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Awards

About Kaplan
Awards

Kaplan’s programs have been recognized worldwide for innovation in educational delivery and technology. We have worked hard over the years to provide the tools our students and clients need to succeed in their goals. The awards are gratifying. The outcomes are better.

Service/Product Accolades

Kaplan Business School in Australia won a 2021 PIEoneer Award in the Student Support category for KBS’s COVID-19 Student Welfare Plan.

Further, Kaplan HE (AUS) and The University of Adelaide (Melbourne campus) were the runner up for “Public/Private Partnership of the Year.”

The PIE is the leading trade publication for the international education sector.

In the QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey National Report published in March 2021, students rated Kaplan Business School higher than every public Australian university on the metric of Quality of Entire Educational Experience. In the same survey, postgraduate students ranked KBS in the Top Three among business schools for Teaching Quality—higher than every public Australian university.

The University of Essex Online, delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, won the best online classroom experience category at the Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021.

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards celebrate the very best universities across the world and are the only such awards that capture student feedback about their study experience. The Awards are delivered by Studyportals in collaboration with the British Council, IELTS, and Unibuddy.

The University of Essex Online, delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, achieved a 95% overall satisfaction rating in the National Study Survey (NSS) in 2021.

Dublin Business School (part of Kaplan International) scored above average in the annual Irish Survey of Student Engagement* in all categories for satisfaction based on students’ experience with the college during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When asked whether students felt connected to their institution, DBS students scored us 14 percentage points higher than the average of all higher education institutions in Ireland and 22 points higher than the Irish-ranked universities.

*DBS has been participating in the StudentSurvey.ie since 2020 and is the only private provider in Ireland to do so.

Dublin Business School was awarded 4 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System, among a select group of higher education institutions worldwide. In addition to the overall rating, DBS earned a rating of 5 Stars for Online Learning and Inclusiveness and 4 Stars in several other areas including teaching, employability, and academic development.

Kaplan UK ranked 8 in RateMyApprenticeships’s Top Training Providers 2021–2022 (up from 10 in 2020–2021).

This award is based solely on the reviews of apprenticeships on RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk.

Kaplan UK won a 2021 PQ Private Sector Accountancy College of the Year Award in recognition of our response to COVID, which included moving courses and thousands of students online within a few short weeks.

“Best of the Best” for MCAT® prep books: Kaplan’s MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2020–2021: Online + Book + 3 Practice Tests Proprietary Edition

“Best of the Best” for SAT® prep books: Kaplan’s SAT Prep Plus 2021: 5 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video

“Best Bang for the Buck” for GRE® prep books: Kaplan’s GRE Prep Plus 2020: Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile

“Best Bang for Your Buck” for PSAT® prep books: Kaplan’s PSAT/NMSQT 2022 Practice Tests and Strategies and Barron’s PSAT/NMSQT Study Guide with 4 Practice Tests

“Best of the Best” for GMAT® prep books: Manhattan Prep’s All the GMAT: Content Review + 6 Online Practice Tests + Effective Strategies to Get a 700+ Score

The College for Financial Planning—a Kaplan Company was designated a Military Friendly School for the 2021–2022 cycle.

The College for Financial Planning—a Kaplan Company named the #1 Instructor-led Online Certificate Program for the CFP® exam by Wealth Management magazine.

Kaplan UK won a 2021 Learning Technologies Awards for Best Learning Game with our client Lloyds Banking Group and Interpretive for an interactive game called BizCafe, which is used to help to train apprentices in the financial services area. The judges wrote in part: “They took the challenges of suddenly having to work virtually and created a stronger solution than had existed before with better results for the learners and the business. A worthy winner.”

“Great Place” Accolades

Newsweek selected Kaplan to its 2021 Most Loved Workplace list — the top 100 U.S. companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work! Produced in collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company, the Newsweek list is based on a survey of 800,000-plus workers nationally.

Kaplan was named one of South Florida’s Top Workplaces for 2021 by the Sun Sentinel, the region’s largest-circulation daily newspaper.

The Sun Sentinel ranking was based on a survey of about 1,000 Kaplan employees working in South Florida, our company’s headquarters, and measured 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including company leadership, communication, career growth, working environment, managerial skills, wages, and benefits.

Kaplan UK is rated a “Very Good Company to Work For” in the United Kingdom for 2021* by Best Companies. We’re also among the Top 25 companies in the education/training sector.

Best Companies to Work For Lists and Best Companies Accreditation are recognized in the UK as the standard in workplace engagement; the ratings are used by potential employees to determine where to apply for work.

*2021 rating based on 2020 KPUK engagement survey.

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