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 — and only the seventh in the nation—to admit 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.