Try our course finder tool

History of Kaplan

Since 1938, starting as a tutorial school in the basement of Stanley Kaplan’s family home in Brooklyn, Kaplan has championed innovation. By continually responding to student needs and readily adapting to fill gaps in the market, Kaplan changed what was thought possible in education.

This unflagging focus on the individual helped Kaplan grow and grow, and today we are opening doors to educational opportunities around the world, inspiring people from all walks of life to strive for their personal best. We exist to enable students to achieve their educational and career goals through industry-relevant learning that is respected by employers worldwide.

At Kaplan we build futures one success story at a time.

2005

Kaplan entered the Australian market in 2005 with the acquisition of several highly successful and established vocational and higher education businesses. We offer the most current versions of the industry courses formerly delivered by the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA), the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and Tribeca.

2005 to present

Kaplan has since invested significantly in those businesses to expand the range of education and consulting services to our corporate clients and our students.

Today

Today Kaplan in Australia comprises of Kaplan Professional, Kaplan Business School, Kaplan International Languages, The University of Adelaide College, the University of Newcastle College of International Education and Red Marker.

Kaplan in Asia Pacific

Kaplan Asia Pacific has exponentially grown over the last few years to become a leading education provider in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. With over 900 staff across the region, Kaplan Asia Pacific offers students vocational education and higher education courses both in a campus environment and increasingly through sophisticated and innovative e-learning platforms.

Kaplan Asia Pacific has developed transnational partnerships with a number of internationally recognised universities. These partnerships ensure the strength and quality of the educational opportunities we offer our students. For our Asia-based students they create flexible pathways to high-quality on and offshore degree programs.

Kaplan Professional is expanding its footprint into Southeast Asia and has recently invested heavily into the New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Fun facts about Kaplan

Fun facts about Kaplan

Global network

Global network​

Kaplan has 400 locations in 26 countries with over 10,000 staff.

Kaplan has 400 locations in 26 countries with over 10,000 staff.

Global alumni

Global alumni

Over one million students are helped by Kaplan to achieve their educational and career goals each year.

Over one million students are helped by Kaplan to achieve their educational and career goals each year.

Global partnerships

Global partnerships

Kaplan has over 4,000 educational partners and more than 13,000 corporate clients, including well over 1,500 in Australia.

Kaplan has over 4,000 educational partners and more than 13,000 corporate clients, including well over 1,500 in Australia.

Global change

Global change

Kaplan has transformed students’ lives across the globe for 85 years.

Kaplan has transformed students’ lives across the globe for 85 years.