People of INTEGRITY who exhibit
Commitment to INCLUSIVITY that honors
Culture of INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY that promotes
Drive for INNOVATION and CREATIVITY that encourages
Spirit of COMMUNITY that fosters
History: Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a liberal arts college in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis. Our small class size allows students to thrive through personal interactions and individual mentorship. In addition, our liberal arts and sciences curriculum offers transformative opportunities that translate into empowered perspectives and real-world jobs. Our professors, faculty-advocates, challenge students to stretch beyond easy answers and become leaders in their fields. At the end of the day, we are self-motivated lifelong learners who relentlessly pursue the best in ourselves and in our community. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.
President: Thomas J. Minar, 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 1,023 full-time enrolled students representing 17 states and 10 countries. Franklin has maintained a student body that is 49% male and 51% female.
Entering Class: Franklin College welcomed 272 students in the fall of 2018. The middle 50 percent range score for students who took the ACT was between 19 and 25 and the middle 50 percent range score for students who took the SAT was between 1350 and 1620. 33% of the students were in the top 20% of their high school graduation class. 50% of our first-year class completed an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. Of our freshmen, 12% identify as multicultural/international students.
Full Board Plans: $3,837
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance, including federal grants, are offered. In 2015, we awarded over $29.1 million in financial aid to our students.
Academics: Franklin College offers a bachelor’s degree in 50+ majors in 24 academic disciplines. The college also offers eleven pre-professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 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 Ph.Ds.
Organizations: Franklin College offers over 50 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 43% of our 1,023 students participate in our 21 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
Graduate Outcomes: In a survey of 194/196 class of 2016 graduates six months post-commencement, 95% of students were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating: 71% of graduates were already employed full-time, 18% were in graduate school, 4% were in part-time employment, 2% were pursuing other interests and 5% were still seeking employment.
Student Outcomes: Franklin College regularly tracks and reviews student retention, graduation and demographics statistics. Student Outcomes and Demographics (PDF)