Andover College Becomes Kaplan University

Change Brings Expanded Learning Opportunities

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--()--Andover College in Maine is now Kaplan University.

This alignment of Kaplan Higher Education institutions is intended to provide students with a wider selection of program offerings and new online learning opportunities previously unavailable to Andover College students. Located in South Portland and Lewiston, the campuses are now among 12 Kaplan University campuses across the nation.

“Andover College, which dates back more than 140 years through its Casco Bay College roots, has a rich history of serving the greater Portland and Lewiston communities,” said Kaplan University President Wade Dyke. “Now, we are building upon that legacy and are committed to providing students with a high-quality education that offers flexibility by combining campus-based and online educational options for today’s student.”

The alignment provides campus students greater flexibility to pursue blended-learning options by offering both online and campus-based courses. Previously, Andover College courses of study included certificate and degree programs in allied health, business, information technology and criminal justice, among others. Becoming a part of Kaplan University now allows students to explore additional degrees online, including master’s degrees.

“A Kaplan University education will give students the opportunity to enter or advance in some of the fastest-growing professional fields in the greater Portland and Lewiston areas,” said Christopher Quinn, president of Andover’s South Portland and Lewiston campuses. “We will continue to work closely with local employers to prepare our students for fields that reflect employment needs in the communities we serve.”

Kaplan University now serves nearly 1,800 online and campus-based students across Maine.

Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 119,000 students through 70-plus campus-based schools and online operations across the United States. Its online institutions include Kaplan University and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest and fastest-growing division. For more information, visit www.portal.kaplan.edu.

Contacts

Kaplan University
Abby Hunt, 312.385.1421
ahunt@kaplan.edu

Release Summary

Andover College Becomes Kaplan University

Contacts

Kaplan University
Abby Hunt, 312.385.1421
ahunt@kaplan.edu