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Kaplan Credegree
Providing students with a competitive advantage

Kaplan Credegree
Providing students with a competitive advantage

Enhance Job Readiness With Kaplan Credegree™

Kaplan is the recognized leader in online education and credential training for individuals and organizations around the world. Kaplan Credegree is designed to enhance the job readiness and marketability of college students by partnering the traditional four-year degree program with Kaplan’s educational programs. This allows students to complete their four-year degree while earning industry-recognized credentials that are highly valued by employers.

Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

It’s no surprise that students and parents look at universities as an important path toward preparing for a career. However, while the traditional academic experience creates a solid foundation for students, a skills gap often exists when graduates enter the workforce.

Only 11% of business leaders strongly agree that college graduates are well-prepared for success in the workplace.1

70% of respondents agreed that a Credegree would help college students have a more well-rounded education and overall skill set.2

The Strong Appeal of a Credegree

Employers value the knowledge and skills obtained through the process of earning a degree and have indicated that the amount of knowledge a job candidate has in the field is an important factor to managers making hiring decisions. Considering that a more knowledgeable student has greater appeal to potential employers, it’s not surprising that there is strong interest in Credegrees.

Benefits for Universities

Right now, only 3% of institutions are making a major investment in alternative credentialing programs but 74% are at least experimenting.3 Kaplan works with universities to develop a customized mix of credential programs based on what makes the most sense for their respective degree programs and student needs. Universities that offer Kaplan Credegrees can benefit by:

  • Positioning graduates more effectively for future careers.
  • Increasing the tangible and perceived value of a graduate’s degree.
  • Creating a consistent pipeline of work-ready graduates.
  • Being positioned for more corporate partnerships through the additional breadth and depth of
    offering.

Credential Prep Offerings

For over 80 years, Kaplan has been a trusted provider of forward-thinking educational training
programs. We offer programs for nearly 100 different industry-recognized credentials and across a
continually expanding portfolio of career tracks.

  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare

1 “What America Needs To Know About Higher Education Redesign”, Gallup and Lumina Foundation, February 14, 2014

2 “Credegree Concept Survey”, Quest Research Group, December 12, 2019

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

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