Kaplan University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 286 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize, City: Small, Suburb: Large, City: Midsize, Town: Remote, City: Large, Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 50,787 (40,118 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,310 - $10,180
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Pros of Kaplan are that you have a exceptional staff that is willing to help you. You don't have to call them because they will genuinly follow up with you to see how you doing. They actually care about whether or not you are excelling in your studies. They even offer an online Masters for certain programs which is great. After undergrad you are not necessarily offered alot of financial aid FINANCIAL AID = LOANS. So with the online option I still have a chance to work my full time job as well as prepare for exams. The only Con is that I have to take statistic and an advanced research methods course in my field
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

It's just as competitive as a "brick and mortar" school! I miss the social aspects of the traditional schools but am very happy that I've chosen Kaplan Online.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Kaplan has a well rounded program that is geared towards those who are already in the workforce and live busy lives.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The program courses are only six weeks so it can feel a bit rushed. However, the courses are great, and I have learned so much. I feel great about my choice of school and program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that the advisers are very comforting thought-out the entire period of being in school. Although I am an online student, I felt as if I was there in campus. Cons. include the tutoring center. Instructors take a while to understand questions. Hours are early or non existent on or near holidays.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I like that the whole program is online so it gives the freedom to go where I need to for career advancement and move when I need to.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

As a full time worker I found the online classes and scheduling to be fantastic. The classes were challenging and workload was about right.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

My Public Health graduate program at Kaplan University online afforded me the ability to obtain a Master's degree while being a single mom and working full-time. The program was challenging and kept me studying just as it should. The only area in which I would improve upon is the financial office should offer more assistance with helping student's find alternative ways to finance their education. Perhaps they could incorporate a grant or scholarship program that would educate students on how to apply for these so that they do not have to graduate with a lot of student loans.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I like the graduate program and have found the courses to be interesting; however, it is kind of disappointing that the school doesn't offer a counseling program that is accredited for the LPC licensure exam
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Kaplan is the first institution I've attended that promotes such high career support, especially if you are looking for a career. The graduate program is quite affordable, as opposed to many other institutions. The workload is quite manageable, although, depending on the class, if you have a career or a family it can be overwhelming. I like that I have the opportunity to and it is required to collaborate with my fellow classmates and my professor. Some claim that online schooling is difficult, while others claim it is simple and noncompetitive. I have found that my coursework has been equivalent, if not more intellectually challenging than the previous institution I attending, which was a top 100 national university.
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