Exhaustive peer review process reconfirms approval of University’s
educational programs and integrity of operations through 2025-2026
DAVENPORT, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#University—Kaplan
University, today announced that it has received Reaffirmation of
Accreditation by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the
Higher Learning Commission. The determination continues Kaplan
University’s regional accreditation through its 2025-2026 academic year.
The regularly scheduled reaffirmation process included a thorough peer
review of Kaplan University’s assurance argument which was complemented
by site visits to seven Kaplan University ground campuses.
“We are very pleased with this outcome as it recognizes our faculty and
staff’s tireless dedication to making a positive lasting difference for
our students and the greater community,” said Dr. Betty Vandenbosch,
President of Kaplan University. Dr. Vandenbosch noted that with this
reaffirmation, Kaplan University has been given the choice of an
accreditation pathway to follow until the next reaffirmation in
“Kaplan University remains steadfast in its longstanding commitment to
provide its students with a high quality affordable education that gives
them a good return on their educational investment,” said Kay K. Runge,
chairperson of Kaplan University’s Board of Trustees.
Founded in 1895, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is one of six
regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits
degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North
Central region, which includes 19 states. Recognized by both the U.S.
Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation, the HLC accredits approximately one-third of U.S.
regionally accredited public and private institutions.
More information about Kaplan University’s Accreditation can be found here.
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
33,000 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 www.Kaplan.com.