Kaplan University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 264 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize, , City: Small, Suburb: Large, City: Midsize, Town: Remote, City: Large, Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 84,514 (66,414 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,473 - $11,009
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- Convenience, friendly and helpful advisors and staff, introduces students to broad topics within field of study Cons- Some material was considered to be irrelevant to coursework and program
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

The convenience of the online format is fantastic for those who have commitments that make doing a full time graduate program difficult. However drawbacks include difficulties making real connections with faculty and classmates.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2012

The program was great! It was nice to learn about the education world from so many different perspectives. I had teachers who were in every stage of their career from teachers to administrators to retired. I also love the classes. They were just the right size to encourage discussion. The students I took classes with were excellent and from a variety of backgrounds. We had international students as well as from all over the United States. The more general classes had people from every discipline birth through college and all different subjects. The classes themselves were easy for me. The one thing I wish is that I had kept in better contact with some of my classmates. I wish I knew what was going on in their lives. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about the program there. Recently, some articles have come out that the school is trying to take advantage of students; however, as long as you take your classes and do your work, I found the cost comparable to other programs I was looking at that would have also required me to live on campus and would have taken twice as long to complete.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

So far, I've felt like the program is decent. The only thing I dislike is that the courses are set up/designed by an administrator, so sometimes the class is being taught by someone that isn't really ideally suited for that particular class. That's not to say they cannot teach the class decently, but there are occasions where a class is taught by someone that appears to have the same knowledge as the students learning it (rather, it appears they are learning it as they go, too).
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

What I like about my graduate program is it's flexibility, I'm still able to do the work at my own pace and complete it on time. The cons about this program is their isn't any interns available, that will allow you also gain experience while pursuing your education.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Since the school is technically an online school but in my areas we do have a local campus, there were some things I was unable to rate. I am very happy with my choice to obtain a bachelors and a masters from Kaplan University and can't think of a better place to be a part of.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The great things about this program are the advisor support, learning center accessibility and communication with professors. Although my program is 100% online, I do not feel like a number or lost in cyber space as a student. There is always an open line of communication! So far I have no cons for my program :)
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are that all the courses are online so I am able to work full-time and attend school. The cons of my graduate program are that the teachers expect too much out of students and it gets overwhelming at times.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- convenience, accessibility, helpful and knowledgeable staff Cons- none
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently enrolled in the online Masters of Nursing program, and my experience up until now has been nothing but positive. The instructors offer great feedback and the workload is very manageable. I would recommend Kaplan to anyone seeking an advanced degree.
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