About the Kaplan Inc. family

About Kaplan, Inc.

Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of education and career services and a subsidiary of Graham Holdings.

Kaplan began over 75 years ago, when Stanley Kaplan started tutoring students in the basement of his parent’s home. Many of his students were from immigrant families, who wanted to learn English to pursue higher education and become a successful in America.

From these humble begins of one man teaching in one room, Kaplan, Inc. now has a vast global workforce, reaching students from all around the world through our various branches of the company.

University preparation and admission

Kaplan International Pathways works with a range of university partners to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate degree preparation courses for international students. 

Kaplan International Pathways UK

In the UK, Kaplan’s core partnerships with nearly 20 fantastic universities, including members of the Russell Group, means it can help international students gain access to the UK’s world-leading education system. Kaplan’s colleges give students the chance to adapt to life in the UK while taking a degree preparation course, ultimately helping them meet entry requirements for their preferred university. Courses are available for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Kaplan International Pathways USA

In the United States, Kaplan works with a selection of core partner universities to offer preparation programs that lead to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Programs are specially designed to match the needs of international students coming to study in a different country and culture. Direct admission services are also available to help international students navigate the university application process.

Test preparation

Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests for university and graduate school admissions and English-language proficiency. We also cover academic tutoring and pre-college test prep for students in their K through 12 years. In addition, Kaplan Test Prep offers programs to prepare professionals for a variety of licensing and advanced designation exams, as well as continuing education in various fields.

Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep provides an edge for high-achieving students seeking competitive academic and professional opportunities. Middle schoolers, college-bound teens, graduate school prospects, aspiring doctors, lawyers and English language learners rely on Kaplan to help them succeed on important exams. 

Kaplan Test Prep Europe

We help students pass exams for entry to college, for graduate programs, and for professional licensing. Get higher test scores with the world leader in test preparation. We have over 75 years of experience, and our depth of knowledge, experience, and resources in helping students are unparalleled.

Higher education and other divisions

Kaplan Professional Education

The Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education offers professional certificate programs in the US that can help broaden your skill set and expand your career opportunities. This program is ideal for those looking to become a health care, business, or finance professional.   

Kaplan Financial

Kaplan Financial offers courses in 27 locations throughout the UK, as well as home study and online learning for UK and international students. Kaplan Financial also provides professional on-site training for many of the UK’s largest businesses. Programs include accountancy, vocational qualifications, and graduate degrees.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University is an accredited university, offering more than 200 degrees and programs. Choose from graduate, undergraduate, certificate, and diploma programs in fields ranging from business and technology to health sciences, fire sciences, legal studies, nursing, education and more.

Kaplan Online University

Kaplan's Online University offers online college courses through Kaplan University. Students can control their own schedules with classes running nearly 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our online tools and resources let the world become your classroom.