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Franklin, Urbana Universities Merge

Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University in central Ohio under a partnership agreement announced by both schools. 

Franklin is a commuter and online school serving about 10,000 students annually. Urbana is a liberal arts school with dorms, sports teams and about 18-hundred students.  School representatives say the partnership will allow Franklin to become more diversified and move into a new market segment. Urbana gets the support of a financially stable institution to help with financial challenges, including long-term debt.

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