Franklin College

Franklin College

Franklin College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college situated in Franklin, Indiana. The college was founded in 1834. Franklin College is located on a sprawling 187-acre campus. The college offers a number of undergraduate majors and degrees in arts, business, education, engineering, health sciences, social studies and sciences.

Franklin College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The college also participates in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of Franklin College are nicknamed as Grizzlies. The teams participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, football, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, softball and cheerleading. Financial aid is provided to eligible students at Franklin College.

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Contacting Franklin

Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin , IN 46131-2623
General Phone: (317) 738-8000

Franklin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching44elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, French language teaching, Spanish teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts38American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, economics, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management18business, accounting
Science14biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10recreation and leisure studies, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Franklin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17131

Franklin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Franklin had a total enrollment of 1,130 students (1,043 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 40%
20-21 38%
22-24 15%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Franklin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 47 %

Franklin Room and Board (2007)

Franklin offers campus housing for 689 of its 1,043 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Franklin, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Franklin Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450540
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing430533
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Franklin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,445
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,445
Room and board $ 6,640
Room charge $ 3,940
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,700
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Franklin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 179800)

Franklin Faculty

Franklin has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$73,1005$72,800
Associate professoracademic year10$58,3008$60,013
Assistant professoracademic year12$49,37512$46,750
Lectureracademic year0*3$28,333
All faculty totalacademic year41$62,54628$53,218

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Franklin Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Franklin Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Has ROTC (army)
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