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Kaplan University
254 Reviews
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Avg. time to find work: Employed prior to enrollment
% career related to degree: 79%
Average reviewer salary: $43,810

Kaplan University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Criminal Justice Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $30,000 % Degree Helped Career 33%
Info. Technology Average Rating
Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 75%
Healthcare Administration Average Rating
Percent Employed 50% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 25%

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Degree: Network and System Administration/Administrator
Graduation Year: 2014
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Getting ready to enter the last term that starts in a week, and get a blocked message saying I need to call FA. They tell me I have to get transcripts in now from pervious schools before my classes get unlocked . I am 11 weeks from graduating and I am just not getting this. So all of the hard work that I have put in over the last two years and now this. This school wonders why they don't have a good retention and graduation rate.

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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
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There are many issues that I have heard of in regards to other classmates having issues with Kaplan University but I haven't encountered any issues. College professors are not there to hold your hand, striving for higher education requires work. They explain the course and have live seminars where they discuss the material. We are able to email them and some even allow phone calls or text messages. People should not complain about the professors because it is our responsibility to learn the material without someone holding our hand, it is not elementary school. If you reach out for help you will get it! Financial aid and education advising will help you if you ask and even when you don't. Yes, if you register for too many classes per term you will have to pay the overage of the tuition that your financial aid will not cover, it is like a co-payment. BUT if you register for the allowed amount of classes your financial aid allows, for example my terms were 2 and 3 classes, you will not have out of pocket expenses. I have heard a few bad reviews and complaints but I NEVER had an issue because I always seek information, ask questions, and double check to ensure that the steps I am taking are the right ones. I don't require a babysitter! I have a 4.0, kids and a job. I have already gotten job offers due to the help of career services offered at Kaplan and I don't even graduate until September 2014.

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WORST ONLINE SCHOOL
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Degree: Legal Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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This school is terrible for helping students. The teachers are amazing it is the dean and academic support that is terrible. I had a 3.6 GPA and they would not let me take 4 classes instead of 3 so I could finish up my degree a semester early. They would never tell me why the request was denied by the dean. I had to fax in a form 3 times before someone was able to get it. THey are really unorganized and only seem to care about the money. If I didnt have just one semester left I would have left the school. They seem to not care about you once you are enrolled and almost done. Also, when I was registering for classes they messed up my start date and even 4 days before classes began it was all messed up and I was not able to start on time. I tried for 3 weeks to get a hold of my academic advisor and never could.

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Great Value
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2010
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Great school, always willing to help, very flexible. Good value for the cost. Quality of course work is adequate. I feel appropriately challenged in my course work. I like the online format, the campus portal is easy to use and most instructors are knowledgeable and offer real world experience.

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Great School
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
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To anyone looking to Kaplan University to extend their education, I would highly recommend this school. My experience with Kaplan has been outstanding, Kaplan offered me the opportunity to go back to school and earn my degree that otherwise would have remained out of my reach. I have had a great experience with all my Professors who have went above and beyond what they were required to do to ensure the students educational experience is top notch. It has taken a lot of hard work and sacrifice but I am grateful for the opportunity to finish my degree.

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Good School
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Degree: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2009
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I started Kaplan because I was working in a law firm as a legal assistant and I wanted to move up as a Paralegal. I loved the seminars, and the format of the website and classes. The entire time that I attended the school I enjoyed the learning experience. I attended approx. 1 year. I left there before obtaining my degree but while I was there I was making a 3.8 - 4.0 GPA. The one issue that I had with the school is that my academic adviser changed several times. I did have a few issues that I noticed another reviewer had. When my mother was on life support I was supposed to begin a class and my adviser was not helpful at all. She was very rude and did not help with trying to move my start date to the next time the class would begin. I was very disappointed in how she treated me during such a sorrowful time in my life. During my program, I fell down the steps at work and ended up having to have surgery on my back. Then I began getting clots (DVT's), and my hand turned blue because of a collapsed artery in my wrist caused when I fell down the steps. I was then told by a new adviser that I could take a medical/family leave. Wish someone had told me that when my mother was dying, but oh well. Due to medical issues I was advised by my doctors that I would not be able to go back to work. I was also told that I would not be able to type for long periods of time. I ended up not returning to school. Even though I had the one issue with the adviser I am very glad that I attended Kaplan. My experience with the instructors, classmates, the format of teaching, and website was awesome. May I suggest to other readers to really look at what other reviewers are saying. Decide for yourself if you feel their story is based off of one bad experience. Have one of the advisers walk you through a class. Then decide if this is the school for you. I know it was for me.

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FNP
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Graduation Year: 2006
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I'm currently a kaplan student taking the FNP program. I'm very happy and pleased with the way my education is progressing. My professors are amazing and knowledgeable. I'm a graduate student from UM, the only thing I have to say Kaplan is hard you have to study and as students we have to keep in mind that in our daily jobs and school you get what you put into. If you study hard and work hard then your hard work, dedication will pay off. I believe that once you finish a degree program you have to sit for the boards, and they are not different (state exams are the same) I like Kaplan University and I would absolutely recommended to anyone. We should never put a price on education.

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Yonaisa Jordana - 17 days ago

Dear Student,

If you graduated, did you pass the state boards?

Thanks,

YP

This school sucks
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Graduation Year: 2014
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Where so I start with this school!! The first problem that I have with them is that they aren't totally up front about costs. In the end of the medical office assistant program you have to pay for so many tests if you don't have them (TB, Varicella, drug, etc. ) before you can go on externship. Some of the instructor's don't have a clue about what they're doing. Many companies won't hire or even accept Kaplan students for whatever reason. Students are messy!!! This school has too many up front costs compared to other schools, and that's beyond ridiculous. I would never recommend this school to anyone they need to tighten up bog time.

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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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I have been with Kaplan since 2010 when I decided to go to college. I have recieved my Associates Degree and my Bachelors Degree. I am currently working on my Masters degree and I am enjoying it. I like the paced courses and the ability to do self sufficient research. I do not enjoy the financial cost, however, that comes with any college anywhere. It also goes with the saying, "You have to spend money to make money". Best of luck to anyone going. It was an amazing experience for me and I hope that the bad reviews do not sour Kaplans reputation!

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Worst Website Ever!!!!!!!
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
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The kucampas.kaplan.edu website is one of the most horrible student websites out there. Be prepared to start logging onto the website for your seminar about 30-45 mins prior to the start of your seminar, otherwise, you will NEVER get in. The website cannot handle a large number of students logging onto the website for seminar so EVERY WEEK in the evening/night time the website has technical difficulties causing at least 30-45 mins delay just to get on the website. So if you do not start logging in 45 mins prior to your seminar, expect to be late and experience major website technical difficulties. Plus, during the time they are experiencing technical difficulties and you call tech support, they will NOT answer the phone and tell you to call back in 30 mins. The biggest waste of my time, just for this I would NOT recommend Kaplan University to anyone because this can affect your school.

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