Press Release

Franklin University Makes Decision to Stay Online for Fall Term


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (June 10, 2020)

Among continued uncertainty over the spread and predicted future of the COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin University will continue to deliver all courses in an online format through the fall 2020 academic term. This decision is being made now to accommodate students scheduling for the fall term and to provide students with the flexibility to better plan and manage the changing demands on their time.

Over the upcoming weeks, University officials will continue to closely follow the COVID-19 pandemic and health organization recommendations to supplement the comprehensive plan that has been developed to protect the well-being of the University community.  

As health officials predict the strong likelihood of intermittent periods of quarantine, experts anticipate that measures will need to be in implemented throughout the year to continue to mitigate the spread of the virus. By extending online delivery of curriculum, Franklin University avoids interruptions to on-campus classes for our students.

As an early adopter of online education, Franklin University is well positioned to continue to provide a vast network of online support and resources to help ensure students have access to the tools they need to successfully continue their studies. 

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About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site 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, 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, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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