Franklin County provides a broad spectrum of educational opportunities ranging from pre-school through post-secondary.

The County is served by six public school districts, the Franklin County Career & Technology Center, three colleges/universities, including Wilson College, Penn State Mont Alto campus, and Shippensburg University.  Franklin County is also home to the prestigious Mercersburg Academy as well as other private institutions.  In 2019, Triangle-Tech, a fully accredited, national leader in post-secondary vocational training opened a campus location in Chambersburg.  Triangle-Tech offers an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Welding and Fabrication Technology.  Visit for more information.   

Franklin County is within a two hour drive of Penn State University (University Park), one hour drive of the HACC main campus, and one-half hour drive from Gettysburg College and Dickinson College. In addition, the Hagerstown, MD Community College (HCC), Kaplan College of Hagerstown, MD, Mount St. Mary’s University, and The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown are within a 15 minute drive of Franklin County.