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Kaplan University Partners
We help universities adapt and grow

Kaplan University Partners
We help universities adapt and grow

Kaplan UP!

Kaplan is a multi-purpose strategic partner to leading U.S. colleges and universities. Kaplan University Partners (Kaplan UP!) works with these higher education partners and leverages the best insights and capabilities from across the global Kaplan portfolio to identify big, bold ideas for expanding access, enrollments and improving student outcomes.

Our institutional partners have distinctive missions and identities, are clear about who they serve, and relentlessly focus on superior student experiences and outcomes.

Using its powerful combination of unique national and global markets insights and Kaplan’s broad, diverse program and service offerings, Kaplan UP! develops highly tailored, multi-faceted solutions for these partners, with a particular focus on building better talent development systems.

Kaplan Credegree

Partner a traditional four-year degree program with Kaplan’s educational programs to enhance the job readiness and marketability of college students.

Research & Insights

  • It’s Time To Reinvent The Gap Year, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (April 26, 2020)Read the Article
  • Most Parents of High School Students Concerned Their Children Will Fall Behind Academically, Amid COVID-19 School Closures. Survey by Kaplan (March 2020)See the Results
  • 5 Ways To Include Diversity In Your College Planning Process And Career Development, by Nancy Lee Sanchez (Executive Director, Kaplan Educational Foundation), Forbes (March 3, 2020) Read the Article
  • Nearly 40 Percent of Pre-Med Students Say Stress Almost Caused Them to Drop their Plans to Become Doctors. Survey by Kaplan (March 2020) See the Results
  • ‘Employer U’ Is Here, And It’s Here To Stay, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Feb. 7, 2020) Read the Article
  • Percentage of College Admissions Officers Who Visit Applicants’ Social Media Pages on the Rise Again. Survey by Kaplan (January 2020) See the Results
  • Americans Rank A Google Internship Over A Harvard Degree, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Jan. 6, 2020) Read the Article
  • The Politics-Driven Law School Application Increase Continues. Survey by Kaplan (January 2020) See the Results
  • Ten Predictions For The Very Near Future Of Higher Education, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Nov. 27, 2019) Read the Article
  • Depressed Outlook for Business Schools Offers a Hint of Optimism for Potential MBA Applicants. Survey by Kaplan (November 2019) See the Results
  • Long Live The English Major – If It’s Paired With An Industry-Recognized Credential, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Nov. 21, 2019) Read the Article
  • Community Colleges And The Future Of Workforce Development, by Nancy Lee Sanchez (Executive Director, Kaplan Educational Foundation), Forbes (Oct. 24, 2019) Read the Article
  • College Applicants Are Concerned About Unfairness in Admissions, But Most Admissions Officers Say Widespread “Varsity Blues” Behavior is Uncommon. Survey by Kaplan (September 2019) See the Results
  • Erasing The Community College Stigma, by Nancy Lee Sanchez (Executive Director, Kaplan Educational Foundation), Forbes (April 20, 2019) Read the Article
  • Why Aren’t Graduates Ready For Work? They’re The Least Working Generation In U.S. History, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Mar 29, 2019)Read the Article
  • How Elite Universities Lose Their Luster, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Mar 21, 2019)Read the Article
  • Beyond The Scandals: How College Admissions Privilege Keeps Low-Income Students Out, by Nancy Lee Sanchez (Executive Director, Kaplan Educational Foundation), Forbes (Mar 19, 2019)Read the Article
  • Why College Will Soon Be About Credegrees And Co-Ops, by Brandon Busteed (President, Kaplan University Partners), Forbes (Mar 11, 2019) Read the Article
  • Going Global: Are graduates prepared for a global workforce? Whitepaper by Kaplan and The Economist Intelligence Unit (Sept 2016)Get the PDF

Kaplan University Partners

Learn more about Kaplan UP! and begin a conversation about how Kaplan can work with your college or university.

Contact Linda Gernes at kaplanup@kaplan.com

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