Accredited Us University Arrives Bahamas

Tuesday, 03 May 2011

KAPLAN University is visiting the Bahamas to address the growing demand for recognized online learning.

Research has shown that increasing numbers are looking for opportunities to gain degrees via distance learning from respected international institutions.

Latest figures show that in 2009, up to 2,500 students from the Bahamas were seeking qualifications not delivered by the islands education providers.

In support of Kaplan's expansion into the Bahamas it will be holding two information sessions in Nassau's British Colonial Hilton on Saturday 14th May.

The online educator, which offers more than 125 online degrees and professional development programs, is bringing its learning platform to the Bahamas. An introduction to the higher learning institution is taking place in Nassau next month.

Wade Britt, vice president of Kaplan University, said: "Kaplan has a strong history of delivering online learning degrees and programs.

"Our career-focused curricula, the effectiveness of our course-level assessments, and our highly qualified staff have allowed us to achieve great success and develop our reputation.

"The Bahamas has a growing population of students who want a convenient accredited learning resource and so developing a student base here was a natural move for us.

"Our online degrees and programs are tailored to fit around the lives of the students whilst providing qualifications recognized in a host of industries including Business, Education and Health and Wellness. A key advantage of our offering is that it also allows those currently in employment to advance their career while they work."

Kaplan will be introducing themselves to the prospective students, fielding questions and providing information on the courses that will be available. 

Kaplan will be holding two information sessions.  These sessions are taking place in Nassau's British Colonial Hilton on Saturday 14th May at 10am and 2pm. For more information and to RSVP, please email



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Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Kaplan 


About Kaplan University


  • n Most KU students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education. 55% are older than 30.
  • n 61% of KU faculty holds a master's degree; 37% hold a doctorate degree.
  • n 80% of KU graduates surveyed said they would refer others to the university.
  • n 90% of the students surveyed reported that the education they received at KU was relevant to their current careers.
  • n Kaplan University conferred 9,729 degrees in academic year 2009-2010.