Founded in 1902, Franklin University is a leading private university located in downtown Columbus, Ohio (USA). It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North La Salle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, 312.263.0456).

Franklin University was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 15 institutions to participate in its Distance Education Pilot Project in 1999. It was also chosen as one of the original 29 institutions to participate in the delivery of online education to eligible enlisted soldiers via GoArmyEd.

The university offers a top ranked MBA program both on campus and online. MBA Courses include Business Environment, Human Resource Management, Managerial Economics, International Business Management, Strategic Management, etc.

Rankings:

- The Online Bachelor of Science degree, Online MBA, and HR Concentration of the online MBA have all been awarded a "Best Buy" designation from GetEducated.com. Its undergraduate online programs are ranked among the Top 25 most affordable. In a national survey of 165 distance-learning and accredited MBA programs, its Online MBA and HRM concentration are ranked in the Top 25.

- The Vantage MBA Program was awarded a 2008 Top 40 "Best Buy" designation by GetEducated.com.

- Rated as the #1 choice for working adults by central Ohio employers.

- A Top 20 Online University, ranked 19th in the 2008 Online College Rankings (oedb.org/rankings). The rankings are based on data from eight metrics: Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, Peer Web Citations, Retention Rate, Scholarly Citations, Student-faculty Ratio, and Years Accredited.

- Named one of America's Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine in 2008.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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