Franklin University

Central Ohio's leading educator of working professionals

Established in 1902, Franklin University is Central Ohio’s leading educator of working professionals and the state’s second-largest provider of business-related degrees. A nonprofit and an innovator in online education, the University offers applied bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 20,000 Franklin alumni live and work in Columbus.

Franklin University joins forces with local leaders in business, government and education to ensure that Franklin’s curriculum is aligned to meet the specific needs of Central Ohio. Every academic program is informed by a panel of professionals. More than 300 organizational leaders volunteer their services as members of the University’s Academic Advisory Boards.

A strategic partner in building a stronger workforce, the University provides partner organizations access to a complete portfolio of educational options through its FranklinWORKS initiative. These scalable resources, designed and delivered by a university that specializes in educating ambitious adults, enable partners to recruit, train and retain the talent vital to moving their organizations – and our region forward.

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