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For Second Consecutive Year Kaplan University Ranks Among the Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Jan. 7, 2015

DAVENPORT, IA – (January 7, 2015) – Kaplan University has been named among the Universities with the Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row.

“Being recognized again by U.S. News & World Report points to the excellence, dedication and innovation of our faculty and staff who provide Kaplan University students with a high-quality, education,” commented Dr. Wade Dyke, President of Kaplan University.

For over 75 years, Kaplan University has strived to be a lifelong partner for career improvement with a personalized and flexible approach for our students. The University uses a variety of approaches and resources to help students succeed. This includes increasing the number of available seminars, the acceptance of a student’s transfer credits and assessing a student’s prior learning for college credit. It also includes offering innovative ways to use open online courses specifically through Open College at Kaplan University.

The news website has produced the measurement and annual rankings of online colleges and universities report for four years. Kaplan University has submitted data for the 2014 and 2015 rankings. Nearly 300 schools elected to participate in the 2015 online rankings.

To create the ranking list, U.S. News & World Report chose factors that weigh how online programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. The publication assessed schools based on four general categories including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation and student services and technology. Additional information about the ranking and methodology is available at the publication’s website.

In May, Kaplan University also ranked 20th among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

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 (www.hlcommission.org). Kaplan University serves approximately 46,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan’s higher education institutions serves approximately 61,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States and offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12.

Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

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