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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 the Office of Accreditation & Authorization. Any questions regarding accreditation, licensure, or approvals should also be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Accreditation & Authorization. The agencies that accredit, license or approve the University may also be contacted for information regarding the University’s accreditation and approvals.

Licensure Disclaimer

Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state.  Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state in order to be eligible for a license.  Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.  If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.

Profession National Licensing Body
Accounting  National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Health Information Management  Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Nursing National Council of State Boards of Nursing

For more information on Franklin University’s academic programs that may lead to professional licensure, including state licensure board contact information, please visit Franklin University’s Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage.

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.

Request for Third Party Comments

The College of Education at Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 14-16, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP 1140 19th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to:

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that: * In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.

* A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

* Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.