Franklin University

Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is a private university located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Other than the main campus located downtown, Franklin also offers programs at three suburban campuses, located in Dublin, Delaware and Westerville.

Franklin enrolls more than 10,000 students annually. Every year, more than 270 international students representing more than 60 different countries call Franklin their educational home. The university offers bachelors and masters degree programs in various fields of study. It also provides online classes.

More than 245 community colleges across the United States have partnered with Franklin University to help their graduates in completing their bachelor's degrees online.

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Franklin University
201 S Grant Ave
Columbus , OH 43215-5399
General Phone: (614) 797-4700

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Franklin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,318business, business management, operations management, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, finance, human resources, ...
Computer Science and Engineering164information technology, computer science, web design
Medical Administration72health care administration, medical records tech
Media54organizational communications, communication and journalism

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,15918
Master's degree3573
Associate's degree926

Franklin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Franklin had a total enrollment of 7,559 students (6,073 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 20%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 1%
20-21 4%
22-24 13%
25-29 25%
30-34 20%
35-39 16%
40-49 17%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

New York1%
North Carolina1%

Franklin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 33 %
Part-Time 98 %

Franklin Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Franklin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,400
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Franklin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 304600)

Franklin Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3417

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year29$86,66911$71,263
Associate professorcalendar year5$71,4786$80,630
All faculty totalcalendar year34$84,43517$74,569

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

Franklin Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

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What Sets Franklin Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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