Urbana University Now a Branch Campus of Franklin University

Franklin University is pleased to announce the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), has granted approval for its change of status to bring Urbana University under Franklin’s accreditation as a “branch campus,” effective August 1, 2017.

Franklin University acquired Urbana University’s assets in April of 2014.  As an element of moving under Franklin’s accreditation, Urbana’s current accredited (probation) status no longer applies, positioning the University to move forward with growth strategies that leverage existing academic strengths, as well as offer new academic programs and athletics that align with the interests, needs and workforce skills necessary for economic prosperity.

While the Urbana University name will be maintained, it will now add either the descriptor “a branch campus of Franklin University,” or “a division of Franklin University” after its name on official documentation as the preferred approaches. 

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