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Franklin University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Franklin University? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Franklin University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Franklin University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Franklin University was awarded 190 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public relations.

Overall Quality

Franklin University was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Franklin University?

Acceptance Rate

Franklin University has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Franklin University admissions.

Franklin University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Franklin University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Franklin University is 7%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  7 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Franklin University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 9% rate at Franklin University is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  9 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 18% for first-time, full-time students at Franklin University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100

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Franklin University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,008 undergraduates at Franklin University with 1,204 being full-time and 2,804 being part-time.

How Much Does Franklin University Cost?

The overall average net price of Franklin University is $7,201. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Franklin University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,527 $2,159 $7,259 $10,365 $7,854

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Franklin University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do Franklin University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Franklin University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,859 in their early years. That's great news for Franklin University students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Franklin University make the most money.

Location of Franklin University

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Franklin University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Franklin University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Franklin University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-5399
Phone: 614-797-4700

Franklin University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Franklin University. Of these students, 1,144 received undergraduate degrees and 649 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 367 $47,825
Accounting 127 $47,252
Human Resource Management 78 $44,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 57 $41,982
Nursing 52 NA
Computer Information Systems 46 $55,444
Marketing 43 $40,871
Finance & Financial Management 41 $49,343
Criminal Justice & Corrections 36 $37,442
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30 $31,110

Learn more about the majors offered at Franklin University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Franklin University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 5,926 students took at least one online class at Franklin University. This is an increase from the 4,809 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,926 5,926
2018-2019 4,809 4,099
2017-2018 4,061 3,663
2016-2017 4,137 3,652
2015-2016 4,276 3,507

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Notes and References


*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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