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Franklin is an accredited university invested in one thing: You. We offer career-focused academic programs and a continually evolving and relevant curriculum, taught by industry-experienced faculty who help you apply classroom concepts to real-world situations.

Designed by Insiders

Gain in-demand skills with an industry-aligned curriculum.

Real-World Practitioners

Learn from faculty with in-the-field experience.

Regionally Accredited

We meet rigorous HLC academic standards.

Regional Accreditation

We meet established criteria for quality teaching, student-centered learning and innovative improvement from the HLC.


Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 800.621.7440 (

Specialized Accreditation

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

The Ross College of Business at Franklin University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, click here

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at Franklin University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

Franklin University’s B.S. Health Information Management (HIM) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2024. Franklin University received the designation for the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The School of Education at Franklin University holds probationary accreditation for its initial-level educator preparation programs through December 2021 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077. Probationary accreditation is granted for two years when an EPP does not meet one of the CAEP standards. The bachelor's degree and post-baccalaureate initial-level licensure programs listed below were included in the most-recent CAEP accreditation review.

Put Theory Into Practice

  • Start reaping your educational ROI with your first class.
  • Put what you learn in the classroom today into practice on the job tomorrow.
  • Enjoy more on-the-job successes with help from coursework designed for the business world.
  • Advance faster, thanks to degree programs that feature hands-on assignments, real-world scenarios and actual experience.

Learn from Real-World, Industry Practitioners

At Franklin, you’ll go well beyond the textbook. With practical advice, quality mentoring and insider insight on hiring and advancement, you’ll learn from extraordinary faculty willing to share their in-the-field experience.

Kent Holloway
Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement, Inc
Jeffrey Racz
AVP, Director of Administration, BroadStreet Partners
Dawn Sumners
Accounts Receivable Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
Michelle Geiman
HR Director, Charleys Philly Steaks/Bibibop Asian Grill
Richard Bash
Deputy Chief of Police, Columbus Division of Police
Sam Karimian
Technical Leader/VP, Global Technology, JP Morgan Chase
Joseph Cable
Vice-President, Supervisory Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Marian Jones
Vice President, Talent and Organizational Development, Wallick Communities
W. Andy Bouchane
Vice President Program Manager Commercial Banking, Huntington National Bank

The Franklin Learning Difference

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Academic & Industry Experts

Credentialed professionals with real-world experience design and teach our classes.

  • Benefit from the insight of industry leaders and the academic expertise of our faculty so that what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
  • Learn from teaching faculty whose professional expertise helps bring academic concepts and theories to life so you can immediately apply them in your career.
  • Discover the theory behind the practice as well as how to apply it in the real world from industry-experienced faculty (not graduate students or lifetime academics).

Relevant & Consistent Curriculum

Everything you learn is a result of your degree program’s content, not the class format.

  • Learn in-demand and on-trend skills in every course you take.
  • Root yourself in foundational concepts while also staying ahead of the curve with degree programs that combine core learning with cutting-edge assignments.
  • Earn the same high-quality degree whether you study online, on-site or both.

Hands-On Learning Experience

Learn theories and concepts, as well as how they apply to practical situations.

  • Participate in relevant and engaging learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos and group exercises.
  • Learn from an intuitively designed and logically taught curriculum so you’re more successful in the classroom -- and beyond.

Continuously Evolving Programs

Stay at the forefront of industry trends through consistent program reviews and updates.

  • Learn from relevant, regularly updated programs, as a result of continuous student feedback and ongoing faculty reviews.
  • Keep up with new trends, thanks to a structured review process that helps identify industry gaps and guide curriculum enhancements.
  • Benefit from improved student learning and teaching methods, informed by hard-data assessments.

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