learning, understanding the importance online access provided to students with the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities. As an expert in the field, Franklin understands that the value of online learning goes beyond mere convenience. Online learning at Franklin University not only features the latest technology, making it more conducive to many individual learning styles, but also provides access to classes and grades, as well as the library, the bookstore, and student services through Franklin’s unique online learning portal, (to see a Franklin online course:

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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