• Address: 1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite

  • Phone Number: +1.866.527.5268

  • Website: https://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/

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About Kaplan University (Purdue Global University)

Kaplan University 

Kaplan University is a for-profit university which was established in 1937. The University is committed to providing students with high-quality education and has followed student-centered service and support approach. For better delivery to the student, University focuses on intensive and comprehensive instruction for online modes of delivery which strengthens student academic achievement.

  • In 1937, the university was founded as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC) and later it was renamed to Quest College.

  • In 2000, the university was acquired by Kaplan Inc. and was renamed to Kaplan College.

  • In 2001, the institution started providing online education to students.

  • In 2004, the university started graduate programs and was renamed to Kaplan University.

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

004586
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, IFSAC, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , eLibrary

Branches

Indianapolis (Indiana), Cedar Falls (Iowa), Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Davenport (Iowa), Des Moines (Iowa), Mason City (Iowa), Augusta (Iowa), South Portland (Maine), Lewiston (Maine), Hagerstown (Maryland), Rockville (Maryland), St. Louis (Missouri), Lincoln (Nebraska), Omaha (Nebraska), Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Data Source: https://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 19: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 33 % Part Time: 30 %
Total Population 37,494
Student Population Full Time: 7,699 Part Time: 29,795
Gender Division Male: 27 % Female: 73 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 32 %

The College Monk

Female: 36 %

Total Graduation Rate: 35 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Majors and Online Programs

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Admissions and Application Requirement

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.


Kaplan University admission process

Admissions to Kaplan University

General Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must complete an Enrollment Agreement and all required documents and submit dues as outlined on the Schedule of Tuition and Fees. If the candidate is younger than 18 years of age then, the Enrollment Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian

  • The candidates are required to complete an informational interview before enrolling to admissions, the candidates are encouraged to tour the campus and/or online learning environment

  • The applicants should be able to speak, read, and write English fluently as all the courses were taught in English. Through the University's interview, application process, and placement exam, the applicant’s abilities of English will be determined

  • Financial arrangements must be completed by the candidate prior to starting class. If the candidates are applicable, financial aid applications must be completed

  • All first-time Kaplan University undergraduate students will not be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid while in this status and will be considered conditionally admitted to the University

  • The students who meet the criteria established by the University and admitted conditionally will become fully accepted into their programs and will only then become eligible for Title IV federal financial aid

  • Any conditionally admitted student not meeting the criteria will not be fully accepted by the University and such a student will not owe any financial requirement to the University except for the application fee, which is nonrefundable

  • Nondegree-seeking students will be considered fully accepted at enrollment if they enrolled in graduate programs rather than conditionally admitted. Students will be considered as fully accepted for enrollment if they are returning to the University


International Students Admissions Requirements

  • To enroll non-immigrant alien students, Kaplan University is authorized under federal law.

  • The international students should be 18 years or older if they wish to be admitted to any Kaplan University for-credit program, and they must complete admissions requirements and provide evidence of adequate financial resources.

  • The international students must demonstrate a command of oral and written English skills to ensure that they are prepared to complete college-level coursework.

  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be translated and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to enrollment and must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions.

  •  The University does not assure the transferability of credits from other educational institutions.


Additional Admissions Requirements for Graduate Students

  • The candidates should submit an unofficial transcript which indicates receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • The candidate must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript by the last day of the first term.

  •  The candidate will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, if an official transcript is not submitted by that time, and their academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.


Additional Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • The candidate should be a high school graduate.

  • Candidate should possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalency diploma.

  • The candidate must possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program which is equivalent to high school level and recognized by their home state.

  • The candidate should be a high school senior eligible to apply and submit proof of high school graduation.

  • The candidate must present evidence of high school graduation or equivalent to the University. Acceptable evidence presented by the candidate must include a certified copy of an original high school diploma, a copy of a high school transcript indicating the date of high school graduation, a GED certificate or official notification that a GED has been earned, or a college transcript indicating the date of graduation from an approved high school.

  • Students who seek for online programs must attest to high school graduation or equivalent. It may be the proof of graduation attestation included in the Enrollment Agreement, the FAFSA, or any other document deemed acceptable by the University.

  • The candidates are required to take an entrance examination prior to starting an academic program or being admitted conditionally. To begin an academic program or to be conditionally admitted to the University, a minimum score is required. If they fail to meet the minimum score, they may not be admitted to the University or may be required to take foundational coursework.


Technology Requirements

  • Operating system - Microsoft 8.1 or 10/Apple - OS X

  • Web Browser - Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/Microsoft Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge/Apple Safari

  • Microsoft Office - 2016 or 365 ProPlus

  • Latest version of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Oracle Java, Antivirus Software.

Kaplan University (Purdue Global University) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,920 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $4,000 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Vermont Grant $1,717 Need Social Security Number. Demonstration of financial need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $17,544
$30,001 - $48,000 $18,447
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,882
Over $110,000 $23,947

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 60% $3,636
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $6,154
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $4,962
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 21% $1,860
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $5,481
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $5,481
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,462
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 5,531
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $12,140,973
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,195
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/military/military-tuition-benefits.aspx
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 5,110 $5,296
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 4,434 $5,313
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 676 $5,184

Data Source: https://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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