In 1938, Kaplan founded the Stanley H. Kaplan Co. as a tutoring service based in the basement of his parents’ home in Brooklyn, New York. Kaplan’s company became successful in the wake of World War II, when the United States government passed the GI Bill, which caused a large increase in college enrollment among American veterans.
Kaplan provides higher education programs, professional training courses, test preparation materials and other services for various levels of education. Kaplan Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, formerly known as The Washington Post Company. Kaplan’s 2015 revenue was $1.9 billion, which made it one of the biggest education corporations in the world.
Established in 1938, Kaplan Test Prep, a division of Kaplan Inc., sells preparation materials for standardized tests through tutoring, on-site classes, asynchronous and live programs, print books, and digital products. With programs for individuals, schools, and businesses, Kaplan Test Prep offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests. These include admissions tests for secondary school, college, and graduate school, such as the SAT, ACT, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental Admission Test (DAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Optometry Admission Test (OAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and others. Kaplan also provides preparation for professional licensing exams include state-specific and Multi-State Bar Review for attorneys, USMLE and COMLEX prep for physicians, and NCLEX prep for nurses. Kaplan Test Prep also licenses material for some of its courses to third parties and a Kaplan affiliate, which, during 2015, offered courses at over 31 locations in 50 countries outside the U.S. During 2015, KTP enrolled approximately 360,000 students in its courses, including more than 155,000 enrolled in online programs.
In Vietnam, since 2015, Kaplan Test Prep and Clever Academy Joint Stock Company partnered together to open Kaplan’s first and exclusive Kaplan Certified Education Provider. Clever Academy is authorized to exclusively distribute and teach Kaplan Test Prep courses in Vietnam, which are being provided in the United States and 26 other countries in the world.
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