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Kaplan Credegree™ Program

Pair your academic program with industry-recognized credentials to differentiate your university and prime your students for career success.

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Empower Students and Set Your University Apart

Your graduates are entering a competitive professional world—help them stand out by equipping them with the skills and credentials employers value most. The Kaplan Credegree™ program lets you pair a traditional four-year degree with leading professional education and licensure prep. This empowers your students to gain in-demand skills and credentials as they earn their education, preparing them for ongoing career success while helping you build a pipeline of marketable, work-ready graduates.

Close the Workforce Skills Gap

  • Complement Your Curriculum

    Augment academic programs by teaching practical and professional skills highly valued by today’s employers.

  • Access 120+ Education Offerings

    The Credegree™ portfolio offers a vast range of education and licensure courses in project management, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and more.

  • Adapt to a Changing Workplace

    Kaplan equips students with relevant and required skills, so they’re prepared for the workplace challenges of today—and tomorrow.

  • Curate and Customize Your Offering

    Kaplan works with your university to build a mix of Credegree™ offerings unique to your institution and tailored to the needs of your students.

Real Benefits for Students

For 80+ years, Kaplan has been a trusted provider of forward-thinking educational training. With the Kaplan Credegree™ program, we offer 120+ industry-recognized credentials across an expanding portfolio of career tracks.

  • 4x

    Managers are 4x more likely to hire liberal arts majors with a credential. ①

  • 72%

    Of students surveyed, 72% expressed interest in a credential. ②

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Build the Value of Your Degree

Students see enrollment in your institution as an investment. Be sure they look back on it as a good one. Augmenting your curriculum with the Kaplan Credegree™ portfolio allows students to build distinctive professional identities that get noticed by employers—like pairing a liberal arts degree with a financial qualification, such as the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) designation. A 2019 Quest Research Group survey found more than 70% of respondents agreed that the Kaplan Credegree™ offering would help college students to have a more well-rounded education and overall skill set.

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Give Your Graduates an Edge

Align Kaplan Credegree™ offerings with your curricula to give students an advantage over their peers in the professional marketplace or grad school. Kaplan offers a robust range of financial, medical, and technology certifications to help students find rapid employment after graduation or gain admission to the graduate programs that will define their professional trajectory.

Offer Education in Today’s in-Demand Industries

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    Empower careers in business with accounting, marketing, and securities certifications.

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    Produce all-star project managers with certifications in agile, CAPM®, and more.

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    Prepare tomorrow’s medical professionals with leading MCAT®, USMLE®, and nursing exam prep.

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    Provide prep for platform-specific tech certifications, including AWS, Azure, Cisco, and more.

Provide Your Students with a Competitive Advantage With Our Credegree™ Portfolio


Explore the Credegree™ Portfolio

Today’s colleges and universities are aware of the benefits of alternative credentialing. In fact, 74% are at least experimenting with it in their institution. Yet, a mere 3% are making major investments in their offering.

View the Kaplan Credegree™ portfolio and get more information about each course and prep offering.

Contact Our Team

Interested in how we can partner, or have a unique challenge you want to solve together? Get in touch with a member of our University Partners team.

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  2. Source: Student Voice. “Career Prep and COVID-19,” Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse.

  3. Source: “Credegree​​™ Concept Survey,” Quest Research Group, December 12, 2019, with 1,419 respondents of 2,000 people surveyed.

  4. “The Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE): Behind the Numbers,” CHLOE 3 Report, 2019.