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Press Release

April 2, 2015

Kaplan Named One of America’s 100 Best Employers by Forbes

Ken Brown

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC), was named among the top 100 of “America’s Best Employers for 2015” by Forbes Media. Kaplan ranked #92 on Forbes’ ranking of 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.

Kaplan is also one of only 26 organizations in the education category-and the only proprietary education company-included in the list. With 17,000 U.S.-based employees, Kaplan offers higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 services to individual students, businesses and institutional partners across the globe. For more than 75 years, Kaplan and its employees have been recognized for their pioneering role in expanding educational access and being on the front-line in terms of adapting technology advancements, learning science, and course-level assessments to help achieve provably better results for their students. The company has also been named one of the most innovative education companies world-wide by Fast Company magazine (2014).

“Kaplan is honored and proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers,” said Kaplan, Inc. CEO Thomas Leppert. “Every day Kaplan’s employees are focused on changing our students’ lives, whether it’s earning a degree to open up new employment opportunities, passing an exam that affords a better education, or securing a professional credential that brightens one’s career prospects. Succeeding in this mission depends on having smart and dedicated employees and an inclusive, value-focused company culture. This recognition, by such a well-respected publication like Forbes, is a tribute to the hard work of everyone at our company.”

Forbes Media surveyed over 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people for its America’s Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation.

About Kaplan

Kaplan, Inc. serves over 1.2 million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Across its 75-plus year history, first as small test-prep pioneer and then an early online education leader and now a global education provider, Kaplan has been recognized for expanding educational access and using technology and learning science innovations to continually improve outcomes for its students and partners. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 22,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses.

Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit

Media contacts:

Ken Brown
Office: (212) 974-6228

Amy Hawkinson
Office: 954-515-3603

Russell Schaffer
Office: (212) 453-7538

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