Kaplan University Opens New Learning Center in Augusta

October 3, 2012

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Today, Governor Paul LePage joined with members of Kaplan University and the Maine Chamber of Commerce to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kaplan University’s new center in Augusta. “Now with three institutions statewide, Kaplan University continues to grow. This clearly indicates that Mainers are eager to improve their skills and broaden their employment opportunities,” said Governor LePage. “I applaud Kaplan University and the people of Maine for their work to strengthen our economy.”

The new 19,500 square-foot campus, located at 14 Marketplace Drive in Augusta, offers programs ranging from Associate’s to Master’s Degrees in a wide array of topics, such as business administration, public health, criminal justice, legal science, and many more. It is the University’s third location in Maine, joining campuses in Portland and Lewiston. Between its three locations, Kaplan University has approximately 200 Maine-based employees, including faculty.

“Featuring state-of-the-art learning and nursing labs as well as a fire arms training simulator, our newest location further demonstrates our longstanding commitment to providing the very best outcome-based learning opportunities for Maine students. These programs help area employees and support the local economy,” said Kaplan University President Dr. Wade Dyke.

Kaplan University offers classroom-based and online degree programs, including master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees as well as professional certificates. University programs are designed to prepare students to work in high-demand fields, including business, criminal justice, education, information technology and nursing. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Kaplan University serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions, which serve more than 75,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States.

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