About Kaplan University
Kaplan University (KU) is a for-profit college owned by Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Graham Holdings Company. The university is predominantly a distance learning institution, and also maintains 15 physical locations across the United States. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the nation's seven major accrediting bodies. Kaplan University was named in honor of Stanley H. Kaplan, who founded Kaplan Test Prep. In 2017, Indiana's Purdue University bought Kaplan University with the aim of making a nonprofit institution and a new online university, pending approval by the HLC.