Transforming Lives for More Than 80 Years
Stanley Kaplan starts tutoring students in the basement of his parents’ Brooklyn home. Many of his students were from immigrant families, eager to pursue higher education and achieve success in America.
Kaplan, which by the 1980s grew to more than 100 centres around the U.S., was acquired by The Washington Post Co. (now called Graham Holdings Co.).
Kaplan enters the higher education market with the acquisition of Quest Education Corp., a publicly traded network of career colleges. Higher education becomes Kaplan’s biggest business.
Kaplan offers three online higher education programmes to just 34 students. Over the next decade, these grew to more than 175 online programmes serving thousands of students, most of them working adults.
Kaplan furthers its international expansion with the acquisitions of The Financial Training Company (U.K. and Asia) and Dublin Business School (Ireland).
Kaplan broadens its offerings in Singapore by acquiring the Asia Pacific Management Institute in May 2005 to meet the demand for professional and postgraduate education.
The Washington Post Co. officially declares itself an “education and media company” to reflect the rise of Kaplan within the company.
Andy Rosen appointed as the Chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc.
CEO Andy Rosen’s book, “Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy“, attracted critical acclaim for its insights on the status of U.S. higher education and call for change to improve learning outcomes, expand access, lower costs, and increase accountability. The book’s publication also helped underscore Kaplan’s important contribution to the ongoing education debate about how best to improve student performance.
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