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 an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) Franklin University Switzerland’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on March 4, 2021 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

    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:

    Swiss Accreditation Council
    Effingerstrasse 15, Postfach, 3001
    Bern, Switzerland
    Tel: +41 31 380 11 64

    Franklin University Switzerland has been accredited as University Institute until December 17, 2028. While the accreditation is effective from 2021, the final decision and communication confirming this status was made by the Swiss Accreditation Council in 2023. This accreditation better reflects our nature as a Liberal arts university and gives us the freedom to craft our Academic offering.

    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 recognition not only allows students coming from China 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 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)
    • Association of Accredited Private Universities in Switzerland (AAPU)