Accreditation and Consumer Information

Franklin College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is Franklin College’s regional accreditation entity. The HLC’s complaint process is designed to identify substantive problems with an institution’s ability to meet the Criteria for Accreditation. Find additional information regarding the HLC’s policy on complaints or to file a complaint

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440
http://www.ncahlc.org/

Franklin College Action Letter

Franklin College is authorized by name by the State of Indiana.

The Commission for Higher Education (CHE) is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in Indiana. For additional information regarding the Commission’s formal complaint process, please feel free to contact the Commission via complaints@che.in.gov.

Student Outcomes and Demographics (PDF)

Consumer Information and Required Disclosures
Academic and General Institutional Information

Academic Programs and Faculty

Franklin College offers 50 majors and 42 minors. For information on these programs, faculty, and student academic experiences follow this link:  https://www.franklincollege.edu/academics/majors/

Instructional Facilities

The Franklin College campus spans 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. The campus contains 29 buildings, 10 of which are dedicated to instruction and academic support and house academic departments. Additionally, instruction is provided at our Graduate Health Sciences Center just three miles from campus at 2087 Acorn Blvd. See our campus map (PDF)

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Franklin College is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be provided to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to academic programs and other college-sponsored activities. More details on these supports can be found here (PDF).

For more information contact the Academic Resource Center, ARC@FranklinCollege.edu or 317.738.8286.

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
800.621.7440
http://www.hlcommission.org/

Program Accreditors

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. The MS in Physician Assistant Studies Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

Privacy of Student Records and Information

Franklin College informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, (FERPA), as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.

Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Questions concerning The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Academic Records Office in Old Main. Requests to inspect educational records, amend educational records, and withhold directory information must be made in writing to the Academic Records Office. Forms to do so can be obtained from the Academic Records Office.

More detail on the college’s FERPA policy can be found in the academic catalog.

Transfer Credit Policies

Franklin College will accept undergraduate transfer course work, credits by examination, and other non-traditional credits presuming the following:

  • Transfer courses were completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • The coursework is substantively equivalent to Franklin College coursework
  • Proper, timely documentation is provided in the form of official transcripts, test scores, or the equivalent
  • The grade awarded is equivalent to C- (1.67 on 4.00 scale) or above, or test score is equivalent to the requirement as outlined in the College Catalog
  • Students must complete at least 48 credit hours at Franklin College to be awarded a degree.
  • Franklin College may award a maximum of 16 credit hours for documented armed forces credit.
  • Franklin College may award a maximum of 16 credit hours for documented nontraditional training or courses.

Those students participating in an articulation agreement with Franklin College should refer to the guidelines of the specific agreement regarding transferability of credit hours and course equivalencies.

For complete guidelines regarding transfer work, please consult the Academic Records Office at registrar@FranklinCollege.edu or 317-738-8018.

Computer Use and File-Sharing Policies

Franklin College prohibits the actual or attempted violation of computer security or tampering with computer software or equipment, any breaching or sharing of college information, or any violation of the published campus computing guidelines. Those guidelines can be request via email at service@FranklinCollege.edu or found at:  https://myfc.franklincollege.edu/departments/ITS/ITS%20Policies/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Copyright Infringement – Policy and Sanctions

Franklin College’s Copyright and Intellectual Property guide (http://franklincollege.libguides.com/copyright) is intended to help Franklin College faculty, staff, and students interested in the proper and legal use of copyrighted material. It covers the “Fair Use” provision of copyright law and provides guidelines for determining the copyright status of a resource. This guide also presents best practices for making reserve material available and information on acquiring copyright permissions for books, music, and movies.

Franklin College Copyright Policy: http://franklincollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=319280&p=2134066 This is a direct link to a guide on the overall policy and sanctions.

Franklin College Copyright Plan: http://franklincollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=319280&p=2134138 This section relates to efforts by ITS to combat unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.

For more information contact the Library Director at library@FranklinCollege.edu or by phone at 317.738.8160.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Please visit Franklin College’s financial aid web page for details on sources of financial support that can make college more affordable. For information on how to apply for financial aid: https://franklincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

For assistance in obtaining institutional or financial information, please contact the Financial Aid Office by phone (317.738.8075) or email at: finaid@FranklinCollege.edu.

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Franklin College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. The financial aid code of conduct can found at:  https://www.franklincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-code-conduct/

Student Financial Assistance

Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Aid

There is a variety of sources of financial assistance for students that can make college more affordable. Franklin College provides information about types of financial aid in the college course catalog which can be found in the academic catalog (PDF).

