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Marion Tech and Franklin University Partner

Franklin University
August 22, 2023

Marion Technical College and Franklin University Partner to Offer
Pathway Portal and Special $298 Tuition Rate for Eligible Students

Franklin University announces that it has expanded its articulation partnership with Marion Technical College to provide access to the Franklin University Pathway Portal and $298 tuition rate for eligible Marion Technical College students and alumni. As one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio and partner with more than 120 community colleges across the nation, Franklin’s unique Pathway Portal assists community college students in making the most of their tuition dollars by pairing a streamlined process with one of the best transfer programs in the nation, along with a $100 per credit hour discount offering a new lower tuition rate of $298 for Pathway Portal students who meet eligibility requirements.

Marion Technical College is the newest institution to join a growing number of community colleges partnering with Franklin to provide access to the cutting-edge Pathway Portal. Through this innovative tool, community college students and alumni from partner institutions gain insight into how the courses they have obtained through their associate degree work transfer toward one of Franklin’s 28 bachelor’s degrees to help find their best fit. Further, starting in fall 2023, those community college students and alumni of Marion Tech’s and Franklin’s other partner institutions who have opted into the Pathway Portal and meet eligibility requirements will receive a special $298 Pathway Portal tuition rate, helping provide a solution for those continuing their education affordably and transparently.

Provost and Chief Strategy Officer
Academic Services
Marion Campus
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“Marion Tech is so pleased to partner with Franklin University to provide a pathway to a bachelor’s degree online or in Marion. The new agreement helps students save money and find their best option to get to next!” said Dr. Bob Haas, Provost and Chief Strategy Officer at Marion Tech.

Marion Tech students looking to transfer can find more info on the Franklin 3+1 program.

In today’s competitive, global economy, a college degree has become a necessity for success. Franklin is responding to these societal demands by positively impacting its future students by optimizing its 3+1 partnership programs within its Community College Alliance. Demonstrating its distinctive significance, more than 2,000 students from the initial ten Pathway Portal partner institutions have already opted into the Pathway Portal since launching the tool in March. These students are working toward earning their associate degree with Marion Technical College and other current Pathway Portal partners Clark State Community College, Columbus State Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Edison State Community College, Lorain County Community College, Owens Community College, Rhodes State College, Sinclair Community College, and Washington State Community College.

Learn more about how the Pathway Portal can make every associate degree credit count and cut costs.

About Marion Technical College

For more than 50 years, Marion Technical College has welcomed thousands of students and helped them achieve their next goals. From short-term certificates to associate degrees, Marion Tech offers more than 50 programs and majors to help students get to next. Marion Tech has one of the lowest tuition rates among Ohio colleges. With zero textbook costs for many classes, the college helps students save money and start or advance their careers. 

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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