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Franklin and Marshall College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Franklin and Marshall College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Franklin and Marshall College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Franklin and Marshall College was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is political science and government.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Franklin and Marshall as #54 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Franklin and Marshall is also ranked #8 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Franklin and Marshall?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Franklin and Marshall College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 34%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Franklin and Marshall College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Franklin and Marshall is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Franklin and Marshall College is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Franklin and Marshall College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Franklin and Marshall College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Franklin and Marshall the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 81%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  81 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Franklin and Marshall

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,309 undergraduates at Franklin and Marshall with 2,290 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

Franklin and Marshall Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.19 out of 100, Franklin and Marshall is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.19 out of 100
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How Much Does Franklin and Marshall College Cost?

The overall average net price of Franklin and Marshall is $26,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Franklin and Marshall

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,502 $13,104 $18,995 $25,921 $42,355

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Franklin and Marshall, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Franklin and Marshall, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,479 a year. That adds up to $25,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin and Marshall is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Franklin and Marshall Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Franklin and Marshall with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Franklin and Marshall graduates since it is 48% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin and Marshall College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The location of Franklin and Marshall is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Franklin and Marshall College

Contact details for Franklin and Marshall are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Phone: 717-358-3911

Franklin and Marshall College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 92 $41,900
Political Science & Government 82 $37,200
Business Administration & Management 58 $49,000
Economics 43 $47,800
Behavioral Science 35 NA
General Biology 25 NA
Mathematics 25 NA
Sociology 23 $31,200
Public Health 21 NA
Chemistry 19 NA

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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