Kaplan University

Kaplan University is committed to providing online education that is student-centered, comprehensive, and flexible to your needs. Online courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The programs promote effective learning experiences that are useful in today’s diverse international marketplace. Kaplan offers educational support through MyPath™, a program that uses career planning and proven success strategies to help students create a study path to meet their highest career potential. Kaplan also offers online writing and mathematics labs, tutoring, and a distinct and vibrant online community with student associations, honor societies, and professional clubs.

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Kaplan University was founded in 1937 as the American Institute of Commerce before changing its name to Quest College. Kaplan, Inc. purchased Quest and renamed it Kaplan College in 2000. The name was officially changed to Kaplan University, when it began to offer graduate-level programs in 2004. In 2007, Concord Law School and Hamilton College merged with Kaplan University. Currently Kaplan serves over 48,000 students.

Kaplan University is predominately located in Iowa and Nebraska, but has campuses in South Florida, Chicago, and Phoenix.


Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the university’s School of Nursing with national professional accreditation.

Schools of Education

The School of Arts and Sciences provides many different programs for students to achieve their career goals. You can design your own study program with an Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The school also offers Advanced Start bachelor degrees and traditional bachelor programs.

The School of Business enables students to begin or advance a career in the rapidly changing business world. The school offers many programs such as accounting, business administration, and management at the associate, bachelor, and master degree level.

The School of Criminal Justice provides you with the essential skills to begin or advance you career in criminal justice. The school offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees in many areas such as corrections, law enforcement, security, and crime analysis. The school also offers certificates in specialized areas.

The Graduate School of Education provides future educators with instruction on the latest educational practices and topics. The school offers flexible graduate programs to enable students to improve their professional skills as practicing teachers. Students can focus on K-12 education and postsecondary education with specific specialization areas.

The School of Nursing provides comprehensive health courses that are taught by practicing professionals who apply real-world experiences into their teaching strategies. The school prepares future nursing professionals to obtain positions in a variety of settings.

The School of Health Sciences promotes students to gain the professional edge that is essential in the competitive fast growing health science industry. The school offers associate and bachelor degrees in areas such as medical assisting, medical transcription, and nutrition.

The School of Legal Studies provides programs enable you to develop the necessary qualifications to begin a career in legal studies or enter law school. The school offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees along with professional certificates. The areas include paralegal studies, health care law, legal technology, among other law topics.

The School of Information Systems and Technology provides students with the essential computer science skills and knowledge for today’s ever-changing marketplace. The school offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees and certificates in areas such as computer information systems, networking, programming, Web development, and decision support systems.

Concord Law School is the nation’s leading school of online legal education. It strives to provide a thorough legal education program that uses modern technology and is affordable and accessible.

The School of Continuing Education strives to provide accessible continuing education to students, corporate partners, and the international community. The school provides professionals with studies that open up new opportunities to augment their career path. The school offers online certificate programs in business, healthcare, information technology, and finance fields.