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Franklin University Overview

Franklin University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Franklin University Known For?

1,133 Undergraduate Awards
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Franklin University.
  • In 2017-2018, 9% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Franklin University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,500 a year. That's about 19% more than their peers at other schools.

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Franklin University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Franklin University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Communication & Journalism Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Other Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Franklin University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best General Organizational Communication Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#3 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#20 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#68 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#89 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#218 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Franklin University?

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Contact details for Franklin University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-5399
Phone: 614-797-4700
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinU

How Do I Get Into Franklin University?

You can apply to Franklin University online at: https://apply.franklin.edu/

Franklin University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Franklin University?

77% Take Out Loans
7.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Franklin University, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $8,135 a year. That adds up to $32,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin University is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Franklin University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,204 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,008 undergraduate students at Franklin University, with 1,204 being full-time and 2,804 being part-time.

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There are also 1,918 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,204 full-time undergraduates at Franklin University, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Franklin University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 148
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 712
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Franklin University. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 50 countries are represented at Franklin University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Mexico, and Poland.

Online Learning at Franklin University

5,926 Took All Classes Online
5,926 Took At Least One Class Online
15.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 36 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Franklin University. In 2019-2020, 5,926 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Franklin University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Franklin University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Franklin University was $11,641 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Franklin University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Homeland Security #4 #4
Visual & Performing Arts #4 #4
Economics #4 #1
Insurance #4 #1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #4 #4
Marketing #7 #7
Computer Software & Applications #7 #7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #7 #4
Computer Science #7 #7
Other Education #13 #10
Computer & Information Sciences #15 #15
Design & Applied Arts #16 #16
Psychology #16 #13
Social Sciences #16 #16
Curriculum & Instruction #16 #13
Entrepreneurial Studies #16 #16
Health & Physical Education #18 #4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #19 #13
Accounting #19 #19
Human Resource Management #20 #20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #21 #7
Public Administration & Social Service #22 #22
Public Administration #22 #22
Information Technology #23 #20
Education #24 #27
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #28 #28
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #28 #19
General Social Sciences #31 #22
Management Information Systems #34 #31
Health & Medical Administrative Services #36 #33
Sociology #37 #19
Business Administration & Management #43 #40
Health Professions #46 #40
General Psychology #47 #20
Computer Information Systems #51 #42
Nursing #60 #54
Criminal Justice & Corrections #64 #58

Online Growth Rankings of Franklin University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Franklin University was 15.2%. This is the #721 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Franklin University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Franklin University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 16%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 31%
Entrepreneurial Studies 83%
General Psychology 60%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 16%
Information Technology 22%
Insurance 30%
Nursing 19%
Other Education 17%
Psychology 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Franklin University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Insurance #8
Other Homeland Security #20
Economics #32
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #34
Public Relations & Advertising #41
Computer Science #47
Other Education #48
General Social Sciences #51
Sociology #52
Health & Physical Education #68
Curriculum & Instruction #70
Design & Applied Arts #74
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #77
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #79
Public Administration #81
Management Information Systems #86
Computer Software & Applications #87
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #93
Finance & Financial Management #112
Visual & Performing Arts #130
General Psychology #132
Communication & Journalism #134
Entrepreneurial Studies #139
Marketing #147
Social Sciences #178
Human Resource Management #179
Public Administration & Social Service #180
Psychology #193
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #196
Information Technology #208
Nursing #223
Computer Information Systems #233
Health & Medical Administrative Services #344
Criminal Justice & Corrections #359
Accounting #374
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #450
Computer & Information Sciences #470

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Franklin University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 49 0 322 0 330 3 704
Accounting 2 0 165 0 19 0 186
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 61 0 62 4 127
Human Resource Management 0 0 73 0 34 0 107
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 31 0 63 0 94
Nursing 0 0 64 0 3 0 67
Finance & Financial Management 2 0 52 0 0 0 54
Marketing 0 0 30 0 22 0 52
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 44 0 0 0 0 44
Computer Science 3 0 22 0 12 0 37
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 20 3 13 0 36
Public Administration 0 0 5 0 28 0 33
Computer Information Systems 4 0 23 0 0 0 27
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 23 1 0 0 0 24
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 22 0 0 0 23
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 9 12 1 22
Information Technology 3 0 15 0 0 0 18
Other Homeland Security 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Insurance 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Management Information Systems 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Health & Physical Education 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Education 0 0 5 0 1 0 6
General Psychology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
Economics 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65 67 1,001 12 599 8 1,752

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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