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ABOUT KAPLAN

Innovators in Lifelong Learning

There’s a reason Kaplan has remained a leader in education for more than 80 years. The vast breadth and scale of our capabilities and diverse offerings set us apart, allowing our students and partners to advance further, faster.

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Empowering Individuals, Universities, and Businesses to Keep Advancing

Throughout our history, Kaplan has been a pioneer in expanding educational access and transforming learning through new technologies. With more than one million students, and thousands of clients and university partners, Kaplan has the expertise, passion, and continuous innovation to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Kaplan's Founder, Stanley Kaplan

A Pioneer in Educational Access

Founded by Stanley Kaplan, a first-generation college student, Kaplan is one of the world’s largest, most diverse education providers. When Mr. Kaplan created the first test preparation business in the U.S., his goal was to give students access to higher education based on academic merit, regardless of background. Today, Kaplan remains rooted by its belief in the power of education to open doors, helping students pass any test, achieve any goal, and reach any milestone.

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Test Preparation

From high school students preparing for college entrance exams, to graduate school candidates, to working adults looking to return to school and earn a degree, Kaplan helps students at all stages of their lives and careers realize their dreams. We do this through an extensive selection of online and in-person courses, as well as a complete array of print books and digital learning products. This includes personalized preparation and private tutoring for more than 100 standardized tests, including SAT®, ACT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, USMLE®, NCLEX®, and Bar.

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Professional Licensure

A premier provider of licensing exam prep and continuing education for busy professionals, Kaplan helps individuals obtain and maintain in-demand certifications and designations in the financial planning, insurance, securities, real estate, engineering, architecture, and accounting industries.

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College and University Partnerships

With a holistic range of services, products, and capabilities, Kaplan continues to develop unique education experiences that create opportunities and improve students’ lives. We also work directly with colleges and universities, helping them differentiate themselves and reach more students globally through various customizable offerings.

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Corporate Learning and Advising

Our customized business solutions improve employee productivity and opportunities for career advancement through expert-led training and support, helping businesses attract, develop, and retain talent while staying ahead of constant change. Kaplan has more than 20 years of educational advising and career assistance with a single goal—to make sure our students and partners succeed.

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Language Training

Among the world's largest language schools, Kaplan helps students enrich their lives and careers through English, German, and French training programs in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Our Values

At Kaplan, we are driven by the values that guide us. We follow six key principles that embody our commitment to the success of our students and partners. Our goal is to continue growing, innovating, and empowering people to achieve their ultimate goal—to advance.

Our Core Values

  • Act with Integrity

    We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in everything we do.

  • Support and Empower

    We give you the tools you need to succeed.

  • Grow Knowledge

    We offer expert resources to help you achieve your academic and career best.

  • Champion Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

    We work to create a more equitable world, where all learners can develop, advance, and thrive.

  • Drive Results Together

    We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals—we succeed when you succeed.

  • Create Opportunity

    We open doors and broaden access to education.

Fast Facts

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  • 10K+

    Employees

  • 27

    Countries

  • 12,000

    Business Clients

  • 4,000

    Educational Clients

  • 80+

    Years Transforming Students’ Lives

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Graham Holdings Company

For more than 30 years, Kaplan, Inc. has been part of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC), which is known for strong financial stability and diversified offerings, and has become its largest subsidiary. Based in Arlington, VA, Graham Holdings is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, and online, print, and local TV news, home health and hospice care, and manufacturing.