|Motto||A Different School of Thought|
|Type||For-Profit (NYSE: GHC)|
6301 Kaplan University Ave
|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|
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. 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.
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