Kaplan University


Welcome to Kaplan University: Online Education that Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the way so that our students can too.

Why Kaplan University?

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked our online bachelor’s degree program among the nation’s best.
  • In national surveys, our learners showed higher levels of satisfaction compared to those at other institutions.

What They’re Known For

  • Redefining the future of education—Kaplan University is constantly evaluating tomorrow’s technology and business landscapes, so today’s students can be better prepared.
  • Understanding adult learners—65 percent of Kaplan University students are over the age of 30, which means you won’t be the only one in your classes juggling work, family, and school.
  • 75 years of experience in the education business—that’s how long Kaplan has been preparing students for standardized tests associated with college and grad school. They know learning.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2018. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Where Is Kaplan University?

Kaplan University offers both online and onsite learning options. The University has campuses and learning centers in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Nebraska, and Wisconsin offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees as well as certificate programs. Campuses and learning centers vary in size and scope of programs and degrees they offer.

More About Kaplan University 

  • They’re a big-name school with a close-knit feel. Average class sizes at Kaplan University include just 15 and 21 students for graduate and undergrad programs, respectively.
  • Their career services department offers actual services—like help with your cover letter drafts, resumes, networking ideas, mock interviews, plus an online job search portal.
  • Kaplan University offers a flexible transfer credit policy. In 2011–12, over 19,000 Kaplan University students were granted credit for previous studies.

Career Focused

Whether you are launching a new career or advancing to higher levels within your profession—we help you prepare for success. Coursework emphasizes the skills you need to succeed in the real world. Our Career Services team can connect you with local and national employers, and offers everything from resume writing assistance to job search tools.*

Transfer Credit for Prior Learning

Earned credits at another institution? The average bachelor’s degree graduate with transfer credits saves $27,000 in Kaplan University tuition.

Support When You Need It

Get help with everything from coursework to your career searches.

  • One-on-one educational advising
  • No-cost tutoring in math, science, and writimg
  • Career services before and after graduation

We Are a Military-Friendly University

Kaplan University offers flexible programs designed to support those who balance career, duty, family, and their studies

What About Kaplan University Online?

Kaplan University offers a learning experience that's both customized and flexible, so students can study on their schedule, on their terms. Students from throughout the world can apply to the University’s online programs. Dedicated advisors provide students with academic support and personal attention when they need it most

Online programs typically employ digital tools to deliver course curricula, and students may never have to visit a campus. However, some Kaplan University programs are not 100% online; some programs require students to gain hands-on experience in a lab environment or through an internship. In addition, please note that not all programs are available at all locations.

Online education removes geographical limits, making it possible for the University to recruit leading educators and practicing business professionals from anywhere in the world. Learning online is a great option for working professionals, people living far from brick-and-mortar campuses, and people who prefer to learn online.  

Unique Opportunities

  • Study exactly what you want. At Kaplan University, you can explore over 180 online program options.
  • Attend college on your terms. Kaplan University offers fully online degrees, onsite programs (in some states), and hybrid options that combine online coursework with classes at local Learning Centers.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This accreditation covers all our academic programs, all branch campuses, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit the HLC website at hlcommission.org or call 800.621.7440.

The HLC uses an evaluation process to ensure that schools meet particular requirements. This helps ensure that schools provide quality instructors, curricula, and programming. Schools who don’t meet requirements lose their accreditation.

Many schools and some jobs require students and employees to have degrees from an accredited school.* Some licensing, certifying, and credentialing agencies also require students to have degrees from accredited schools. Therefore, it may be important that students attend accredited online colleges.

Some programs within Kaplan University have their own additional accreditation. Some programs are not available in all states. Online students—who could be applying from anywhere—should ensure that their desired program is open to residents in their state.

How Are Kaplan University Online Programs Structured?

Online education at Kaplan University is created around the principle of using advanced technology and enhanced delivery methods to make classes easy to access and use. Students can navigate lessons and explore web field trips with the click of a mouse, and communicate with fellow students and faculty via email and message boards. 

The University’s advanced technology and delivery methods make online classes interactive, accessible, and easy to use. Students enjoy a full range of support services, including technical support by phone, email, and live chat. 

At minimum, students need a dependable computer and Internet connection to engage in online education.

What Resources Are Available Onsite and Online?

Campus resources are available to those enrolled in onsite and blended programs. Online resources include an online library with access to more than 50,000 e-books, the Kaplan University onsite library catalogue, and articles from a variety of journals. Students can have books delivered and work with library staff by toll-free phone, email, or chat to ask questions, get guidance, and get help with research. 

All students have access to Education Advisors, Career Services, Disability Services, the Financial Aid Department, and more.

For comprehensive consumer and gainful employment information, visit kaplanuniversity.edu/Consumer_Info.aspx.

* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

† Kaplan University online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2015–2016 academic year and entered their program with eligible transfer credits saved an average of $27,000 toward the total degree. Campus tuition and transfer credit savings vary by location. Savings based on overall cost of completion without transfer credit. Calculation based on total transfer credit times cost per credit in student’s program of study. Individual savings will vary. Calculation includes campus and military students.