Accreditation

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

For more information, visit their website at hlcommission.org. Use the links under "Contact Us" to reach the Commission.

Click here for information on Kaplan University's continued accreditation status with The Higher Learning Commission. For the featured news release, click here


Programmatic Approvals and Additional Accreditation

Select an area of study to learn more about additional approvals and accreditations and/or restrictions applicable to programs offered within that area.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    Behavior Analyst Certification Board

    has verified the course sequence of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® Examination.

    The BACB has also verified the course sequence of the Master of Science in Psychology’s applied behavior analysis concentration and the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. BACB can be contacted at:


    Behavior Analyst Certification Board
    8051 Shaffer Parkway
    Littleton, CO 80127
    Tel: 720.438.4321

    National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, the online Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions, and the online Graduate Certificate in Addictions are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). The NASAC can be contacted at:

    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Tel: 703.562.0211
    Website: nasacaccreditation.org

  • Business and Management

    Business Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

    ACBSP

    Programs in the School of Business and Information Technology have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation includes all of Kaplan University’s business degree programs, excluding its Master of Science in Finance. ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. 

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
    11520 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    Tel: 913.339.9356
    Fax: 913.339.6226
    www.acbsp.org

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

    Kaplan University's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning is a CFP Board-Registered Program in financial planning education. The Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning meets the specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. Individuals who meet CFP Board's education requirement are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification.

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

    The Society for Human Resource Management

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the following programs fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates:

    • Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in human resources 
    • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in human resources

    The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines—created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013—are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

    Program Management Institute General Accreditation Center Accreditation

    Project Management

    The Program Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) has granted accreditation to the following Kaplan University School of Business and Information Technology graduate programs:

    • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in project management
    • Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in project management

     

    To access the School of Business Performance Metrics, click here.

  • Education

    Education 

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    The Iowa certification track of the Master of Arts in Teaching program is approved by the Iowa State Board of Education for the secondary teaching concentration area:

     

    Grimes State Office Building
    400 East 14th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
    Tel: 515.281.5296

  • Health Sciences

    Health Sciences

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    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

    The Medical Assistant Certificate program offered at the following campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB): 

    • Iowa: Cedar Rapids (with an additional location in Cedar Falls), Davenport, Des Moines
    • Maine: Lewiston (with additional locations in South Portland and Augusta)
    • Maryland: Hagerstown
    • Nebraska: Lincoln (with an additional location in Omaha)

    Inquiries may be made at:

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
    Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    Tel: 727.210.2350
    Website: www.caahep.org

    The campuses in Iowa, Maine, Maryland, and Nebraska transferred accreditation from the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting to the Medical Assistant Certificate on September 24, 2015. The campus in Hagerstown, Maryland, voluntarily withdrew accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting in May 2015. The campus in Mason City, Iowa, voluntarily withdrew accreditation for the certificate program in February 2016. All students currently enrolled in the associate’s degree or certificate program will graduate from a CAAHEP-accredited program.

    Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

    The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program offered online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM can be contacted at:

    223 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Tel: 312.233.1100

    In order to sit for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) professional exams, students must successfully complete a formal educational program accredited by CAHIIM. AHIMA exams are not required for all career paths—it is the ultimate responsibility of the student to determine state and federal licensure and accreditation requirements.

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    The campus in Hagerstown, Maryland, voluntarily withdrew programmatic approval for the Phlebotomist Certificate in May of 2016 through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

    5600 North River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Tel: 773.714.8880

    The teachout was completed in November 2016. All students who successfully completed the Hagerstown campus program earned our NAACLS-approved certificate.

    Commission on Dental Accreditation

    The Dental Assistant Diploma program offered onsite in Omaha is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval (without reporting requirements). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:

    211 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: 312.440.4653

  • Legal Studies

    Legal Studies

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    Concord Law School is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution in the state of California and is registered as an unaccredited law school in the distance learning category with the California Committee of Bar Examiners:

    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Tel: 415.538.2000
    www.calbar.ca.gov

    The California Committee of Bar Examiners registers distance learning schools, and if study is completed in conformance with Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California and all other requirements are met, graduates of the Juris Doctor program are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination.

