PURDUE NEWU TAKING SHAPE

Purdue University is acquiring Kaplan University to 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 traces its roots to the American Institute of Commerce (AIC), which opened its doors in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa, to provide training for underserved job seekers. Acquired by Kaplan, Inc., in 2001 and renamed Kaplan University in 2004, that mission continues to this day. Kaplan University has built a strong reputation in the last two decades for its work with adult learners and students in the military. 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.

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Purdue University was founded in 1869 as Indiana's first and only land-grant institution, charged with the mission of opening the doors of higher education to all, for the benefit of the State of Indiana and our nation.

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Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today's diverse global society.

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