Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2018.This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.   

Career Focused

  • Coursework emphasizes the skills you need to succeed in the real world
  • Career services before and after graduation*

Transfer Credit for Prior Learning

  • Bachelor’s degree graduates with transfer credits save an average of $27,000 in Kaplan University tuition†

Support When You Need It

  • One-on-one educational advising
  • No-cost tutoring in math, science, and writing

Affordable Tuition

  • Scholarships can reduce your undergraduate tuition by $500 per term‡
  • Federal financial aid may be available to those who qualify§

Military-Friendly University

  • Flexible programs to support those who balance career, duty, family, and their studies



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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

† Kaplan University online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2015–2016 academic year and entered their program with eligible transfer credits saved an average of $27,000 toward the total degree. Campus tuition and transfer credit savings vary by location. Savings based on overall cost of completion without transfer credit. Calculation based on total transfer credit times cost per credit in student’s program of study. Individual savings will vary. Calculation includes campus and military students.

‡ Available only to first-time enrollees in undergraduate degree programs. Students enrolled in master's degree or certificate programs are not eligible. Scholarship savings vary by program and amount of transfer credits, if any, awarded. Maximum amount is $8,500, which requires receiving the maximum scholarship per term ($500) for 17 terms. Students studying toward associate’s degrees or who receive transfer credit typically study for fewer than 17 terms and do not receive maximum savings. Eligibility rules and other terms apply; consult an Admissions Advisor. Scholarships subject to change and/or discontinuation. Cannot be combined with other Kaplan University scholarships, discounts, or grants or Kaplan University Tuition Cap pricing.

§ Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need. 

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Kaplan University, located in Davenport, Iowa, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

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Quick Facts

  • Online Quizzes - Many classes have a quiz at the end of each lesson, which provides you with instant feedback on what you've learned.
  • Message Boards - Each week's lesson includes interaction between students and their instructors on our message boards. This provides the chance to expand your learning through discussions or get advice from a professor or class peers.
  • Web Field Trips - Students conduct research using various Internet research sites and are asked to take notes in their online learning journals for discussion later.
  • Seminars - Students participate in interactive seminar sessions with their classmates and instructor. The seminars help create a significant and enriching exchange within students' online learning experience.