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
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Chicago, IL 60604
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance Education Students
Distance education students residing in other states may contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education concerning complaints after having completed the institution’s student complaint process.
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/
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.
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.
The Teacher Education Program is currently under state review. 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 office of academic records in Old Main. Requests to inspect educational records, amend educational records, and withhold directory information must be made in writing to the office of academic records. Forms to do so can be obtained from the office of academic records.
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:
Those students participating in cooperative arrangement with Franklin College should refer to the guidelines of the specific arrangement regarding transferability of credit hours and course equivalencies.
For complete guidelines regarding transfer work, please consult the full transfer policy or contact the office of academic records at registrar@FranklinCollege.edu or 317.738.8018.
Franklin College Transfer Policy (PDF)
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 requested via email at service@FranklinCollege.edu or can be found here.
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: https://franklincollege.libguides.com/copyright
This is a direct link to a guide on the overall policy and sanctions.
Franklin College Copyright Plan: https://franklincollege.libguides.com/copyright
This section relates to efforts by ITS to combat unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.
For more information contact the Library Director at reference@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 office of financial aid 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.
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/
A student may receive more financial aid than what the semester charges total, resulting in an excess credit. The student has the following options to access their excess credit in order to purchase books and/or supplies:
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
Student Outcomes and Demographics (PDF)
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/
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/
Campus Health & Safety
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 counseling information can be found on the wellness page.
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 Office of Security 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 Office of Security at 317.738.8888.
If a student has a concern relating to residence life should be Student Affairs staff by email at residencelife@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.
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 2022 EADA Report found here: https://franklingrizzlies.com/documents/2022/11/15/2022_EADA_Report.pdf
Franklin College student complaint policy information can be found here.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Franklin College is a postsecondary institution receiving federal funds and must hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution on September 17 annually. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, during the U.S. Constitutional Convention. If September 17 falls on a weekend or holiday, the institution will hold Constitution Day and Citizenship Day program activities during either the preceding week or the following week.