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About Kaplan

About Kaplan

Kaplan empowers students, professionals, universities, and businesses to keep advancing in an ever-changing world.

There’s a reason Kaplan has remained a leader in education for more than 80 years. Across 28 countries, with more than one million students, and thousands of business and educational clients and university partners, Kaplan has the expertise, passion, and continuous innovation to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Kaplan Is One of the World’s Largest Education Providers

Throughout our history, Kaplan has been a pioneer in expanding educational access and transforming learning through new technologies. We are always moving forward—innovating, adapting, and bringing education into the future. The vast breadth and scale of our capabilities and diverse offerings set us apart, allowing our students and partners to advance further, faster.

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.

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. Our instructors are passionate educators focused on helping students pass their licensing exams on the first attempt, applying real-world experience and focusing on each student’s success.

College and University Partnerships

Always the trailblazer, Kaplan continues to develop unique global education experiences that open doors and improve students’ lives. We also work directly with colleges and universities, helping them differentiate themselves and reach more students around the world through various customizable offerings, including:

  • University pathway programs that help international students earn a degree abroad
  • International student recruitment to help drive enrollment growth
  • Hosted campuses to help universities establish international teaching sites
  • Development and management of student residences and teaching centers
  • University support services and online enablement
  • Credegree™ initiatives to help universities bundle bachelor’s degrees with industry-recognized credentials
  • Industry-specific career services support through Kaplan Career Core™

Corporate Learning and Education Solutions

Kaplan gives businesses the edge to attract, develop, and retain talent while staying ahead of constant change. Our business solutions improve employee productivity and opportunities for career advancement through expert-led training and support, including:

  • Exam preparation
  • Professional licensure and certification
  • Corporate training
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Educational consultation services

English Language Training

Kaplan is one of the largest English language trainers in the English-speaking world, helping students enrich their lives and careers through language education. With schools in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, we teach tens of thousands of students from more than 150 countries. We also offer in-person programs in French, German, and Spanish.

Our Values

At Kaplan, we are driven by the values that guide us. We follow five 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.

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

Our 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.

  • Create Opportunity

    We open doors and broaden access to education.

  • Drive Results Together

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

Fast Facts

  • 1M+ Students Worldwide

  • 10K+ Employees

  • 28 Countries

  • 4,000+ Business Clients

  • 1,000+ Educational Clients

  • 80+ Years Transforming Students’ Lives


Kaplan delivers online courses in over 100 countries.

Graham Holdings Company

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

All organizational test names and other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with Kaplan or any of its subsidiaries. Click here to view a directory.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Kaplan cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

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