Franklin College Facts
Mission: Franklin College prepares graduates, through the liberal arts, to think independently, to lead responsibly, and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities, and the world.
History: Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.
President: Dr. James "Jay" G. Moseley, Stanford '68, University of Chicago M.A and Ph.D
Location: The Franklin College campus spans 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. Because Franklin is close to Indianapolis, its residents enjoy easy access to the resources offered by a large city, but they can also enjoy the charm and small-town atmosphere of Franklin itself, which has a population of roughly 20,000.
Accreditation: Franklin College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Other Accreditation: The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Division of Professional Standards of the Indiana Department of Education and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Total Enrollment: There are approximately 1,000 full-time enrolled students representing 21 states and 8 countries. Franklin has maintained a student body that is 49% male and 51% female.
Entering Class: Franklin College welcomed 323 students in the fall of 2012. The middle 50 percent range score for students who took the ACT was between 20 and 25 and the middle 50 percent range score for students who took the SAT was between 1370 and 1660. 33% of the students were in the top 20% of their high school graduation class. 48% of our freshman class completed an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. 12.6% members of our freshman identify as multicultural/international students.
Room & Board: $8,475
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance, including federal grants, are offered. 97% of students at Franklin College receive some type of financial assistance. In 2012 we processed over $27 million in financial aid to our students.
Academics: Franklin College offers a bachelor's degree in 28 academic disciplines and 36 minors. The college also offers nine pre-professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. The average class size is 15. There are 74 full-time faculty members; 86.5% of the Franklin College faculty holds a terminal degree in their area and 52 hold PhDs.
Organizations: Franklin College offers over 60 social, educational and service oriented organizations including Greek life, Habitat for Humanity and Student Congress.
Athletics: Franklin is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Conference, and a Division III powerhouse in the NCAA. More than 35% of our students participate in our 18 varsity sports. The school’s mascot is the grizzly bear and the school’s colors are navy blue and old gold. For more information on athletics, please follow this link: www.franklingrizzlies.com
Outcomes: In a survey of 209/213 class of 2012 graduates six months post-commencement, 67% of graduates were already employed full-time, 18.2% were in graduate school, 6.7% were in part-time employment, 3.8% were pursuing other interests and 4.3% were still seeking employment.