Awards and Recognitions 

The quality of Kaplan's programs and the positive outcomes we help our students achieve have been recognized worldwide, as have our innovations in educational delivery and technology. Here are a few recent examples:

Kaplan was named among the top 100 of America's Best Employers for 2015, by Forbes Media. Kaplan ranked #92 on Forbes' ranking of 500 U.S. employers across 25 industries, compiled from a survey of 20,000 employees asked how likely they would be to recommend working for their organization. Kaplan is also one of only 26 organizations in the education category—and the only proprietary education company—included in the list.


For two years running (2014 and 2015), US News and World Report magazine ranked Kaplan University's online bachelor's programs among the best online programs in the nation, tied with several other well-known private and public institutions.


For two years running (2013 and 2014), Kaplan Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred private higher education institution in that city-state in surveys conducted by The JobsCentral Learning website.


University of Essex Online, in partnership with Kaplan Open Learning, achieved an overall student satisfaction rating of 93% on the 2013 National Student Survey rankings, which puts it alongside the top ranked university in the UK.


For two years running (2013 and 2014), Dublin Business School has been ranked the Best Business School in Ireland by an editorial panel of InBusiness, the trade magazine for Chamber Ireland (Irish Chamber of Commerce).


Open College at Kaplan University has been recognized with a 2015 Open Education Award for Outstanding Site from the Open Education Consortium. In addition, Founder and President of the Open College at Kaplan University, Dr. Peter Smith, has been recognized with a Leadership Award from the Open Education Consortium. The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the open education community.


The U.S. Department of Education's "Ed Tech Developer's Guide: A Primer for Developers, Startups and Entrepreneurs" (April 2015) references Kaplan's best-practice approach to assessing whether an edtech product or service aligns with learning science principles, increasing the odds it will produce good outcomes for students. The federal education guide directs edtech developers to follow the "Kaplan Way" checklist for learning.


James Walker, Creative Industries Tutor at Kaplan's Nottingham Trent International College was awarded the Guardian's 2015 University Award for Teaching Excellence for his project 'Dawn of the Unread'.


Kaplan Test Prep was the winner of three educational software awards in 2013. Leading edtech publication ComputED Gazette gave their 18th Annual EDDIE awards to Test Prep's MCAT Advantage-On Demand and LSAT Advantage-On Demand products (in thePost-Secondary Category) and SAT Quiz U iPad app (in the High School Category).

In its 2014 rankings of the "Top Companies for Remote Jobs", Flexjobs named Kaplan one of the Top 100 companies with the most options for remote work promoting work-life balance. Of the 25,000 companies analyzed for ranking, Kaplan came in at number 50, comparable to leaders in other industries, including Microsoft and Salesforce.