Kaplan College

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Kaplan College
Kaplan College.jpg
Motto A Different School of Thought
Type For-Profit (NYSEGHC)

6301 Kaplan University Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Campus Locations 1 in Arizona; 12 in California; 1 in Colorado; 4 in Florida; 1 in Georgia; 5 in Indiana; 6 in Iowa; 2 in Maine; 5 in Maryland; 2 in Michigan; 1 in Missouri; 2 in Nebraska; 1 in Nevada; 5 in New Hampshire; 1 in North Carolina; 4 in Ohio; 5 in Pennsylvania; 1 in Tennessee; 17 in Texas; 1 in Virginia; 2 in Wisconsin
Affiliations Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, Graham Holdings Company
Website kaplancollege.edu
"Quest College" redirects here. For the university in British Columbia, see Quest University.

Kaplan College is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America. 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 Graham Holdings Company-controlled Kaplan in 2000.

As of April 2004, Kaplan owned 64 campuses, including Hesser College in New Hampshire and CEI College in California.[1] California locations operated under the Maric College brand 2004-2008, then as Kaplan Colleges. Kaplan launched web-based universities in April 2000,[2] and in 2007, Kaplan College merged with Hamilton Business Colleges/Hamilton College (Iowa).[3] 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.[4]

Before being acquired by Education Corporation of America (ECA) in September 2015,[5][6] Kaplan College was part of Kaplan Higher Education, a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc.


  1. ^ Julie Flaherty (2004-04-25). "The Alternative Universe: A Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ Mark Healy (2000-04-10). "Kaplan is Starting an Online College -- Minus the Keggers". CNN. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  3. ^ Susan Anderson (2008-05-12). "Hamilton Technical College Stays on the Cutting Edge of Technology". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ Kaplan College in Maryland to merge with Kaplan University, The Herald-Mail, 02 July 2009. Retrieved 04 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Education Corporation of America Completes Purchase of Kaplan College Campuses". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  6. ^ Fain, Paul (7 May 2015), "Can for-profit colleges survive their slump?", The PBS NewsHour, retrieved 10 September 2015 

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Coordinates: 26°12′14″N 80°09′55″W / 26.20389°N 80.16528°W / 26.20389; -80.16528