Kaplan offering bachelor's degrees

September 14, 2007

Kaplan College

18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown

Phone: 301-739-2670 and 1-800-422-2670.

Web address:

Kaplan College is formerly Hagerstown Business College, which was founded in 1938.

The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Kaplan College offers 12 associate degrees and four certificate programs in business, allied health, dental assisting, criminal justice, legal assisting, graphic design and computer information technology.

In 2007, the college announced it would start offering bachelor's degrees in business administration and information technology.

All degree programs incorporate an externship, which is on-the-job training.

The average tuition is about $55,274 for a four-year bachelor's degree; $26,571 for a two-year associate degree; and $15,111 for a certificate program, which takes about 13 months.


Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The school's career services department assists students with job placement in their fields of study both before and after graduation.

Apartment-style housing is available in an on-campus residence hall.

The college's Frederick, Md., campus offers programs in medical and dental assisting.

The school has about 700 students in Hagerstown and 200 students in Frederick in career-oriented programs. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students, and varies by program.

The college is a division of Kaplan Higher Education, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Co.

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