1. More than a quarter million people have earned a Kaplan credential.
Kaplan Higher Education is proud to have graduated nearly 300,000 students, helping them advance in their jobs or start a new career. Founded just over ten years ago, more than 65,000 students are enrolled at Kaplan Higher Education today.
2. Kaplan has nearly double the graduation rate for non-traditional students than traditional colleges.
Among all undergraduate students with two or more "risk factors" (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education), Kaplan has a 32 percent graduation rate versus 17 percent at public and non-profit schools. When you compare students with two or more risk factors in two-year or less (i.e. certificate or diploma) programs, Kaplan has a 58 percent graduation rate versus 30 percent at public and non-profit schools.
3. Unique in the industry, Kaplan lets students enroll before making a financial commitment.
The Kaplan Commitment allows eligible new students to enroll in and experience first-hand an actual Kaplan college course for four weeks. If a student decides Kaplan is not for them the student can withdraw without financial obligation beyond an application fee.
4. Kaplan Higher Education serves students across the U.S., offering hundreds of academic programs.
The online Kaplan University and Kaplan's 69 college campuses together offer more than 150 programs. These include certificate and diploma programs, associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees, and a juris doctor degree. Subject areas range from allied health and nursing to business, criminal justice, information technology, and paralegal and legal studies. Kaplan has campuses and Kaplan University Learning Centers, which combine online and classroom instruction, in 21 states. Kaplan University enrolls online students from all across the country and some international students.
5. Kaplan meets rigorous accreditation standards.
Kaplan Higher Education's academic programs meet rigorous quality reviews and are accredited by national and regional bodies, and professional and industry associations. Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
6. Kaplan is a world leader in nursing education.
Kaplan is the fourth largest educator of nurses in the United States. More than 65,000 students choose Kaplan each year, to pursue their nursing training either in a degree or diploma program at Kaplan Higher Education or through a Kaplan Test Prep professional exam prep course.
7. Kaplan started the first online law school and is among the largest providers of legal education courses.
Concord Law School, the first wholly online law school in the U.S., is the country's second largest part-time law program. Additionally, Kaplan University is among the largest providers of paralegal programs and Kaplan Test Prep is the nation's largest provider of law school entrance exam preparation and the second largest provider of bar exam preparation programs.
8. Kaplan offers special tuition rates and support programs for America's active duty military students and veterans.
In 2011, Kaplan University had more than 8,600 military personnel (active duty, veterans, and their spouses) enrolled in its online programs and has more than 2,000 military alumni. We offer special tuition rates and support programs that are particularly attractive to military personnel because of their flexibility, which fits well with frequent redeployments and the changes that characterize military life.
9. Kaplan educates students at a much lower cost to taxpayers.
The annual net cost per student for a Kaplan education is half of what it would cost to provide that program at a two-year public institution and a quarter of the cost at a four-year public university, which are heavily government subsidized.
10. U.S. higher education would produce more graduates at a lower cost if it followed Kaplan's model.
If all of America's college students with at least one "risk factor" went to schools with Kaplan's success metrics, the U.S. would have an additional 800,000 college graduates each year and the cost to America's taxpayers would be $41 billion less.