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Franklin University Awarded 2017 Top Military Friendly College and Universities Designation

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2017

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, is proud to announce that is has been again named one of America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine.  Honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from the fields of both education and the military. Selections were based on each institution’s favorable policies toward the men and women serving in uniform.

The recognition is indicative of Franklin University’s commitment to helping military personnel meet their academic and professional goals.  Franklin University’s roots are in serving adult students, who — like soldier students — have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities. Since 1902, Franklin has been a pioneer in meeting the needs of busy professionals, most of whom work full time, raise families, and remain active in their communities while pursuing their education, be it an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s degree and now doctoral degrees.

Students with military experience bring a high degree of maturity, life experiences, diversity, leadership and worldliness to the classroom which serves to enhance the academic desired outcome. To meet the unique needs of the soldier student, Franklin offers no-cost textbooks, an exclusive tuition discount for military family members, maximized promotion points and military transfer credit, a Military Scholarship Program, free online tutoring assistance, and is a member of the College of the American Soldier Program and Service Member Opportunity College (SOC) member.

Franklin is proud that its commitment to serving the educational needs of military students across the globe has been endorsed through its repeated “Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities” recognition by Military Advanced Education and its “Military Friendly School" designation by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

About Military Advanced Education
Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for service members seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically relate to military life, including innovative programs, military educational policy, financial aid, and coursework that offers special opportunities for military personnel.

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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