  • Nursing

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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kaplan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


    One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: 202.887.6791

    Iowa Board of Nursing

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-to-BSN program and the Master of Science in Nursing program offered online and the Associate of Science in Nursing program offered onsite at Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered online has received interim approval:

    Iowa Board of Nursing
    400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
    Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
    Tel: 515.281.3255

    Maine State Board of Nursing

    The Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Augusta is granted initial approval by the Maine State Board of Nursing:

    161 Capitol Street
    158 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0158
    Tel: 207.287.1133

    Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    The Practical Nursing Diploma program and the Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Omaha, and the Associate of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Lincoln are approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can be contacted at:

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    Regulation and Licensure
    PO Box 95007
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

  • Public Safety

    Public Safety

    Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education

    Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education institution:

    16825 South Seton Avenue
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727
    Tel: 301.447.1000
    Fax: 301.447.1346
    Website: www.usfa.fema.gov/

    International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

    Kaplan University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received programmatic accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for the following programs:

    • Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science

    International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
    IFSAC Administrative Office
    1812 Tyler Avenue
    Stillwater, OK 74078

U.S. State and Other Approvals

Select a location to learn more about additional approvals and accreditations and/or restrictions applicable to students living in those states/locations.

  • Alabama

    Alabama

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    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Alabama regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Teaching Programs

    SARA authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama teaching certificate. Applicants for an Alabama teaching certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least 3 years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). For additional information, see the following website www.alsde.edu.

  • Alaska

    Alaska

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Alaska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Arizona

    Arizona

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Arkansas

    Arkansas

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Arkansas residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner, primary care population focus areas
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Primary Care Practitioner Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate

    Teaching Programs

    Arkansas students enrolled in the Master of Science in Education must sign a disclosure statement prior to the start of their program.

  • California

    California

    The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution who is or was a California resident while enrolled or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss.  

    Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Fund STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program who is a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program and prepay all or part of your tuition.

    You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident or are not enrolled in a residency program.

    It is important that you keep copies of your Enrollment Agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, 916.431.6959 or 888.370.7589.

    To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: 

    1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
    2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued. 
    3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
    4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
    5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs. 
    6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
    7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

    To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF. 

    A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

    However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number. 

  • Colorado

    Colorado

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Connecticut

    Connecticut

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Connecticut regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Delaware

    Delaware

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Delaware regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • District of Columbia

    District of Columbia

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with the District of Columbia regulations to offer programs to residents of the district.

  • Florida

    Florida

    Kaplan University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding the University may be obtained by contacting the Commission:

    325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
    Tel: 888.224.6684 (Toll Free)

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Florida residents in the Juris Doctor program

  • Georgia

    Georgia

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Georgia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Guam

    Guam

    Kaplan University offers distance education and does not maintain a physical presence in Guam. Therefore, Kaplan University is not required to register with the Guam Council on Post-secondary Institution Certification.

    Nursing Programs 

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Guam residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Hawaii regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Hawaii residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner, primary care population focus areas
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Idaho

    Idaho

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Idaho regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Illinois

    Illinois

    Kaplan University has operating authority granted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Additional information regarding the University may be obtained by contacting the Board:

    431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
    Springfield, IL 62701
    Tel: 217.782.2551

    Kaplan University is approved by the Illinois Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Illinois residents in the Juris Doctor program

  • Indiana

    Indiana

    Kaplan University is regulated by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education:

    The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
    Indiana Commission for Higher Education
    101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Tel: 800.227.5695 (Toll Free)
    Tel: 317.232.1320

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Indiana residents in the Executive Juris Doctor and Juris Doctor programs.

