- Provides a tuition-free trial prior to enrolling
- More than 50,000 online and on-campus students
- Provides merit-based Academic Achievement Scholarships
- Special support services for military students
- Undergraduate tuition for active duty service members and reservist students reduced up to 55 percent per quarter credit hour
- Undergraduate tuition for veteran students reduced up to 38 percent per quarter credit hour
- Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
Overview of Kaplan University
Kaplan University, established in 1937, provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs and continuing professional education via its online and on-site campuses. Education programs are provided in the fields of business, education, arts, technology, criminal justice, law, and healthcare. Certificates are available in healthcare, business and finance, and information technology. The instructional approach is based on adult-learning theory. Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, owned by the Washington Post Company.
- School of Business: Provides the knowledge and analytical skills required to make good business decisions. Degree programs are available in marketing, finance, business security and assurance, healthcare, information systems, human resources, international business, and other subjects.
- School of Arts and Sciences: Students are allowed to design their own program of study. The Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies provides a strong foundation to explore an array of entry-level jobs; it can also be used toward a bachelor’s degree.
- School of Education: The programs nurture the development of teachers and administrators. Students are provided a strong foundation in teaching methods. They learn how to integrate research-based practices into the classroom.
- School of Criminal Justice: Prepares students for careers in law enforcement and security. Training is provided in law enforcement, crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, private security, and other subjects.
- School of Health Sciences: The programs combine a solid academic foundation and real-world experience. The students are prepared for healthcare careers.
- School of Legal Studies: The paralegal and certificate programs provide comprehensive training. The legal studies program helps prepare students for law school or for advancing in careers in government, business, legal services, or healthcare.
- School of Information Systems and Technology: Some of the areas of focus are information technology, Web development, and wireless networking.
- School of Nursing: Provides the knowledge and skills required for students to advance in their careers. The classes provide real-world knowledge. Students can focus on healthcare management, nursing, and other subjects.
- Student services representatives are available via email, telephone, and live chat
- Academic advisors are available via telephone, email, and live chat
- Provides interactive seminars for students and instructors
- Provides one-to-one instructor to student feedback
- Offers discussion forums to facilitate interaction between students and instructors
- Offers career services
The online courses are taught by experienced, knowledgeable instructors. According to Kaplan University, its faculty members are leading educators and experienced business professionals.
Admissions and Financial Aid Information
Admissions advisors help applicants with the admissions process. Admissions requirements vary by program. Admissions advisers are available to assist students with choosing an education program.
The Kaplan Commitment allows students to attend classes for a five-week introductory timeframe. Their is no financial obligation, besides the application fee if students decide not to continue. Also, the school offers merit-based Academic Achievement Scholarships and financial aid.
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