kaplan university

Kaplan University is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

Kaplan is a for-profit college which is primarily a distance learning school. However, Kaplan also has 15 physical campuses throughout the United States, so students can take traditional classroom courses as well, with both day and evening options available. 

Originally established in 1937, Kaplan currently maintains an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, on campus and online. 

Kaplan is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  

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Above: The Kaplan campus in Davenport, Iowa

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kaplan university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Kaplan. 

1. Where is Kaplan University?

Kaplan has 15 physical locations in 7 states, with its main campus located in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois. 

Here are the official addresses of all of Kaplan's brick-and-mortar learning locations:  

9000 Keystone Crossing

Suite 800

Indianapolis, Indiana


7009 Nordic Drive

Cedar Falls, Iowa


3165 Edgewood Parkway SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


1801 East Kimberly Road

Suite 1

Davenport, Iowa


4655 121st Street

Des Moines, Iowa


2570 Fourth Street SW

Mason City, Iowa


14 Marketplace Drive

Augusta, Maine


475 Lisbon Street

Lewiston, Maine


265 Western Avenue

South Portland, Maine


18618 Crestwood Drive

Hagerstown, Maryland


1390 Piccard Drive

Suite 100

Rockville, Maryland


1807 Park 270 Drive

St. Louis, Missouri


1821 K Street

Lincoln, Nebraska


5425 N 103rd Street

Omaha, Nebraska


201 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2. What types of degrees are offered at Kaplan University?

Kaplan offers Associate degrees, Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctoral degrees in many fields of study, as well as a number of certificates and diplomas.

Kaplan also has a law school, as well as the School of Professional and Continuing Education, where students can earn their teaching credentials.  

3. What undergraduate programs are offered at Kaplan University?

Here is a list of some of the undergraduate majors (leading to Associate degrees, Bachelors degrees, or Certificates) offered at Kaplan: 

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Customer Service 
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Sciences
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Programming
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Finance
  • General Education 
  • Information Systems and Technology 
  • Insurance
  • Legal Studies
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Transcription
  • Military Programs
  • Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety
  • Social Sciences
  • Travel & Tourism Management
  • Web & Multimedia Design

4. What graduate programs are offered at Kaplan University?

Here is a list of Masters and Doctoral degrees available at Kaplan:

Masters Degree Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Educational Psychology
  • Finance
  • Financial Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Insurance
  • IT Training
  • Law
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Management and Leadership
  • Nursing
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Health 
  • Real Estate Education 
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching

Kaplan also offers a Doctoral degree (PhD) program in Nursing. 

Above: A screenshot of Kaplan's online college

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5. What courses are offered at Kaplan's Law School? 

Kaplan features the nation's first online law school. It's called Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Students take required courses for the first two years, followed by focusing on their chosen specialties during the last two years. 

The Concord Law School is based in San Diego, but courses are offered fully online. 

Here are the legal courses that are required to earn a JD at Concord Law School. 

  • Civil Procedure
  • Community Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations and Business Organizations 
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Electronic Legal Research 
  • Estates, Wills and Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Future of Law Practice
  • Legal Analysis
  • Legal Writing
  • Professional Responsibility 
  • Real Property
  • Remedies
  • Torts

The American Bar Association (ABA) does not accredit online programs, but Concord Law degree holders can still take the California Bar Association exam, and practice law if they pass the exam. 

Kaplan provides the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Bar Exam. 

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6. Why should I attend Kaplan? 

Here are just a few good reasons for enrolling at Kaplan:

  • Kaplan is a fully accredited university.
  • Kaplan has an open admissions policy. 
  • Degrees from Kaplan can be earned fully online, from anywhere in the world. 
  • Kaplan has more than 180 degree programs to choose from. 
  • In terms of enrollment, Kaplan is one of the largest universities in America. 
  • Kaplan features reasonable tuition rates overall, and offers reduced tuition to members of the U.S. military. 

7. How much does it cost to attend Kaplan?

According to the Kaplan website, the cost of tuition and fees for undergraduate students is:

  • $220 per credit hour for Indiana residents. 
  • $321 per credit hour for residents of the state of Maine. 
  • $371 per credit hour for out of state students.  
  • $165 per credit hour for military service members.  
  • $230 per credit hour for military veterans. 

The tuition for Kaplan graduate programs depends on which program you take. Standard graduate school tuition at Kaplan ranges from $385 to $700 per credit hour. 

The tuition for full time admission to Concord Law School of Kaplan University is less than $13,000 per year. 

All of the above tuition costs pertain to online courses. Campus-based courses may cost more. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, textbook fees, technology fees, transcript fees, and insurance fees, among others. Additional costs may include computer equipment and an internet connection. 

Students enrolled at Kaplan may be eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully complete the FAFSA form. 

Above: A typical diploma from Kaplan

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8. What is the contact information for Kaplan University?

You can reach the main office of Kaplan toll free by calling 866-KAPLAN-U. 

To reach the Indianapolis, Indiana location, call 317-208-5311.

To reach the Cedar Falls, Iowa location, call 319-277-0220.

To reach the Cedar Rapids, Iowa location, call 319-363-0481.

To reach the Davenport, Iowa location, call 563-355-3500.

To reach the Des Moines, Iowa location, call 515-727-2100.

To reach the Mason City, Iowa location, call 641-423-2530.

To reach the Augusta, Maine location, call 207-213-2500.

To reach the Lewiston, Maine location, call 207-333-3300.

To reach the South Portland, Maine location, call 207-774-6126.

To reach the Hagerstown, Maryland location, call 301-766-3600.

To reach the Rockville, Maryland location, call 301-258-3800.

To reach the St. Louis, Missouri location, call 314-205-7900.

To reach the Lincoln, Nebraska location, call 402-474-5315.

To reach the Omaha, Nebraska location, call 402-431-6100.

To reach the Milwaukee, Wisconsin location, call 414-223-2105.

To reach the Concord Law School of Kaplan University, call 877-757-8189. 

Above: Another Kaplan online screenshot

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