About FC

Academic quality with a foundation of ethical leadership

Since it was founded in 1834, Franklin College has been a leader in liberal arts education.  In 1842, Franklin became the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, and thatRelentlessly READY. spirit of inclusiveness still characterizes the college today.

Over the past 175 years, Franklin College has remained dedicated to the educational ideals of our namesake — a broad liberal arts curriculum, hands-on learning experiences, and a commitment to ethical leadership at home and abroad.

A small community with big opportunities

With a tight-knit student body of 1,023 students and a highly involved faculty, Franklin College offers a wealth of opportunities you might not expect from a small school.  With 55 majors in 24 academic disciplines to choose from — plus a location convenient to the businesses and organizations in Indianapolis — Franklin College gives you the chance to excel.

  • You receive exceptional guidance and individual mentoring toward securing internships and post-graduation job placement.
  • A strong student focus prepares Franklin graduates for challenging and fulfilling lives and careers.
  • Our scenic, wooded campus located just 20 minutes south of Indianapolis offers the perfect setting for a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution.

If you’re interested in attending college in a supportive community of engaged scholars, contact us to learn more or to set up a personal visit to Franklin College.


  • Victoria Simmons '23

    When I was making my college choice, I fell in love with the small size of Franklin College. I knew it would give me the opportunity to have my voice heard and receive all the things I wanted education-wise. Franklin College has prepared me for life outside of college because I have input on who I can be here. Whether it’s a leader in athletics, a voice in the classroom or a role in Greek life, I feel like I can make a good reputation for myself and become a better person because of it.” - Victoria Simmons '23

  • Amari Thompson

    Franklin has changed me because I have had opportunities here that I wouldn’t have had anywhere else. I am happy to say that as a junior, I’ve already completed four internships.” - Amari Thompson '21