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Franklin University Review

Franklin University is an accredited nonprofit school with both on-campus and online education programs. You can get an associate, bachelor's or master's degree from this online school.

Under the university's umbrella, the online school operates three colleges: Health and Public Administration; Arts, Sciences and Technology; and the Ross College of Business. You can take your online classes anytime you choose. You can communicate with instructors through email, chat and discussion threads. The university also fosters networking opportunities among students.

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Franklin University offers 36 diverse online degree programs for undergraduates, including nursing, marketing, business administration, web development, human resources management, accounting, criminal justice management and financial planning. It also has nine online master's degree programs, including health care administration, business psychology, accounting and computer science.

Franklin University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. On average, it takes 124 credit hours to earn an undergraduate degree, at $545 per credit hour and $511 for computer science, IT and other tech fields.

Qualifying students can apply for school-funded scholarships, federal grants, student loans or work-study programs. You can also apply for scholarships and grants from outside sources. The school offers benefits for military personnel, veterans, spouses and dependents.

Besides its online degree programs, Franklin provides in-class instruction at 17 locations in Ohio, one each in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and two in Wisconsin. Some of these learning centers belong to Franklin, while others have contracted with the school to provide instruction.

When you enroll in online courses, you can use materials from the university's library and bookstore, and you have access to course materials at all times. This school provides discussion boards, videoconferencing and online chat so that you can study and network with other students.

An unusual aspect of Franklin is its Personal Development Coaching program. This online school can pair you with someone who can give you both academic and life advice. The school also offers free Group Career Coaching to help you evaluate your skills and goals, consider career opportunities, improve your job-hunting abilities and more.

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