About Us



​Kaplan is one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers. Throughout our more than 75-year history, Kaplan has been a beacon for expanding educational access and a leader in instructional innovation. 

We prep high school students for the SAT, so they can enter college and become teachers or engineers or whatever they dream. We help doctors and nurses pass their licensing tests, so they can save lives. We help adult learners—many of whom are working individuals juggling competing responsibilities of home, work, and school—change or start careers by earning a college degree.

We help universities attract international students, providing educational pathways from their home countries to the schools of their choice. We provide corporate training to improve employee productivity and progression through professional certifications and licensing exams, so enterprises can better serve their customers and communities. We are one of the world’s largest English-language tutoring specialists, helping individuals expand their opportunities globally.

Whatever the product, program or service, we’re constantly pursuing the mission of improving lives through education, one success story at a time.

Kaplan’s pioneering and leadership role in education is well documented. We created the test prep business and were an early leader in online education.  We have similarly been a leader in the New Economy Skills Training, which includes immersive computer coding “boot-camps” for people seeking to become web developers.  The company has also been a leader in adapting a learning engineering approach to course design and instructional delivery.

We continually strive to make the learning experience for our students the best we can with a rigorous focus on educational performance and results.

Our professional education programs in finance and accountancy are top-ranked in the US, UK and Australia.

Kaplan operates in over 30 countries and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses.  Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart from our competitors.

For a complete overview of Kaplan’s offerings, please see “Transforming Education To Transform Lives,” our company brochure.

Mission and Values

Our core values define our company culture and provide the framework for what we deliver to our customers and employees each day:

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in everything we do.
Support: We give you the tools you need to succeed.
Knowledge: We offer expert resources to help you achieve your academic and career best.
Opportunity: We open doors and broaden access to education.
Results: We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals – we succeed when you succeed.

Our Leadership in Instructional Design

The Kaplan Way for Instructional Design is an evidence-based strategy informed by decades of research that drives student outcomes effectively and efficiently. It applies learning science and the latest instructional technologies to understand expertise, design and deliver content, adapt to individual learners, measure progress, and continually revise educational courses and products. The strategy promotes innovation through piloting and rapidly scaling these trials once there’s evidence of success.

The Kaplan Way product quality checklist was created as a way to measure the degree to which an instructional product supports key learning principles. While especially useful in rating eLearning products, the checklist is equally suited for assessing face-to-face, text, blended, and other instructional delivery methods.

Fast Facts

1M+ Students Worldwide
19K+ Employees
30+ Countries
2600+ Business Clients
1000+ Educational Partners
75+ Years Transforming Students’ Lives


Graham Holdings Company

Kaplan, Inc. has been part of Graham Holdings, formerly The Washington Post Company, for more than 30 years and has become its largest subsidiary. Based in Arlington, VA, Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC), formerly The Washington Post Company, 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 custom manufacturing.

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