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Kaplan University Opens First Student Support Center in Rochester, MN

Apr. 13, 2016

New location offers additional resources and convenience for local Kaplan University students

ROCHESTER, MN – (April 13, 2016) –  Kaplan University and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of the University’s first Student Support Center. Approximately 45 people were in attendance including Rochester Chamber of Commerce executives and members, Kaplan University staff and community members.

“Kaplan takes great pride helping adult learners pursue a college education while continuing with their busy lives,” said Julie Valencia, Campus President of Kaplan University Rochester Student Support Center and Mason City Campus, during the event. “The new Kaplan University Student Support Center helps us do this while also bringing us closer to the community here in Rochester.”

Located at 115 N. Broadway in Rochester, MN, the Student Support Center provides a thoughtfully planned space with resources for students to meet, study and network. Current Kaplan University students will also benefit from the tutoring resources available on site. One-fourth of the nearby Mason City, IA campus students are from the southeast Minnesota area. New students can obtain information about online programs and courses and those offered on campus.

The University plans to partner with local businesses for their training needs and needs of their employees, as well as, become an active community member.

The Student Support Center is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found at

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University serves approximately 40,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 14 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin, and a Kaplan University Learning Center in Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which 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. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 19,000 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

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