Kaplan Career Institute has been providing comprehensive vocational training since 1918. We are committed to helping you prepare for the career you want and the life you deserve. From the moment you enroll until it's time to start the job search, we support you every step of the way.
Our Roots Are Strong
Kaplan Career Institute, Philadelphia campus, was founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1918 as Beckley College, a business school offering vocational training to students. Although the name and ownership of the school has changed over the years, our focus on quality education remains strong. After changing its name to Thompson Institute, a branch campus was opened in Philadelphia in October 1982, offering many of the same programs as the Harrisburg campus.
Thompson Institute was acquired by Quest Education Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., in 2002. Later that year, Quest changed its name to Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. In January 2012, Thompson Institute became Kaplan Career Institute. Nearly 25 years later, Kaplan Career Institute in Philadelphia continues to offer outstanding career education.
Kaplan Career Institute is part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE), a division of Kaplan, Inc., which has built a long and distinguished tradition as both an academic pioneer and career-maker since 1938. Kaplan serves 1 million students per year across the United States and abroad, including online programs through Kaplan University. Kaplan is a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, Kaplan had 2007 revenue of more than $2 billion.
Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC) is a group of institutions designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed for a competitive edge in today's job market. KHEC consists of more than 60 schools nationwide, each separately accredited by one of several national or regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education. To make education relevant to students in their daily lives, KHEC programs focus on local employment needs.
Kaplan, Inc., is one of the nation's leading education providers. Its programs are designed to lead to employment in some of the country's fastest-growing occupations, as projected by the U.S. Department of Labor. Through the career-oriented programs at KHE, students can gain the skills necessary to qualify them for employment in a variety of fields.
Kaplan provides practical career training to busy adults who are juggling the demands of home, family, and work. Faculty and staff members have experience in their fields and teach the industry knowledge and technical skills that students need to succeed. Students can obtain a relevant education in a short amount of time, learning from passionate instructors who bring real-world expertise to the classroom.