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Kaplan University was founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa, under the name American Institute of Commerce. The name was changed years later in 2001 to Kaplan University in honor of Stanley H. Kaplan, a businessman who offered tutoring services to immigrants. Today, Kaplan has more than 40,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students come in all ages from places all across the country.
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With the choice between on-campus or online, Kaplan offers flexibility that few universities or colleges can offer. Perfect for the working adult or stay-at-home mom, Kaplan can help you earn that long-awaited degree while still managing your loads at work and home.
Get ready to open your pocketbooks-and take out a hefty loan. Kaplan is not cheap. At all. A degree for a resident without any transfer credits will cost anywhere from $46,000 to nearly $67,000.
Chances exist that if you decide to transfer from Kaplan to another college or university that your credits won't go with you. It's possible that you could expend time, money and effort taking multiple classes and having it be for naught, as not all courses will transfer to other institutions. Students need to be keenly aware whether their classes will transfer.
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