Franklin University chooses Castleton site-WEB ONLY

Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University has signed a lease in the Allison Pointe Office Park on the northeast side of Indianapolis and plans to offer classes beginning this fall, the college said today.

The 107-year-old school, which has enrollment of 11,000 at its main campus in Columbus and three suburban locations, announced April 21 that it was targeting Indianapolis for its first expansion outside of Ohio. Its growth plan calls for the opening of branches in other Midwest and international markets, the college said.

At just under 20,000 square feet, the Castleton-area location will house numerous classrooms, a learning resource center and computer lab.

Remodeling of the space is expected to begin next month and take three to four months to complete. Franklin University, a four-year, not-for-profit college, plans to offer its most popular undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including business and accounting, as well as a master’s in business administration degree program at the Indianapolis location.

The university is accepting applications for local full-time and faculty positions, including dean, administrative services director and adjunct faculty in a variety of industries.

Franklin offers 25 undergraduate majors and three graduate programs, and graduates more than 1,500 students annually.

The school offers non-traditional classes and schedules that cater to older students and working adults. Its average undergraduate student is 33 and average graduate student is 36.

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