- Accepts applications year-round and processes applications within 48 hours.
- Nearly 45,000-member alumni network.
- More than 25 campus locations throughout the Midwest.
Franklin University, founded over 115 years ago as a school of commerce associated with the YMCA, continuously added various bachelor's programs, master's programs, and online courses over time. The school introduced its first online class in 1998 and currently offers numerous web-based courses and programs. Students can complete any of Franklin's programs online, and the university offers more web-based options than on-site programs. Online learners can select from a variety of associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates.
Franklin University's Accreditation, Tuition, and Admission Info
Accreditation and Approvals
Franklin is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university's business programs hold accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits Franklin's bachelor of science (BS) and master of science in nursing programs. The BS in health information management maintains accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
- Undergraduate: $526 per credit hour
- Graduate: $670 per credit hour
- Doctoral: $748 per credit hour
Undergraduate applicants must submit high school or college transcripts. Franklin requires some applicants, especially those without prior college credits, to take placement exams in English, writing, and mathematics. Prospective students can earn credits through placement tests, work experience, and training.
Graduate applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Each candidate must also hold at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants without a 2.75 GPA may need to submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores. The school also considers graduate applicants' work experience and professional references.
- Percentage of undergraduates enrolled exclusively online: 79%
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Percentage of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving any financial aid: 58%
- Date founded: 1902
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 20%
- Required Standardized Test(s): GMAT or GRE for graduate programs
- Public/Private: Private nonprofit
- Acceptance Rate: Open admission policy
- Graduation Rate: 9.1%
- Address: 201 S Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
- Phone Number: (614) 797-4700
- Social Media: Facebook; Twitter; Instagram
Online Degrees Offered
Franklin's online offerings comprise:
- Eight associate degrees
- 36 bachelor's degrees
- 12 master's degrees
- Four doctoral degrees
- Two undergraduate certificates
- Three graduate certificates