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Franklin University: Narrative Description


201 South Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215-5399
Tel: (614)797-4700; 877-341-6300
Fax: (614)224-8027
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1902. Setting: 14-acre urban campus. Endowment: $27.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2171 per student. Total enrollment: 6,823. Faculty: 599 (36 full-time, 563 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 262 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,979 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,841 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 65 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 78% 25 or older, 39% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; health professions and related sciences; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Higher Education Council of Columbus. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students. Option: deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6990 full-time, $233 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, International Student Association, Human Resources Society, Accounting Association. Major annual events: New Student Orientation, Awards/Scholarship Reception, Opening Week Activities. Campus security: security personnel during operating hours. College housing not available. Franklin University Library with 27,547 books, 15,290 serials, 246 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $619,000. 341 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Ohio State University - Columbus Campus.

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