As a private, nonprofit institution, Franklin University was founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio, to serve the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities. Today, Franklin has grown to be Central Ohio's foremost educator of working adults and the third-largest private university in the state. Annually, we serve more than 11,000 students from across the country and around the world. As an accredited, student-centered leader in online learning, Franklin University offers respected, in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Classes are taught online and at five Midwest locations, and our MBA has broad international reach. Franklin University is committed to being an inclusive community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.