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In 1973, the Andover Institute of Business was acquired by Educational Associates, Inc., a Maine company. Its name was later changed to Andover College, and it became the first school of its kind in Maine to receive accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Technical and Career Institutions. In 2005, Andover College joined the Kaplan community. The campus relocated to its current address on Western Avenue in South Portland in 2008, and soon after became a part of Kaplan University. With a sister campus in Lewiston, the South Portland campus offers students a choice of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in legal studies, business and management, and many other fields.
You know the importance of a solid education. At Kaplan University, we could give you just that. With personal attention, specialized courses, and career-focused degree and certificate programs, we could help you build the foundation needed to succeed in today's competitive markets. We welcome you to come see why enrolling at Kaplan University is a great choice.
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When you attend Kaplan University in South Portland, Maine, you get a convenient location that is easily accessible from Interstates 95 and 295. We are also located near the Portland International Jetport and the Maine Mall. This makes it easy to juggle your personal life, job responsibilities, and education.
Both the 24A and 24B South Portland Bus Routes stop in front of the campus, and there is also abundant parking on-campus in the lot surrounding the building.
Kaplan University, South Portland campus, offers a variety of student life activities that could help you further your personal and professional goals. APPEAL: This club is for paralegal students who are interested in taking their learning beyond the classroom. APPEAL organizes seminars and presentations on various legal topics as well as field trips to court, exposing students to the practical aspects of the law they study in their courses. Phi Beta Lambda: This association is for students who are interested in careers in entrepreneurial or business-related fields. Through co-curricular activities, the association strives to build competent business leaders; aims to increase understanding of American free enterprise; encourages scholarship and the establishment of career goals; promotes financial education and civic service; and helps its members develop character and self-confidence.
At Kaplan University, we are committed to your education, your goals—you. That's why we've introduced the Kaplan CommitmentSM. We believe you should have the opportunity to experience Kaplan University for an introductory period with no tuition obligation. It's part of our core principles that ground us, guide us, and ensure our dedication to helping you succeed.The Kaplan Commitment is a new way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. There's no financial obligation beyond the application fee. It's available to new students, online or on campus.Learn more about the Kaplan Commitment.
We strive to deliver a best-in-class educational experience with an unmatched commitment to your success. We understand that the decision to continue your education could help take your career to the next level. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an outcomes-focused institution that offers relevant programs in many of the nation’s fastest-growing fields. From day one, our curriculum will help you develop the skills to pursue a new career or advance in your current career.* This results-driven philosophy—along with support from our Career Services Department—is what enabled the South Portland campus to achieve a 97 percent job placement rate.†
Mr. Defoe has been the chair of the Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice Departments at Kaplan University (formerly Andover College) since 2000.
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† Overall campus average. Individual program rates may differ. Kaplan University calculates internal employment rates to ensure that its students are succeeding beyond graduation. Those rates are calculated as the number of students who graduated between July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, and were employed by December 31, 2012, divided by the total number of students who graduated between July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, and were available for employment. Graduates available for employment are
those graduates who do not have an employment waiver or are not otherwise
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