Kaplan University and the California Community Colleges Develop Online Option to Help California Students

Kaplan University and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today announced an agreement to allow California students to take single courses at the online University to help them fulfill their campus-based associate’s degree requirements. The agreement also allows California community college graduates to transfer to Kaplan University to complete online bachelor’s degrees at a reduced tuition rate.

"Kaplan University provides innovative educational opportunities that allow students to customize their education to meet their unique needs," said Gregory Marino, president of the Kaplan University Group. “Providing single course options for California community college students demonstrates the personalized approach for which Kaplan is known. It also allows California students to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree.”

The Kaplan University Community College Connection program allows California students to enroll in online Kaplan courses that have been approved by individual California community colleges. The Kaplan course credits will then transfer back to the students’ community college. Students in the Kaplan University Community College Connection program will be eligible for a 42 percent tuition reduction on their Kaplan University courses. Textbooks and instructional materials will be provided at no additional cost.

Students who complete their associate’s degree at a California community college and wish to transfer into a Kaplan University online bachelor’s degree program may enter the University’s Save My Credits Transfer program. The new program will allow California community college graduates to transfer credits from their associate’s degree to one of Kaplan’s online bachelor’s degree programs. Individuals enrolling through the Save My Credits Transfer programs will be eligible for a 10 percent tuition reduction.

Kaplan University provides a student-centered educational experience that combines a highly supportive environment with an outcomes-driven curriculum. The University offers a suite of personalized support services including career counseling, one-on-one academic advising, online tutoring and success diagnostics that help students craft a course of study that maximizes their career potential. It also allows students to customize their education through universal degree plans designed to allow students to transfer in previously earned college credits, military experience and qualified life credits. Kaplan also has 30 student clubs, professional organizations and honor societies.

For more information about Kaplan University’s initiatives for community college students and others with previous college experience, visit www.collegeconnection.kaplan.edu.

About the California Community Colleges
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation comprised of 72 districts and 110 colleges serving 2.9 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit www.cccco.edu.

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. Based in Davenport, Iowa, the University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Kaplan University offers more than 125 academic programs and serves more than 63,000 online and campus-based students. In addition to its online operations, the University has 10 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska and Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 100,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest and fastest-growing division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit www.kaplan.edu/talent.


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