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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.

52 Undergraduate Degrees
2 Graduate Degrees

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Franklin University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Franklin University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Franklin University?

You can apply to Franklin University online at:

Since Franklin University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Franklin University?

77% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Franklin University, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $8,135 a year. That adds up to $32,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin University is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Franklin University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,204 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,008 undergraduate students at Franklin University, with 1,204 being full-time and 2,804 being part-time.


There are also 1,918 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,204 full-time undergraduates at Franklin University, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 148
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 712
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

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

5,926 Took All Classes Online
5,926 Took At Least One Class Online
15.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,926 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.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Franklin University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Franklin University was $9,577 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Franklin University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Registered Nursing #52 #46
Nursing #60 #54

Online Growth Rankings of Franklin University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Franklin University was 15.2%. This is the #481 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Franklin University regardless of major.

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #158
Nursing #223

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 52 2 54
TOTAL 52 2 54


*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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