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Forging Ahead, Together

Success doesn’t come easy; it comes through preparation. And in today’s global economy, the more prepared you are, the more reach your success can have -- for you, and for the world.

Like you, Franklin wants to make an impact. That’s why we’ve carefully tended to all the details behind your education. From our mission and values, to our educational philosophy, to safety and security, to accreditation, every detail is designed and executed to put you and your success first.

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Discover how being an accredited university helps ensure the quality of your Franklin University college education.

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Our Mission & Values

Discover how Franklin’s mission, vision and values make us a college of accessibility and opportunity for everyone, and how they help us remain a university focused on your success.

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The Four Cornerstones

Learn the four tenets behind Franklin University’s student-centered educational philosophy.

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Our History

Discover how Franklin evolved from the Columbus YMCA more than 115 years ago to becoming an university known for helping busy working adults around the world finish their college degrees.

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Consumer Information

Get access to important information about Franklin and our commitment to your success with links, resources and downloads on topics ranging from the institution to financial aid to student outcomes.

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Safety & Security

Find out how Franklin University promotes student, staff and visitor safety and security at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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Learn more about our online bookstore, where you can buy or rent textbooks, and purchase Franklin apparel, gifts and merchandise.

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Find out why assessing your learning outcomes helps keep Franklin University’s degree programs current and relevant.

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Map & Directions

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