Purdue University is acquiring Kaplan University and creating a new kind of university within the Purdue system. It will open the doors to higher education for individuals who don't have the opportunity to attend a more traditional brick-and-mortar campus.
Kaplan University has been in existence for over 80 years and in the last two decades has built a strong reputation as an advanced online institution. Purdue's acquisition will enable an extension of its reach and excellence.*
Purdue NewU (temporary name) will operate as a wholly separate institution but with the same care and commitment to student success as do all of the campuses in the Purdue system. Purdue now extends from regional campuses in northern Indiana to a flagship university that is among the most prestigious research universities in the world. Each of our campuses has distinct purposes and serves a range of students, but we are all united by our belief that high-quality higher education should be accessible for all.
*The acquisition is scheduled to be complete in early 2018—pending regulatory approvals.