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Founded in 1834, Franklin College provides a liberal arts and sciences education that fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership and action for ever-changing professions and a globally-connected world. With an emphasis on engaged learning opportunities, Franklin offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 50 majors, a Master of Science degree in athletic training, and plans to offer a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies in 2019.


Franklin College is proud to be part of Greater Indianapolis and values collaboration benefiting communities and inspiring students. Students enjoy the comfort and safety of suburban living, while also experiencing the many opportunities Indianapolis has to offer.


It is noteworthy that Franklin began admitting women in 1842, thereby becoming Indiana’s first coeducational institution and the seventh in the nation; that spirit of inclusiveness still characterizes the college today.


Professional and leadership development, as well as civic engagement, are strategically integrated into departmental and liberal arts curricula and require students to connect theory with practice beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. In 2007, the Franklin College faculty reaffirmed their commitment to liberal arts ideals by endorsing a new curriculum, “Opening a World of Possibilities,” which emphasizes three core competencies: interacting with the world, experiencing the world and understanding the world.


Ninety-five percent of Franklin graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of their graduation. Our community is exceptionally proud that 83 percent of our graduates applying for medical school since 1981 have been accepted, more than 1.5 times the national rate. Other students are regularly accepted into graduate programs for law, education, optometry and dentistry. For more information, visit Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.