Fact Sheet | Franklin University

Franklin University Fact Sheet

Serving a diverse student body

  • Nearly 10,000 students enroll at Franklin annually
  • Our students range in age from the late teens to mid-70s, and the average student’s age is in the early-30s
  • The average class size is 15
  • International students representing more than 70 different countries call Franklin their educational home each year

Eliminating barriers to earning a college education

  • Our Academic Advisors walk you through your college career from application to graduation
  • Open undergraduate admissions and multiple start dates throughout the year make the decision to prepare for your future easy
  • With highly competitive tuition rates, Franklin helps you invest in your future by keeping your education affordable
  • The majority of Franklin students receive some type of financial assistance including grants, loans, scholarships, or our deferred payment option

  • More than 90% of our students have transferred credits to Franklin from other schools
  • We offer a wide variety of Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Programs
  • By operating as an independent, nonprofit institution, we can embrace change and advance the scope and quality of the education we offer to students near and far

Convenient and student friendly

  • All our programs can be completed online
  • According to a recent student survey, 95% of Franklin students say the service provided by our Academic Advisors meets or exceeds their expectations
  • The majority of our students work full time while attending Franklin
  • Courses are offered at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio and at locations in Delaware, Ohio, Dublin, Ohio and Beavercreek, Ohio, as well as through co-locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Wisconsin, in addition to online. The University also holds classes on the campuses of ten of our community college partners. For a complete list of all Franklin locations, click here.
  • Most classes meet at night to fit busy work schedules
  • Students have the option of taking classes in 3-, 6-, 12-, and 15-week formats
  • Students enjoy free parking at each of our locations

Recognized for excellence and innovation

  • Franklin is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Franklin’s business programs are accredited by the International Association of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Franklin's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Franklin is regulated by The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
  • More than 250 community colleges partner with Franklin University to assist their graduates in completing their bachelor’s degrees online
  • Franklin adjunct instructors practice what they teach and stay current with business and industry trends
  • Franklin’s distance MBA, M.S. in Accounting, and M.S. in Computer Science were awarded a Best Value in Regionally Accredited Online MBAs by GetEducated.com as part of its business school rankings
  • G.I. Jobs magazine has named Franklin University to its 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15% of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students
  • Franklin University has been named one of America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine

Extending our reach

  • The University’s MBA Program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia 
  • Franklin’s Center for Professional Training & Development offers quality programs and professional certificates that provide a competitive edge in today’s workforce
  • The Franklin Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of Franklin students and alumni in today’s changing workforce


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