Kaplan University (KU), a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, issued its sixth annual Academic Report: The Year in Review recently, which portrays the transformation the school has on many of its students’ lives.

The 50-page Report, which covers the academic year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, details the educational experience, student learning and employment outcomes and profiles Kaplan University individual schools and programs.

A new feature within this Report is spotlight stories of the University’s students and graduates.  The Report, like those before it, also provides a transparent read-out of KU’s many accomplishments and outcomes, as well as, ongoing progress on key institutional metrics throughout the academic year.  

“Kaplan University helps our students transform their lives and reach their goals by focusing on their careers from day one,” said Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, Kaplan University President (Provost during 2014-2015 academic year). “Our annual Academic Report is a transparent account of how we help our students achieve their goals each and every day.”

Kaplan University has a three-pronged focus on students’ careers: offering competency-based education with a special focus on those professional competencies employers expect and an efficient journey to completion, while providing a supportive environment. This academic year, the University began issuing students competency reports.

Details on this personalized summary are in the Report. Efficiency can be achieved through innovative, self-directed pathways under Open College, through assessment of experiential learning and through modularized course work that enables the maximization of transfer credit. Since 2008, the University has been surveying final-term students to gauge their Kaplan University experience. In 2014-2015, 91 percent expressed overall satisfaction.

In addition to announcing the release of the Academic Report, Kaplan University is included on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs, for the third consecutive year.

Click here to read the full press release and download the full report.