Additionally, the financial aid department provides an overview and application information on various types of assistance at the following locations on its website:

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from federal financial aid programs. More details on the penalties for violating drug laws can be found in the Franklin College Financial Aid Code of Conduct at: https://franklincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-code-conduct/

Student Loan Information

If a student borrows a federal student loan and/or the parent of a student borrows a federal parent loan, Franklin College will submit loan information to the National Student Loan Data System which is accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, loan servicers, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Initial loan counseling:  Information about different types of loans and how to apply for them can be found at:  https://franklincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/types-financial-aid/applying-for-loans. Students can seek additional information to help them understand the terms of their loans by asking a staff member in the Financial Aid Department by phone 317.738.8075 or email at: finaid@FranklinCollege.edu

Exit counseling for borrowers: Upon exiting from the college, direct loan borrowers must complete Exit Counseling. For contact information regarding your direct loan lender, visit the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS).

Preferred Lender Lists & Arrangements

Franklin College does not maintain any preferred lender lists or arrangements.

Cost of Attendance

Information regarding the price of attending Franklin College can be found at: https://franklincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tuition-fees-2/

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help students estimate their financial aid options.  By entering accurate information into this tool the family will receive estimated financial aid information.  The calculator can be found on the college’s web page at:  https://franklincollege.edu/admissions/tuition-fees-2/

Textbook Information

For information on costs for textbooks and other course materials please visit: https://www.bkstr.com/franklinstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials.

Refund Policy & Requirements for Return of Federal Financial Aid

A student who officially withdraws from school may be entitled to full or partial reduction of charges for tuition, fees, housing and meal charges.  Students should refer to the student handbook for more information.

Student Outcomes & Demographics

  • The federal government and the Higher Learning Commission require that institutions make certain data publicly available. This includes information on the demographic profile of the institution’s student body and data on student persistence and graduation outcomes. This data can be found here.

Graduate Outcomes: Career and Graduate School Placement Information

Franklin College provides consumers critical information about the career and professional outcomes of its graduates at this link:  https://franklincollege.edu/student-life/career-services/fc-graduate-statistics/

College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics maintains an online data resource that consumers can use to compare and evaluate colleges and universities.  Statistical and other information about Franklin College is available on this website, too, at: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Teacher Preparation Program Report & Licensing Pass Rates

  • Information on the impact of the Franklin College Educator Preparation Program can be found on the State of Indiana’s website at: https://www.doe.in.gov/epps
  • The complete and current federal Title II on the Franklin College Educator Preparation Program can be found here (PDF).
  • Graduation and Placement Outcomes for the Educator Preparation Program can be found here (PDF)

Campus Health & Safety

Vaccination Policy

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. Franklin College strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our individual students and our campus community. Find more information on required immunizations

Drug & Alcohol Policies

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Franklin College prohibits the use of illegal drugs and the irresponsible use of alcohol on its premises. Additional information about the drug and alcohol policy can be found in the Student Handbook and on the Counseling Center page under the Student Life link.

Students with additional questions regarding this policy, treatment and prevention programs may contact the Vice President for Student Affairs at VPStudentAffairs@FranklinCollege.edu, 317.738.8080 or the Director of the Counseling Center at CounselingCenter@FranklinCollege.edu, 317.738.8555

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics & Crime Log

Franklin College is committed to providing students and employees with a safe environment in which to learn and work. The College maintains a public safety web page at https://www.franklincollege.edu/campus-resources/safety-security/. In compliance with all state and federal law, the institution produces an annual security report that contains campus safety and fire statistics and related policy details. The report can be located here (PDF).

The Franklin College Security Office maintains a daily crime log that lists, by date reported, all crimes reported to campus police. The log is updated daily as crimes are reported. The crime log is made available for public inspection during normal business hours. To review the Daily Crime Log, contact the Franklin College Security Office at 317.738.8888.

Residence Life

If a student has a concern relating to residence life should be Student Affairs staff by email at housing@FranklinCollege.edu or by phone at 317.738.8080.  Those concerns will be routed to the most appropriate staff member to be addressed.

Student Activities & Opportunities

Student Organizations & Activities

Guided by the spirit of the Franklin College mission and values, the Student Involvement Team serves students through engagement opportunities. Here is a list of the range of opportunities for students.

Voter Registration Information

For details on eligibility and voter registration process, visit the Indiana Voter Division of the Office of Secretary of State at https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm.

Athletics

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. Information about Equity in Athletics at Franklin College may be reviewed in the institution’s 2017 EADA Report found here: http://www.franklingrizzlies.com/general/2018-19/files/EADA_Report.pdf

Grievances

Franklin College student complaint policy information can be found here.