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  • Meet Andrea Underwood ’18
  • Meet Kerry Smith, Ph.D., professor of computing
  • Book Release Party for “Enter by the Narrow Gate” by Professor David Carlson – Nov. 1
  • Visiting Writers Series Continues with Journalists Tom and Kelly French – Nov. 3
  • Board of Trustees Approves Moving Forward on Science Center
  • Walter Robinson to lecture
  • You may be eligible for a $4000 out of state grant!


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    Franklin will challenge you in rigorous academic programs taught by high caliber professors who have a passion for teaching. With 50+ majors from 25 academic disciplines to choose from, you can customize an educational plan perfect for you. Franklin’s learning environment is engaging and personalized to align with your interests and goals. There are no teaching assistants at Franklin; with our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you can be certain that your professors will know more about you than just your name and will push you to reach your full potential. Franklin students consistently score in the top percentiles on national field tests in business, athletic training and psychology. Ninety-five percent of students in the class of 2015 were working full time or attending graduate school within six months of their graduation.

  • Get Real World Experience

    Historically, 95 percent of Franklin College graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of earning their bachelor’s degrees. With their combined liberal arts backgrounds and real-world experiences gained through engaged-learning programs and internships, Franklin students are highly desired candidates for jobs and graduate school programs across the nation. Franklin’s close proximity to Indianapolis opens the door to internship and career opportunities with approximately 45,000 businesses. Best of all, Franklin’s faculty and staff will help guide your professional development journey, preparing you to succeed on campus and well beyond. You will graduate with the confidence and skills to contribute meaningfully to the world and grow you career.

  • Individualized Attention

    You will collaborate with faculty and staff to create a customized educational experience designed to help you meet your career and/or graduate school goals. Every Franklin experience includes access to professional development programs, global education and travel opportunities, civic engagement initiatives, internships and undergraduate research projects. Leadership opportunities abound through campus clubs and organizations, athletic programs and local community partnerships. There is a strong chance that whatever you want to study, pursue or explore is offered at Franklin, and you will find the support to accomplish it. Students can count on receiving individualized attention that nurtures success.

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    Franklin College has been recognized nationally for its high quality education and lower net cost. In 2015, Franklin was ranked ninth in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Value category and 11th in the Best Regional Colleges category for the Midwest. In Money magazine’s list of the top 50 U.S. colleges and universities that add the most value to their degrees, Franklin ranked 44th and was the only Indiana school named to the list. Historically, 95 percent of Franklin students receive some form of financial assistance; all students are considered for a wide range of annual scholarships and grants. In 2015, Franklin processed approximately $29 million in student aid. Our alumni will tell you that a Franklin College education is an investment that produces a lifetime of valuable returns.

Boston Globe Editor-at-Large to Present Convocation Lecture

The third lecture of Franklin College’s 2016-17 Convocation Lecture Series, titled “Death of the Watchman?,” will feature Walter (Robby) V. Robinson at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in Spurlock Center Gymnasium. Robinson, editor-at-large for...
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Book Release Party for “Enter by the Narrow Gate” by Professor David Carlson

David Carlson, Franklin College professor of philosophy and religion, will host a book release party for Enter by the Narrow Gate, the first in a riveting new mystery/thriller series by the professor, from 8–9:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the...
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Professor’s Paintings Selected in International Art Competition

David Cunningham, assistant professor of studio art at Franklin College, has been selected as a finalist in the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon. Cunningham digitally submitted two paintings, “Lady Stardust,” and “My Sun...
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Private vs Public

In Indiana, private, nonprofit colleges graduate 58% of their students in four years, compared to only 28% for public institutions. Learn more about the FC difference.

How Much Will it Cost?

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I'm Admitted! Now What?

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About Franklin, Indiana

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Understanding Financial Aid

Navigating the world of financial aid can be intimidating. Our team of experts is here to help you find your way. Last year, 95% of our students received some type of aid.
  • Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution that fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership, and action for ever-changing professors and a globally-connected world.