Background and History

Kaplan University was founded originally as the American Institute of Commerce in 1937. Kaplan University is owned by Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. Kaplan Higher Education operates over 70 campuses nationwide. The main campus for Kaplan University is located in Davenport, Iowa. Kaplan University online is dedicated to providing student attention, flexible learning programs and academic support. Kaplan University was listed as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in 2007 by US News & World Report magazine. Bachelor degrees available at Kaplan are in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice, information technology, legal studies, management, health care management, networking technology, paralegal studies, software development, sales and marketing, web development, multimedia, real estate law, and nursing.

Accreditation and Job Placement

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Higher Learning Commission is recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Job placement rates are not posted and placement is not guaranteed. Kaplan’s career services include career advisors, professional development, and career services resources.

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