Kaplan has been recognized for its commitment to being a great place to work. In 2015, Forbes named Kaplan among the Top 100 Best Employers in America. Kaplan ranked #92 among 500 U.S. employers across 25 industries, compiled from a survey of 20,000 employees asked how likely they would be to recommend working for their organization. In 2017, FlexJobs ranked Kaplan one of the Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs. Of the 47,000 companies analyzed, Kaplan came in at #15 for options for remote work promoting work-life balance, comparable to leaders in other industries like Wells Fargo and Salesforce.
For two years running (2013 and 2014), Kaplan Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred private higher education institution in that city-state in surveys conducted by The JobsCentral Learning website.
University of Essex Online, in partnership with Kaplan Open Learning, achieved an overall student satisfaction rating of 93% on the 2013 National Student Survey rankings, which puts it alongside the top ranked university in the UK.
For two years running (2013 and 2014), Dublin Business School has been ranked the Best Business School in Ireland by an editorial panel of InBusiness, the trade magazine for Chamber Ireland (Irish Chamber of Commerce).
Open College at Kaplan University has been recognized with a 2015 Open Education Award for Outstanding Site from the Open Education Consortium. In addition, Founder and President of the Open College at Kaplan University, Dr. Peter Smith, has been recognized with a Leadership Award from the Open Education Consortium. The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the open education community.
The U.S. Department of Education’s “Ed Tech Developer’s Guide: A Primer for Developers, Startups and Entrepreneurs” (April 2015) references Kaplan’s best-practice approach to assessing whether an edtech product or service aligns with learning science principles, increasing the odds it will produce good outcomes for students. The federal education guide directs edtech developers to follow the “Kaplan Way” checklist for learning.
James Walker, Creative Industries Tutor at Kaplan’s Nottingham Trent International College was awarded the Guardian’s 2015 University Award for Teaching Excellence for his project ‘Dawn of the Unread’.
Kaplan Test Prep was the winner of three educational software awards in 2013. Leading edtech publication ComputED Gazette gave their 18th Annual EDDIE awards to Test Prep’s MCAT Advantage-On Demand and LSAT Advantage-On Demand products (in thePost-Secondary Category) and SAT Quiz U iPad app (in the High School Category).
For the tenth consecutive year, Military Advanced Education & Transition has recognized Kaplan University as a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education.