  • Iowa

    Iowa

    Iowa College Student Aid Commission

    Kaplan University is authorized by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission:

    430 East Grand Avenue
    3rd Floor
    Des Moines, IA 50309 
    Tel: 877.272.4456 option 4 (Toll Free)
    Online Student Complaint Form: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start

    Qualified students of the University are eligible to receive Iowa state tuition grants.

    Additional Approvals

    Kaplan University is approved by the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Iowa Private Industry Area Council.

    Iowa Board of Nursing

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-to-BSN and the Master of Science in Nursing programs offered online and the Associate of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered online have received interim approval:

    Iowa Board of Nursing 
    400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
    Des Moines, IA 50309-4685 
    Tel: 515.281.3255

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Iowa residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Kansas

    Kansas

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Kansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Kansas residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner, primary care population focus areas
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Kansas residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Kentucky

    Kentucky

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Kentucky regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs 

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Kentucky residents in the following programs:  

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice 
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path 
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate

    Teaching Programs  

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Kentucky residents in the following programs:  

    • Master of Arts in Teaching 
    • Master of Science in Education 
    • Master of Science in Educational Psychology 
    • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology  

    Note: The Master of Science in Higher Education degree is not recognized for rank change for K-12 teachers in Kentucky

  • Louisiana

    Louisiana

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Louisiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Louisiana residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Maine

    Maine

    The Augusta, Lewiston, and South Portland campuses are approved by the state of Maine to offer the following degrees, which are authorized by the state of Maine legislature:

    • Associate's degrees in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood development, information technology, medical assisting, and paralegal studies
    • Bachelor's degrees in business administration, criminal justice, early childhood development, information technology, and nursing

    Maine State Board of Nursing

    The Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Augusta is granted initial approval by the Maine State Board of Nursing:

    161 Capitol Street
    158 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0158
    Tel: 207.287.1133

    The following nursing programs are also available to residents of Maine:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing―RN to BSN
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Graduate Certificate
    • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Maine residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Maryland

    Maryland

    The Hagerstown campus is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a coeducational, nonpublic institution of higher education offering bachelor's and associate's degrees and certificate programs. Kaplan University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in its fully online programs.

    Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
    6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Tel: 410.260.4500

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Maryland residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    Kaplan University offers distance education and does not maintain a physical presence in the state of Massachusetts. Therefore, Kaplan University is not required to register with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Massachusetts residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Michigan

    Michigan

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Minnesota

    Minnesota

    Kaplan University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the University. Credits earned at the University may not transfer to all other institutions.

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108-5227

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Minnesota residents in the Juris Doctor program.

    Additional Program Restrictions

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Minnesota residents in the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology and Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security programs

  • Mississippi

    Mississippi

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Missouri

    Missouri

    Kaplan University is certified to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education:

    205 Jefferson Street
    P.O. Box 149
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    Tel: 573.751.2361
    Website: www.dhe.mo.gov

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Missouri residents in the Juris Doctor program.

    Additional Program Restrictions

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Missouri residents in the following programs:

    • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
    • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
    • Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Montana

    Montana

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Montana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    Kaplan University is authorized by Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Additional information regarding the University may be obtained by contacting the Commission: 

    140 North 8th Street, Suite 300
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
    Tel: 402.471.2847

    Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    The Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Omaha is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Associate of Science in Nursing program offered onsite in Lincoln is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can be contacted at:

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
    P.O. Box 95007
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

    The following nursing programs are also available to residents of Nebraska:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing―RN to BSN
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Graduate Certificate
    • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University students are unable to enroll Nebraska residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Nevada

    Nevada

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Nevada regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with New Hampshire regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • New Jersey

    New Jersey

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with New Jersey regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll New Jersey residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • New Mexico

    New Mexico

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with New Mexico regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll New Mexico residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • New York

    New York

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with New York regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll New York residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • North Carolina

    Business

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with North Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • North Dakota

    North Dakota

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with North Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll North Dakota residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Ohio

    Ohio

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Ohio regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Oklahoma regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Oregon

