Kaplan University’s Third Annual Academic Report Shows Increased Number of Graduates and High Student Satisfaction Business Wire DAVENPORT, Iowa -- April 22, 2013 Kaplan University (KU) has published its Third Annual Academic Report for the 2011-2012 academic year. The report shows an increase in graduates with more students electing to pursue their education online. Additionally, a greater percentage of Kaplan University students are pursuing advanced degrees. Covering the academic year beginning on July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, the report also details information about Kaplan University’s faculty, academic programs, and measurable student outcomes. The Academic Report also highlights results from a recent Kaplan University survey which revealed a 90 percent overall satisfaction rating among graduates, with 84 percent indicating they would recommend Kaplan University to others. Ninety-one percent felt that the education program met their expectations. “For the past three years, our Academic Report has served as an important source of information for our staff, students, and other stakeholders. It provides a review of year-over-year progress and helps us identify areas of opportunity and improvement,” said Kaplan University President Dr. Wade Dyke. “The report communicates the University’s goals and accomplishments and highlights our services to students and continued innovation in instruction.” “This year’s Academic Report illustrates Kaplan University’s ongoing dedication and commitment to provide our students with exemplary education through advanced curricula and career-centered learning and support,” added Kaplan University Provost Dr. Betty Vandenbosch. Among the many highlights: *Kaplan University conferred 18,350 degrees in the academic year, representing a 15 percent increase from the previous year (2010-2011). *Through Kaplan University’s transfer credit policies, 19,099 students received transfer credits in 2011-2012. More than one million (1,033,436) credits were awarded, equivalent to a total savings to students of nearly $350 million. *The average time to graduation dropped to 18 months compared to 25 months in 2009-2010 and 22 months in 2010-2011. *A larger proportion of KU students are pursuing graduate degrees. The percentage of KU students pursuing master’s degrees increased from 13 percent to 17 percent. The percentage has more than doubled (from 7%) since 2008-2009. *Sixty-five percent of Kaplan University students are older than 30, a slight increase from 2010-2011 (63%). *Ninety percent of students complete their coursework in online programs; ten percent enroll in campus programs. Campus students elected to take more than half (52%) of their coursework online, compared to 41 percent from last year’s report. *Kaplan University continues to be a military-friendly university with more than 9,000 KU students being active military, veterans, or military spouses or dependents. *Kaplan University is an outcomes-focused institution.Its course-level assessment framework specifies and measures outcomes in nearly every course for every student. Kaplan University uses the data to continuously improve its curriculum content and design. Nearly 600 courses were revised and 69 new courses developed last year. *From the survey of graduates: 90 percent of respondents reported being satisfied with their experience at Kaplan University; 84 percent would recommend Kaplan University to others; 91 percent indicated that the education program at Kaplan University met their expectations and that they experienced increases in annual income. The report can be accessed online at http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/Kaplan-University-Academic-Report.pdf. 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 (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 44,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers inMaryland,Wisconsin,Indiana,MissouriandFlorida. Kaplan Universityispart of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses.Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 65,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree.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-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visitwww.kaplanuniversity.edu. Contact: Kaplan University Stephen White, 954-515-3603 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaplan University’s Third Annual Academic Report Shows Increased Number of Graduates and High Student Satisfaction
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