Kaplan University was known as Quest College before November 2000. Kaplan, Inc. bought Quest Education Corporation in November that year which brought about the change in the name. The university was named in honor of Stanley H Kaplan, the founder of Kaplan Test Prep. There are about 70,000 online students enrolled in this university, making it one of the largest online universities in the United States.
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Popular Programs and Degrees Online
Kaplan University is divided into 10 schools which offer programs in different fields. They are: nursing, arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, education, health sciences, information systems and technology, Concord Law School of Kaplan University, and Kaplan Continuing Education. The university offers more than 200 online programs and degrees.
Some of the popular master’s and bachelor’s degree programs offered online by Kaplan are: Public Administration, Educational Psychology , Psychology , Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, Criminal justice, Fire and Emergency services, Homeland Security and Emergency management, Education, Environmental Policy, Legal Studies, Nursing, Nursing Option, Public Health, Health Administration, etc.
The Website of Kaplan University has a fee calculator which can be used to arrive at an approximate figure. Federal financial aid and need and merit based scholarships are also available. Kaplan is also a member of the Yellow Ribbon program.
Awards and Recognition
- Kaplan’s Transcender Practice Exams Win WINDOWS IT Pro Reader’s Choice Award
- G.I. Jobs magazine names Kaplan University’s Lincoln campus as one of the nation’s top military friendly schools (2011)
- Concord Law School team wins moot court “Best Brief”
- National Military Magazine recognizes Kaplan University for its military friendly policies for 3 years
- Law students give Concord’s online program high satisfaction and performance ratings (2010)
- Concord Online Law School places second in National Moot Court Competition (2009)
Source: Wikipedia, kaplan.com