Kaplan College

Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE), a division of Kaplan, Inc., which has built a long and distinguished tradition as both an academic pioneer and career-maker since 1938. Kaplan serves 1 million students per year across the United States and abroad, including online programs through Kaplan University. Kaplan is a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, Kaplan had 2007 revenue of more than $2 billion.

Kaplan College is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc. and Kaplan Higher Education. Kaplan College offers career training for the healthcare industry.

Kaplan Inc. purchased the American Institute of Commerce, a business training school founded in 1937, and renamed it Kaplan College. Kaplan then used it as a base for all its online programs: financial planning, paralegal studies, health care and criminal justice. Educational Medical, Inc. became Quest Educational Corporation in 1998, which was subsequently acquired by Washington Post Company-controlled Kaplan in 2000.

As of April 2004, Kaplan owned 64 campuses, including Hesser College in New Hampshire and CEI College in California. California locations operated under the Maric College brand 2004-2008, then as Kaplan Colleges. Kaplan launched web-based universities in April 2000, and in 2007, Kaplan College merged with Hamilton Business Colleges/Hamilton College (Iowa). In June 2008, Las Vegas-based Heritage College was folded into the Kaplan College brand.

In 2009, Kaplan College in Maryland merged with Kaplan University and the two campuses now bear the university nameplate

Areas of Study at Kaplan College

At Kaplan College, we create programs with our students’ needs in mind. Our goal is to empower you with the real-world knowledge you need to succeed beyond the classroom. We offer classes that can train you for entry-level employment in some of the countrys fastest-growing occupations, as projected by the U.S. Department of Labor. Our goal is that when you earn your diploma, you will have received an education that you can apply to your life and career. Please select from the following areas of study to learn more.

Select an area of study to view the available programs.

  • Allied Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Nursing
  • Trades

Career Training

Kaplan provides practical career training to busy adults who are juggling the demands of home, family, and work. Faculty and staff members have experience in their fields and teach the industry knowledge and technical skills that students need to succeed. Students can obtain a relevant education in a short amount of time, learning from passionate instructors who bring real-world expertise to the classroom.


Prospective students must deliver evidence of successful high school completion or GED certificate. The school may also accept a state-recognized home study certificate or an acceptable score on a certain independently administered competency test, if the student meets age requirements.

Qualified applicants have several possible financial assistance options that they may pursue from federal and state grants to work/study programs and loans.

Web: http://www.kaplancollege.com