Kaplan University, established in 1937 as the American Institute of Commerce, is a multicampus university known that is known for being a predominantly distance learning institution – specifically online learning. Its main campus is located in Davenport, Iowa, but its 10 campuses can also be found in 3 other states: Nebraska, Maryland, and Milwaukee. As a provider of distance learning education, however, its reach goes beyond its campuses with its services offered in more than 30 countries and students now numbering more than 66,000, including its campus-based and online students.
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Today, Kaplan University offers 170 Master’s, Bachelors, Associate’s, and Certificate programs in the area of Business, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Nursing, Technology, Arts & Sciences, Health Science, and Education.
Business programs available at Kaplan University include undergraduate degree programs in Accounting and in Business Administration and Master’s degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Management. There are also 7 Professional Certificate programs for business.
Criminal Justice programs available at Kaplan University include undergraduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire and Emergency Management, Criminal Justice Administration and Management, and International and Comparative Criminal Justice. There are also Master’s degree programs in Criminal Justice, Fire and Emergency Services, and Homeland Security. Professional certificate programs offered include Corrections Certificate, Crime Scene Technician Certificate, Management & Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice, and Private Security Certificate.
Academic programs available for Legal Studies include Master’s degree programs in Environmental Policy and in Legal Studies. The two programs are also available as Bachelor’s degree programs. Other undergraduate degree programs include Paralegal Studies and Political Science. Legal Secretary Certificate and Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate programs are also available.
Health Science undergraduate degree programs available include Health and Wellness, Health care Administration, Health Science, Nutrition Science, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Management, and Medical Transcription. Master’s degree programs offered are Public Health, Health Care Administration, and Health Education.
Only Certificate programs and Master’s degree programs for Education are available. Master’s degree programs offered include Master’s in Education, Higher Education, Education in Instructional Technology, Educational Psychology, Teaching (Iowa Certification), and Teaching – Nationwide (Outside Iowa, Non-certification).
Nursing programs available are Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree program in Nursing, and RN to MSN program, and Certificate programs in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator Graduate Certificate, Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate, and Nurse Informatics Graduate Certificate.
Information Technology programs available are Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree program in Information Technology and Professional Certificate programs in Cisco Networks, Computer Forensics, Information Security, Internet Web Design, Linux System Administration, Microsoft Operating Systems, and Oracle Database Administration.
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Tuition for Kaplan University undergraduate online programs is $371 ($35 for BSN) per quarter credit hour. For active-duty military personnel, online undergraduate and certificate program tuition is $165 per quarter credit hour. Spouses of active military-duty personnel get a 10% discount off reguar rates. Tuition for Master’s degree programs and Certificate programs range from $368 per quarter credit hour to $441 per quarter credit hour.
Financial aid is available at Kaplan University in the form of loans, grants, corporate reimbursements, and scholarships. Military tuition assistance and benefits are also accepted at Kaplan.
Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).