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Why Franklin

Our Differences Help Us Serve You Better

We're different than most universities. Our uniqueness is rooted in 115 years of providing busy adults access to a high quality education.

Our single-minded focus has helped Franklin earn the #1 Online College in Ohio award and consistently rank as a top Military Friendly® School by G.I jobs®. Join the more than 45,000 Franklin alumni across the globe who are making a difference in their careers and communities. 

Built for Working Adults

As a pioneering educator for adult learners, our programs, flexible class schedules, and student-centered services let you earn your college degree while you work - and still have a life.

Adult-Centered Learning

Work, have a life, and earn a career-focused degree uniquely designed to meet the lifestyle demands of ambitious, working adults.

360-Degree Learning

Hands-on assignments, engaged faculty, collaborative peers, and you-centered resources provide 360-degree support, start-to-finish.

Flexible Online Programs

Our 100 percent online academic programs are appreciated by busy, working adults for their works-with-your-life-study-when-you-want convenience.

Our History

Since 1902 Franklin University is the place where ambitious adults learn, prepare, and achieve their college dreams and career goals.

Transfer Friendly

Save time and Money on your bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with Franklin's generous transfer credit policy.


Transfer up to 94 credit hours.


Transfer up to 12 credit hours for prior learning or professional certification. 


Transfer up to 24 hours of previously earned credit.

An Accredited University with Quality Degrees

As an accredited university invested in you, we offer a high-quality education taught by industry-savvy professionals using authentic tasks so you connect classroom theory to real-world practice. 

Regional Accreditation

As a regionally accredited school held to high and rigorous academic standards, you’ll know you’re getting a high-quality college education at Franklin. 

Theory to Practice

Put what you learn in the classroom today into practice on the job tomorrow.

Real-World, Industry Practitioners

Learn from faculty who are business professionals, industry leaders, and best practices leaders who share their years of experience with you.

The Learning Difference

Go beyond mere book learning with career-focused coursework, on-trend curriculum, practical advice, quality mentoring, and cutting-edge assignments.

Fast & Affordable Degree Programs

As a best value college, we honor the education and training you bring, including previous coursework, work experience, military training, and more, so you can keep the credit you've earned - and save time and money toward your degree.

Personal Student Support

We make earning your degree a little easier with a full complement of support services, each designed to give you what you need to help you start and finish successfully. 

Academic Advising

From exploring career options, to scheduling classes, to achieving your potential, we provide one-on-one support and personalized help from your first day of class through graduation day.

Learning Commons

We’ll help you succeed in your studies with a wide variety of tools, resources, and assistance, all designed to motivate, empower, and propel you to advance your learning and finish your degree.

Student Life

Find encouragement, support and opportunities for learning -- both inside and outside the classroom.

As a Nonprofit, We’re Invested in You

Choose a university built for students, not shareholders. From committed leadership, to career-focused academics, to 360-degree student support, we provide a learning experience that’s all about you. 

Why Nonprofit Matters

Because we’re a private, nonprofit institute of higher education, we’re free to invest in you, your college education, and your future rather than pleasing profit-focused shareholders and holding group entities.

Nonprofit vs For-Profit

At Franklin, you, your education, and your future always come first. In fact, everything we do is student-centered. But, because they’re bottom line-focused, for-profit universities must make turning a profit their number one priority.

Investing In The Future

We invest our time, energy, and budget into creating high-quality, in-demand academic programs, attracting and retaining stellar faculty and staff, enhancing relationships, building partnerships, engaging our communities, and expanding our accessibility and reach.

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How It Works

Our streamlined admission process makes getting started simple. You’ll also benefit from the assistance of a dedicated admissions advisor to guide you along the way.

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Why Franklin

A private, nonprofit institution committed exclusively to serving adult students for more than 115 years, Franklin meets the needs of working professionals. 

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