Kaplan University is a web-based educational training institute offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degree programs to prospective students from around the world. The university is under the ownership of the Kaplan Group, which also owns the Washington Post. The university was founded in 1937 as the American Institute of Commerce, but later changed its name to Kaplan University after being allowed to offer graduate-level degree programs. The university is headquartered in Davenport area of Iowa, U.S., but has formal administrative office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kaplan University online is primarily a distance learning higher educational institute recognized around the world for providing quality educational programs to students within and outside of the U.S.
Degree Programs Offered
Kaplan University Online offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in diverse fields such as education, business, information technology, criminal justice, legal studies, nursing, and various science & arts related subjects. The university also provides prospective students with a chance to attain world recognized professional certifications in various fields.
At the moment, the university is academically divided into ten separate schools.
- Arts and Sciences
- Legal Studies
- Health Sciences
- Criminal Justice
- Information Systems and Technology
- Continuing Education
- Concord Law School
Student Enrollment and Faculty Statistics
Kaplan University Online has over sixty thousand students enrolled in one of the many educational programs offered by the distance-learning institution. The university has more than 3600 professors and instructors, which conduct regular academic lectures through video conferencing, and live audio & video streaming facilities. All of the University’s academic staff is available round the clock, and can be contacted by students via email.
Kaplan University Online is regionally accredited under the charter of Higher Learning Commission and is a lifelong member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The university’s nursing schools is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which endorses the nursing school’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.