Kaplan University


Kaplan is an accredited university offering 170 degrees and programs. Prospective online business students can choose from graduate, undergraduate, certificate and diploma programs.


Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, a premier education provider with more than 70 campuses nationwide. Kaplan Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., is a leading global provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses.


Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Kaplan University School of Business and Management has been validated by the Committee on National Security Systems as meeting its standards for the Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI-4011 and Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI-4012 certificates.


Kaplan University offers degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels. At the associate level, Kaplan University Online offers degrees in accounting and business administration. At the bachelor’s level, accounting and business administration are offered online. Kaplan offers an online MBA program and a master’s in accounting, finance and management.


Kaplan University has a step-by-step admissions process that begins with contacting an enrollment adviser.

Undergraduate applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED; for graduate-level admissions, students must furnish—by the end of the fifth week of classes—an official transcript indicating completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Resources

The Kaplan Online Library offers access to more than 50,000 e-books and articles from professional, scholarly and trade journals. Services include book delivery and interlibrary loans; reference assistance via toll-free phone, email and live chat; real-time and multimedia instructional materials, and research collaboration with online library staffers.

Kaplan University students also have access to academic advisers from the start of the application process to graduation. Throughout the course of study, students have the opportunity to work with these faculty mentors to help them achieve academic success and explore professional opportunities. After graduation, the school’s career services counselors help students with job placement.