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Delaware Technical Community College and Kaplan University Collaborate to Create Connected Degree Opportunities

Oct. 16, 2017

HAGERSTOWN, MD and DOVER, DELAWARE – October 16, 2017 – Delaware Technical Community College and Kaplan University have entered into an articulation agreement that will give Delaware Technical Community College students the opportunity to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in five different academic programs at Kaplan University.

Under the agreement, students who have completed the following Delaware Technical Community College associate degrees with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will automatically be accepted into the following baccalaureate programs at Kaplan University:

• Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

• Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security Management Option – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security

• Associate in Applied Science in Human Services – Bachelor of Science in Human Services – Youth/Family Services and Administration

• Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management – Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

• Associate in Applied Science in General Business – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

According to Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard, “This agreement provides a valuable pipeline for our students and allows them to leverage the SEED Scholarship program on their journey toward a bachelor’s degree. In addition, having earned the status of Military Friendly School for the past three years due to our veteran support services, we appreciate Kaplan’s focus on helping our active duty military and veterans reach their academic goals.”

“This partnership will provide opportunities for the graduates of Delaware Tech to continue their education at an institution that understands who they are, where they come from and what they aspire to be. Kaplan University values the flexibility of providing quality education in an innovative and highly personalized online platform,” said W. Christopher Motz, President of the Maryland Campuses of Kaplan University. Motz noted that Kaplan University is also acknowledged as a Military Friendly School with three-in-ten students who are military-affiliated.

The agreement also includes Kaplan University tuition reductions for Delaware Tech students, alumni, and employees. While the articulation agreement provides a specific course-by-course transfer, it is not restrictive. Kaplan University evaluates course transfer to and from other programs.

For more information please visit KaplanMaryland.com or call 1-800-422-2670.

About Delaware Technical Community College

Delaware Technical Community College is a statewide multi-campus community college committed to providing affordable, open admission, post-secondary education that is relevant and responsive to labor market and community needs. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities that contribute to the economic vitality of the State, including career, general, developmental, and transfer education; workforce development; and lifelong learning. The College respects its students as individuals and as members of diverse groups and is committed to fostering student success in higher education as a means to economic and personal advancement.

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 29,200 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 one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 15,000 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 www.Kaplan.com.

Press contacts:

Director of Strategic Communication, Delaware Technical and Community College
Christine Gillan
Office: 302.857.1689
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