    Oregon

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Oregon regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Oregon residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Pennsylvania regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Puerto Rico

    Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

    The following Kaplan University programs are approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Education:

    • Associate of Science in Health Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    • Master of Science in Accounting
    • Master of Science in Education
    • Master of Science in Nursing (non-NP)
    • Master of Science in Psychology
    • Master of Science in Public Health
    • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
    • Medical Assistant Certificate
    • Medical Office Administration Certificate 
    • Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services 
    • Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services 
    • Legal Secretary Certificate

  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Rhode Island regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • South Carolina

    South Carolina

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with South Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • South Dakota

    South Dakota

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Tennessee

    Tennessee

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Tennessee regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Tennessee residents in nursing programs.

    Teaching Programs

    Specific School of Education master's degrees are not recognized for initial licensure in Tennessee and cannot be used to add endorsement areas to a Tennessee license. Prior to enrolling, you are strongly encouraged to confirm salary rating and license renewal policies with their school district and/or state department, when applicable.

    Benefits for Tennessee K-12 teachers enrolled in the Master of Science in Education or the Master of Science in Education's educational leadership concentration include:

    • Salary increase and/or licensure renewal*
    • Career advancement, i.e., those completing the educational leadership emphasis area may gain the necessary leadership knowledge and skills to be eligible for a department chair or other nonlicensure administrative role

    Benefits for career changers enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track include:

    • Increased confidence in the classroom while working with adolescents in current role
    • Greater preparation for state pedagogy exams and state-approved certification programs
    • Salary increase*

    Benefits of the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology include:

    • Entry into a career as an instructional designer or instructional technologist
    • Ability to fine-tune skills related to design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and media

    *Please check with your school district and/or the Tennessee Department of Education prior to enrollment.

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Tennessee residents in the Executive Juris Doctor and Juris Doctor programs.

  • Texas

    Texas

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Texas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Utah

    Utah

    Kaplan University does not maintain a physical presence in the state of Utah and has been granted exemption by the State of Utah Department of Commerce.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Utah residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Vermont

    Vermont

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Vermont regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Virginia

    Virginia

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

  • Washington

    Washington

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Washington regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Washington residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Care Certificate
  • West Virginia

    West Virginia

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

    Nursing Programs

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll West Virginia residents in the following programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing―DNP Path
    • Master of Science in Nursing’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner population focus areas 
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin

    Kaplan University is authorized by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. Any questions or concerns about Kaplan University that have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the University should be directed to the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board:

    210 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Madison, WI 53703
    Tel: 608.266.1996
    Website: www.eab.state.wi.us

    Concord Law School

    Kaplan University is unable to enroll Wisconsin residents in the Juris Doctor program.

  • Wyoming

    Wyoming

    As an approved SARA institution, Kaplan University is in compliance with Wyoming regulations to offer programs to residents of the state

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Memberships

  • The Bachelor of Science in Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administration and Master of Science in Human Services programs are members of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The CSHSE can be contacted at:

    Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
    1935 South Plum Grove Road
    PMB 297
    Palatine, IL 60067
  • The NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) has designated Kaplan University as an Approved Education Provider for meeting nationally approved standards of education for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. This approval includes the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, the online Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions, and the online Graduate Certificate in Addictions. The NAADAC can be contacted at:

    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
    Alexandria, VA 22314 
    Website: naadac.org
    Tel:  703.741.7686

Additional Approvals

Kaplan University also holds additional approvals and authorizations.

  • Kaplan University is a licensed testing center for the Travel Institute.Tests are offered at select Kaplan University locations.
  • Kaplan University is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.
  • Kaplan University is approved to train eligible students by the Workforce Development Center.
  • Kaplan University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Kaplan University, Hagerstown campus, is approved to train eligible students by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
  • Kaplan University programs are recognized by the following agencies and federal laws:
    • Dislocated Workers Center
    • Iowa Workforce Development Center
    • Job Training Partnership Act
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    • Work Incentive Act

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