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. For information about Franklin University's institutional and specialized accreditation, please click here.
Franklin University holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Franklin University's Certificate of Authorization includes programs offered at other off-site locations.
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
Phone: (614) 466-6000
Dates of Authorization: February 4, 2009 through December 31, 2028
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Franklin University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The University has been a participating member since September 14, 2015. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit https://nc-sara.org/
Franklin University offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory. Academic programs may not be approved in every state. Click on the State Authorization map link below to view the program you wish to complete. Students may be unable to continue their enrollment if they relocate to a state where their program of study is not approved. Please contact your academic advisor to verify program availability.
Federal and state regulations require Institutions of higher education to make a determination regarding the State in which a student is located. Franklin University's Student Location Determination Policy is available here. As noted under the State Authorization Map section above, some academic programs are unavailable in certain locations. If you are considering relocating, it is important that you contact your academic advisor in advance to verify program availability.
Professional Licensure Information
Professional designations such as "licensed," "registered," and "certified" are a type of formal acknowledgment of competence in a given occupation or profession and may or may not be required for employment in a given field. These designations are typically conveyed to a person by a regulatory body or professional association, and individuals must complete various requirements to become eligible to receive and maintain the designation. Eligibility for professional designations varies by occupation and location, and often involves more than successful degree completion (such as submitting an application, passing an examination, paying an entrance/application fee, or providing evidence of work experience). Some professional designations do not require degree completion to obtain.
Please see below for more information. Please note: Not all professional licensure programs are open for enrollment in every state, please see the State Authorization Map above for program availability.