Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

1801 E Kimberly Rd, Ste 1, Davenport, IA 52807
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 355-3500
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Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education Corp., a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., which is a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. Kaplan University began in 1937 as the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa. The American Institute of Commerce was included in the U.S. Department of Education’s Demonstration Grant in 1999 to offer online distance education courses. The American Institute of Commerce became Quest College, and in 2001, the school was renamed again to Kaplan College. Kaplan University operates 16 locations throughout the U.S. Its campus in Davenport serves 56,606 students through distance education programs.

Programs Offered

Kaplan University offers traditional or online degree programs and certificates in arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, fire science, health sciences, information technology, legal studies, and nursing. Bachelor’s degree programs include communication, human services, liberal studies, psychology, accounting, business administration, criminal justice, fire and emergency management, health science, and legal studies. Master’s degrees are available in areas including public administration, early childhood development, finance, management, criminal justice, education, and health care administration. Kaplan also offers several associate degree programs available online or on campus.


Kaplan University-Davenport Campus has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1997.


In order to apply to Kaplan University, students must complete an information request form and speak to an admissions advisor, then view the Online Classroom Experience video or schedule a campus tour. Prospective students then interview with an admissions advisor to identify goals and objectives and take the Academic Readiness Assessment. The interview may require prospective students to provide an unofficial transcript. Prospective students will then complete the online application, review and sign an enrollment agreement, and set up a registration call with the admissions advisor.


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