The Franklin Experience

Our Differences Help Us Serve You Better

We're different than most universities. Our uniqueness is rooted in 120 years of providing busy adults access to a high-quality education.

Our single-minded focus has helped Franklin become Ohio’s #1 adult-focused university, as well as the state’s top nonprofit university for online degrees. The University has been ranked as a top Military Friendly® School by G.I Jobs® for over a decade and currently is designated as a Gold-Level honoree.

Join the more than 50,000 Franklin alumni across the globe who are making a difference in their careers and communities.

Built for Working Adults

Adult-Centered Learning

Work, have a life, and earn a career-focused degree uniquely designed to meet the lifestyle demands of ambitious, working adults.

360-Degree Learning

Hands-on assignments, engaged faculty, collaborative peers, and you-centered resources provide 360-degree support, start-to-finish.

Flexible Online Programs

Our 100 percent online academic programs are appreciated by busy, working adults for their works-with-your-life-study-when-you-want convenience.

Our History

Since 1902 Franklin University is the place where ambitious adults learn, prepare, and achieve their college dreams and career goals.

As a pioneering educator for adult learners, our programs, flexible class schedules, and student-centered services let you earn your college degree while while you work -- and still have a life. 

Transfer Friendly

Save time and money on your bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with Franklin’s generous transfer credit policy.

An Accredited University with Quality Degrees

Institutional Accreditation

As an institutionally accredited school held to high and rigorous academic standards, you’ll know you’re getting a high-quality college education at Franklin. 

Theory to Practice

Put what you learn in the classroom today into practice on the job tomorrow.

Real-World, Industry Practitioners

Learn from faculty who are business professionals, industry leaders, and best practices leaders who share their years of experience with you.

The Learning Difference

Go beyond mere book learning with career-focused coursework, on-trend curriculum, practical advice, quality mentoring, and cutting-edge assignments.

As an accredited university invested in you, we offer a high-quality education taught by industry-savvy professionals using authentic tasks so you connect classroom theory to real-world practice.

Fast & Affordable Degree Programs

As a best value college, we honor the education and training you bring, including previous coursework, work experience, military training, and more, so you can keep the credit you’ve earned -- and save time and money toward your degree.

Personalized Student Support

We make earning your degree a little easier with a full complement of support services, each designed to give you what you need to help you start strong and finish successfully.

Academic Advising

From exploring career options, to scheduling classes, to achieving your potential, we provide one-on-one support and personalized help from your first day of class through graduation day.

Learning Commons

We’ll help you succeed in your studies with a wide variety of tools, resources, and assistance, all designed to motivate, empower, and propel you to advance your learning and finish your degree.

Student Life

Find encouragement, support and opportunities for learning -- both inside and outside the classroom.

Career Development

Earning your degree is a critical step to reaching your career goals -- but it doesn’t stop there. That’s why we offer a wide variety of free career development resources to help you land your first (or next) dream job.

Résumé Services

Interview Prep

Career Coaching

Job Fairs

Job Boards


Valued by Employers

Pick a university that employers both recognize and respect: Franklin University. Our graduates are working and advancing their careers at a wide variety of organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to regional powerhouses all around the world. Find out why our reach and reputation matter to you.

As a Nonprofit, We’re Invested in You

Choose a university built for students, not shareholders. From committed leadership, to career-focused academics, to 360-degree student support, we provide a learning experience that’s all about you. 

Why Nonprofit Matters

Because we’re a private, nonprofit institute of higher education, we’re free to invest in you, your college education, and your future rather than pleasing profit-focused shareholders and holding group entities.

Nonprofit vs For-Profit

At Franklin, you, your education, and your future always come first. In fact, everything we do is student-centered. But, because they’re bottom line-focused, for-profit universities must make turning a profit their number one priority.

Investing In The Future

We invest our time, energy, and budget into creating high-quality, in-demand academic programs, attracting and retaining stellar faculty and staff, enhancing relationships, building partnerships, engaging our communities, and expanding our accessibility and reach.

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