Press Release

Franklin University Ranked #1 Online School in Ohio

Columbus, OH (August 17, 2016)

Franklin University is proud to announce its ranking as the number one online school in Ohio, as ranked by, furthering the University’s reputation as an innovator and expert in online learning.

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.

Franklin University understands it is this same growth that now provides today’s working professionals with an overwhelming number of online schools to choose from, so finding a credible school, with a long-standing history, known and trusted by employers is of paramount importance.

It is Franklin’s understanding of the needs of today’s professional students and appreciation for the myriad of factors it takes to juggle career, family and an education that has caused the University to place technology as a key foundation in providing access to students seeking an adult-focused education.

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.

About Rankings
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.

Don’t know what to expect in an online class? 
Learn more about the academic experience at Franklin University. To meet the needs of busy adult students, Franklin has transformed the traditional classroom learning experience into an engaging and supportive online learning environment. A pioneer among accredited online universities in Ohio, Franklin provides high-quality academic programs to help you meet your career goals.

Online Course Demo
Earning your degree online isn't hard - it's smart. Get an overview of the online learning tools available to students in our course demo. Many of Franklin's degree programs are available 100 percent online, so all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Experience a sample class for yourself:

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About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

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, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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