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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?

1,232 Undergraduate Awards
$22,877 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Franklin University.
  • In 2017-2018, 9% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Franklin University with a bachelor's degree make about $48,500 a year. That's 19% more than those who graduate from 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.

Franklin University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#83 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 Value Other Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Insurance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree 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
#17 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#31 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates College Factual
#31 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#54 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#59 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#99 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Franklin University?

Location of Franklin University

Contact details for Franklin University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-5399
Phone: 614-797-4700
Website: www.franklin.edu
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?

$22,877 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Franklin University is $22,877. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Franklin University, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $5,857 a year. That adds up to $23,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin University is 8.2%. 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

1,490 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,261 undergraduate students at Franklin University, with 1,490 being full-time and 2,771 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Franklin University

There are also 1,770 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,490 full-time undergraduates at Franklin University, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Franklin University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Franklin University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 208
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 809
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 373

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

3,663 Took All Classes Online
4,061 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 32 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Franklin University. In 2017-2018, 4,061 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Franklin University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Franklin University was -0.1%. This is the #169 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
Business Administration & Management 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
Communication & Journalism 9%
Computer & Information Sciences 15%
Computer Information Systems 16%
Computer Science 11%
Computer Software & Applications 18%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 64%
Curriculum & Instruction 66%
Design & Applied Arts 6%
Education 80%
Entrepreneurial Studies 25%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 43%
Human Resource Management 4%
Information Technology 21%
Management Information Systems 9%
Marketing 6%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 75%
Other Homeland Security 12%
Public Administration 14%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Public Relations & Advertising 9%
Visual & Performing Arts 6%

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. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Franklin University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Insurance #1
Other Homeland Security #4
Public Relations & Advertising #9
Computer Science #10
General Social Sciences #12
Design & Applied Arts #13
Computer Software & Applications #15
Entrepreneurial Studies #15
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #16
Visual & Performing Arts #18
Curriculum & Instruction #18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #22
Economics #23
Management Information Systems #24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #29
Finance & Financial Management #29
Communication & Journalism #37
Public Administration #40
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #40
Nursing #49
Marketing #52
Computer Information Systems #52
Psychology #53
Social Sciences #54
Information Technology #58
Public Administration & Social Service #61
Human Resource Management #68
Accounting #72
Computer & Information Sciences #73
Criminal Justice & Corrections #78
Education #80
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #81
Health & Medical Administrative Services #83
Business Administration & Management #106
Health Professions #113
Business, Management & Marketing #115

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 35 0 351 0 380 2 768
Accounting 4 0 162 0 33 0 199
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 71 0 74 0 145
Human Resource Management 0 0 73 0 40 0 113
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 83 0 0 0 0 83
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 28 0 51 0 79
Marketing 0 0 38 0 27 0 65
Computer Information Systems 5 0 58 0 0 0 63
Finance & Financial Management 2 0 52 0 0 0 54
Nursing 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Computer Science 2 0 19 0 17 0 38
Public Administration 0 0 5 0 31 0 36
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 33 0 0 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 10 19 0 29
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 18 5 2 0 25
Other Homeland Security 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Health & Physical Education 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Information Technology 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Management Information Systems 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Insurance 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Education 0 0 3 0 2 0 5
Economics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
General Social Sciences 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 1 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
General Psychology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Sociology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General English Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
History 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 86 1,097 15 676 2 1,925

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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