Franklin University

For more than 115 years, Franklin University has been the place where adult learners can finish their degrees faster. From our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, to our convenient online classes, to locations throughout the Midwest, this is the place where working adults learn, prepare and achieve. 

Top reasons to study here

  • We're different than most universities. Our uniqueness is rooted in 115 years of providing busy adults access to a high quality education.
  • Join the more than 45,000 Franklin alumni across the globe who are making a difference in their careers and communities.
  • Our single-minded focus has helped Franklin earn the #1 Online College in Ohio award and consistently rank as a top Military Friendly School by G.I Jobs.



What began as a promise more than 115 years ago has become Franklin University’s single-minded mission: to make a college education possible for everyone. Today, we’re still giving hope to graduating high school seniors, working adults, military service members and international students from around the world.


In addition to the Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio, Franklin offers a number of programs, resources, and services at other regional locations. Community College students can also build on associate’s degree credits and complete a bachelor’s degree onsite, through our partnerships with area Community Colleges.


Franklin’s Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of our students and alumni in today’s changing workforce. Our goal is to help develop lifelong career management skills and integrate academic and career interests, as well as to connect students and alumni with employers and businesses interested in discovering great talent.


Housing services

Franklin University offers independent living in a friendly and diverse city. Our programs available to F-1 international students are offered at Franklin University's Main Campus, which is a non-residential campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Franklin students choose the best housing and transportation options for their individual preferences and budget. Our international students frequently choose to live in nearby apartments. 

Student Life

Campus life

Located on 128 acres in western Ohio, Franklin University's Urbana branch campus is within an hour's drive of Columbus and Dayton.

Sports facilities

RFU's fitness center is designed to help students and faculty reach their goals of physical wellness. Not only does the fitness center feature a variety of cardio machines, free weights and lifting equipment, there are numerous options available for everyone, from a punching bag and aerobic equipment to empty floor space for floor work. Two walls of the gym are covered with mirrors, and scales available for your use.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Franklin University Nursing Honor Society (FUNHS)
  • Franklin University Student Veteran's Alliance (FUSVA)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)


  • Franklin University and Urbana University, a Branch Campus of Franklin University, has received specialized accreditation for selected business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
  • Acrredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Columbus, Ohio, United States


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