About South Portland Campus
"What I loved about Kaplan University was that my instructors had been in the field. They knew exactly what they were talking about. It was great to have people there that were willing to help you. And you weren't just a number, you were actually a person."
Jory Dyer, Associate of Applied Science in Global Travel and Hospitality Management Graduate
Kaplan University's programs offer opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth in a diverse global community. Each program provides the knowledge, technical skills, communication skills, and critical thinking needed to provide the foundation for your professional success.
Programs and Activities
The South Portland campus supports a wide variety of community foundations and organizations. These include the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities, the Southern Maine Human Resource Association, the United Way, and the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau, among many others.
Providing students with a dynamic, stimulating on-campus experience is part of Kaplan University’s ongoing commitment to excellence. Here’s just a sample of what’s happening:
Student Leader Program: Student leaders assist the Admissions Department and Student Services with college activities and events, orientations, the annual awards banquet, and the graduation ceremony. Members have GPAs of 3.0 or above, possess good communication skills, demonstrate positive attitudes, and are willing to help others.
Campus Activities: A wide variety of academic and social activities are held throughout the year, including:
- Theme-based registration tables
- Summer BBQ and holiday celebrations
- Twice-yearly blood drives
Our classes begin every 10 weeks as compared to most colleges that start every 16 weeks, so you can complete your professional training in less time. We provide flexible class schedules to make it easier to juggle the demands of home and work. Plus, we also have the ability to provide you with online classes for your convenience.
Career Services at Kaplan University
Your success is important to us, so our Career Services department is readily available to assist you with your individual career planning.We also provide guidance in any of our offered career programs and assist in program externship placement.
Your success beyond the classroom is important to us. We offer individual career planning and assessments to help you craft the most effective employment search strategies. Learn to write effective cover letters and resumes and sharpen your interviewing skills so that you can make a favorable first impression with prospective employers. We can also guide you in identifying job openings by using local newspaper classified ads and by searching the Internet.
Ongoing Career Services
We offer services such as professional development training and career planning resources and assistance. Even after you are employed, you may contact the school for assistance with updating resumes and use the resources available in the Career Services department.
Many students work on a part-time basis during school to help finance their education. If you require assistance in securing part-time employment while attending classes, the Career Services department will make every effort to assist you in your search.
South Portland, Maine Campus Location
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. In addition to the convenient location, the South Portland campus offers career services and facilities, including computer labs and medical assisting labs.
265 Western Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
Tel: 800.987.7734 (Toll Free)
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*This testimonial was solicited by Kaplan University. Views and opinions stated herein are the individual's and not necessarily those of Kaplan University. Individual student experiences may vary. Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will earn any specific salary or be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.