Benefits of CCP

CCP Reduces Cost of Degree

The College Credit Plus (CCP) Program reduces the cost of a degree and makes college more accessible for many students. By offering students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn free college credit while also fulfilling high school graduation requirements, students can also reduce the time required to earn a degree and enter the workforce sooner.

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Course Completion Options

Franklin University, a leader in online education, results in more high-quality learning options for CCP students.

On Campus

CCP students can choose to take classes on-site at Franklin University’s Main Campus.


Online CCP courses through Franklin University provide ultimate flexibility around school and other commitments. 

High School

Students can also take CCP courses,taught by instructors with who meet Higher Learning Commission and Ohio Department of Higher Education requirements, at our partner high schools.

Tuition Discount for CCP Participants

Taking CCP courses through Franklin has many long-term advantages. However, when you choose to transfer your CCP coursework toward a Franklin bachelor’s degree, you’ll also get a 20% tuition discount and cut the cost of your degree even further. Qualify for the discount by successfully completing just one CCP course at Franklin. Plus, our seamless transfer process makes it easier to keep the momentum going so you’ll get to the finish line faster!

Compare the Savings

A college education is a major investment for students and families. If a bachelor’s degree is the end goal for your student, there are several options for earning the degree. However, your final cost can vary greatly based on which path you take.

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How CCP Works

Earn College Credit in High School

Take college-level courses online with Franklin University or at one of our partner high schools.

Transfer Credits To College

Choose a CCP pathway and transfer about 30 hours of coursework toward a bachelor’s or associate degree at Franklin University.

Courses & Admissions

Career-Focused Pathways

We’ve created academic pathways that put you on solid ground toward a number of in-demand careers. By completing the pathways, you’ll have acquired about 30 hours of credit that you can transfer toward a bachelor’s or associate degree at Franklin University.

Streamlined Admissions

Apply and get started quickly and easily. The process differs slightly depending on if we have a partnership with the high school you attend, however all students benefit from the help of a personal admissions advisor and our dedicated CCP team.

Quality Online Instruction

With more than 25 years of experience in online education, Franklin University has what you need to succeed. We put the needs of the learner first, with an engaging, intuitive online environment.


Franklin University CCP hosts a variety of events to support our partner schools, our CCP families and prospective students. Check out our upcoming events to see if there’s something that interests you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Department of Higher Education FAQs

The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides College Credit Plus frequently asked questions for students, parents and administrators. 

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