Franklin University is a private university with its main campus in Columbus, Ohio. It was founded in 1902 to serve the needs of adult students. On-site courses are offered at the university's campus in Columbus' Discovery District. However, most students take courses online. The university has over 25 location centers in the Midwestern United States and a majority online population. Franklin University has a history of serving adult students that spans more than a hundred years. It was founded in 1902 at the Columbus Downtown YMCA, under its sponsorship as the YMCA School of Commerce. It changed its name to Franklin University in 1933, and amicably discontinued its formal affiliation with the YMCA in 1964.The university offers degrees at the associate, bachelor, master's, and doctorate levels. Many of these programs can be completed entirely online. Undergraduate admissions are open, It also operates a coaching program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to be mentored toward reaching academic, professional, and personal goals under the guidance of professionals whom the university has appointed as coaches. Coaches are not university staff, but are professionals working in industry. Each coach has a one-to-one relationship to a Franklin University student and provides monthly mentoring and guidance to that student. Franklin University is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Additionally, its business programs, including undergraduate and MBA programs, are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The nursing baccalaureate program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).