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 a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. and Kaplan Higher Education.[1] 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.[2] California locations operated under the Maric College brand 2004-2008, then as Kaplan Colleges. Kaplan launched web-based universities in April 2000,[3] and in 2007, Kaplan College merged with Hamilton Business Colleges/Hamilton College (Iowa).[4] 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.[5]


  1. ^ "Kaplan College Opens Queensgate Campus". Cincinnati Business Courier. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ Julie Flaherty (2004-04-25). "The Alternative Universe: A Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  3. ^ Mark Healy (2000-04-10). "Kaplan is Starting an Online College -- Minus the Keggers". CNN. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ Susan Anderson (2008-05-12). "Hamilton Technical College Stays on the Cutting Edge of Technology". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  5. ^ Kaplan College in Maryland to merge with Kaplan University, The Herald-Mail, 02 July 2009. Retrieved 04 July 2009.

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