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Earn a High-Quality Degree from an Accredited University

You’re investing a lot in your college education, so make sure it’s of the highest quality. How? Accreditation. Whether you’ve thought about accreditation or not, it matters. Accreditation helps ensure that universities and degree programs (including online programs) are held to rigorous academic standards set by state and regional governing bodies.


Copies of the University’s accreditation, licensure or other approval documents may be obtained by submitting a written request to Danielle Buckius, Executive Director of AIE. Any questions regarding accreditation, licensure, or approvals should also be directed to the Executive Director of AIE. The agencies that accredit, license or approve the University may also be contacted for information regarding the University’s accreditation and approvals.

HLC Request for Third-Party Comments

Franklin University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit April 30-May 1, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Franklin University has been accredited by the HLC since 1976. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:

Public Comment on Franklin University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by April 1, 2018.

Authorization & Academic Approval By State

As an accredited online University, Franklin offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory. Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding distance learning. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Franklin University makes every effort to maintain compliance. As a condition of Franklin University’s authority to offer its programs to state residents, several postsecondary education agencies require the publication of certain consumer information. 

Types of Accreditation

Learn more about the different types of accreditation and why they're important.