Franklin University Switzerland is accredited in both the United States and Switzerland.

That means that your degree is truly international, with automatic validity in two countries, and that you have an advantage to pursuing an international career or furthering your study in the US or Switzerland. The doors opened by a Franklin education go far beyond these two countries, though, and most countries in the world will grant equivalence to a Franklin degree if you have your sights set elsewhere.

Franklin maintains this recognition through periodic quality assurance reviews by authorities from the US and Switzerland.

United States

Franklin University Switzerland is accredited in the United States by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, USA.
Tel: +1 (215) 662-5606

On March 10, 2021, Heather Perfetti, President of MSCHE, reaffirmed Franklin's accreditation for the next eight-year cycle. The update in our status has been made to the MSCHE website.

For more information about the 2020 accreditation reports and evaluation:

A person who is considering filing a complaint with MSCHE, institutional accreditor, should read MSCHE's complaint policy "Complaints Involving Member and Candidate Institutions."

Information on how to file a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) regarding an accredited MSCHE institution can be found on its website.

Franklin is registered in the United States as a 501 © (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Delaware.


Franklin University Switzerland is accredited in Switzerland by the Swiss Accreditation Council.Effingerstrasse 15, Postfach, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 31 380 11 64

For more information about the 2013 accreditation reports and evaluation:

Recognition in China

In 2018, Franklin was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education 中华人民共和国教育部 as an accredited foreign university. This approval not only gives students coming from China the opportunity to have an international experience at Franklin and earn a degree that is recognized at home, but it also opens doors for any Franklin graduate considering a career in China.


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU)
  • AMICAL Consortium
  • The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • The Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA)
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)