Franklin College has reached enrollment and fundraising goals. The central Indiana college is reporting its largest freshman class since 2007. The school says it also met its Franklin Fund for Scholarships goal. July 02, 2014

News Release

Franklin, Ind. — Franklin College announced it has exceeded its enrollment goal for the upcoming fall semester and its Franklin Fund for Scholarships goal for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

The Class of 2018 enrollment stands at 390, the largest class since 2007. The college has closed the class for fall semester. Students who applied on or before June 30 will continue to be considered for enrollment. The college credits the strong enrollment to the outstanding efforts among the admissions and financial aid staffs and all employees who work to provide a truly personalized Franklin College experience for prospective students and their families.

“Reaching our enrollment goal is a campus-wide effort,” said Alan Hill, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “The alumni referrals, the faculty-hosted events for prospective students and their families, and the recruitment activities by our athletic coaches have been a significant contribution to exceeding our goal.”

The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement raised $658,155 for the Franklin Fund for Scholarships, exceeding the goal of $625,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The Franklin Fund total represents generous gifts made by trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, parents, community friends and corporate partners. Franklin College is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for each student, while maintaining a tuition rate that is as affordable as possible. The Franklin Fund is a critical piece of the puzzle and annual generosity of donors to the College routinely allows 96 percent of Franklin students to receive financial aid. Many students would be unable to attend college without this awarded assistance.

“Franklin College, especially our students, are thankful to each donor for going – and giving – above and beyond with their generosity,” said Gail Lowry, vice president for the office of development and alumni engagement. “The sustaining generosity of our donors is key to our students’ success at Franklin College and beyond.”

Franklin College President Jay Moseley is pleased with the institutional momentum and alumni pride he has seen swell in recent years.

“The value and quality of a Franklin College education is resonating with parents, prospective students, alumni and donors,” said Moseley. “We’re delighted that awareness of the educational excellence students receive at Franklin College continues to grow, establishing a reputation donors are proud to support and a learning environment in which prospective students want to participate.”

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students bachelor of arts degrees in 55 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 41 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and four cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.

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