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B.A. In Public Administration Designated Top Nine Affordable Online Degree Programs

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2016

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce its B.A. in Public Administration program has been ranked a Top Nine Affordable Online Public Administration degree programs by Best Value Schools.

Using practiced and time-proven expertise, Best Value School helps identify those schools that can provide the best overall value for an educational dollar, the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service for the student and the highest Return on Investment, in terms of what happens after graduation.

To help calculate this year’s 9 most affordable online colleges that offer degrees in Public Administration rankings, schools were assigned an approximate cost based on the average of their in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. Adding additional value, all of the online colleges in the ranking list are also fully accredited and high quality, making them truly a “best value” in distance education.

Franklin University’s Public Administration Degree Program is exclusively focused on preparing students to gain entry or advancement as an administrator, manager or leader in a government or nonprofit organization. Students acquire the skills needed to help organizations fulfill their missions. These skills include organizational leadership, fiscal administration, political advocacy, and program management.

Franklin's program teaches what many do not, including how to navigate the political system, implement policy and apply ethical management practices. The program offers a balanced yet comprehensive program, providing both a government and nonprofit perspective.

In addition to choosing from more than 30 different areas of specialization or designing a specialization, the Public Administration Degree Program provides students hands-on experience with projects and skills that can immediately be put into practice.


About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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