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Kaplan University Commencement Honors More Than 12,600 Online Graduates

Jun. 25, 2016

Dr. Peter Smith delivers keynote address

CHICAGO, IL – (June 25, 2016) –  Kaplan University online students came together today to celebrate their academic achievements at the University’s 2016 Commencement held at the Rosemont Theater outside of Chicago.

More than 12,600 online graduates were recognized for earning Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degrees from the Schools of Business and Information Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, Open College, Concord Law School and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Peter Smith, former Vermont Lieutenant Governor, United States Representative and Founding President of three higher education institutions including the Community College of Vermont, California State University and the Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU), addressed the graduates.

More than 1,000 graduates attended the ceremonies in person with their friends and families with thousands more watching and celebrating from around the world via a live webcast.

The ceremonies can be viewed at www.graduation.kaplan.edu

A complete list of graduates and photos are available upon request.

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 http://www.Kaplan.com.

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