Kaplan College-Columbus (Closed 2013)
- Technology Education College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the curricula with professional skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.
|Kaplan College-Columbus||(OH) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Number of Programs Offered||5||7|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2013)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$26,100||$30,800|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)||92%||93%|
|Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)||$9,495||$19,000|
|Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)||$5,206||$5,500|
Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Technology Education College helps students reach their educational goals by providing them with the communication skills necessary to work successfully with clients and other professionals, by offering courses that prepare them to successfully participate in society, by equipping them with the knowledge necessary to succeed in a competitive job market and by encouraging them to become involved in professional organizations that will promote their learning and professional skills. In August 1965, the Electronics Computer Programming Institute of Columbus was opened by Mr. Leonard Mermelin because of rapid growth in the computer programming field. Mr. Mermelin operated the College until 1972. The College name also changed to Technology Education College (TEC) to better reflect those offerings. In January 2002, TEC was purchased by Quest Education Corporation. Quest was purchased in July 2002 by Kaplan, Inc. In December 2002, Quest changed its name to Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. In September 2003, TEC moved to a new facility at 2745 Winchester Pike. Kaplan is dedicated to continuing the same excellent education for which TEC is known. The Technology Education College (TEC) facility is a one-level structure with air conditioning and zoned lighting throughout. The facility is equipped with three medical labs, one pharmacy tech lab and six computer labs, including one advanced lab. The College has six theory classrooms to support the general education classes. TEC has a library, student break room and a fenced-in outdoor courtyard. The building is approximately 24,000 square feet. The College offers program in Criminal Justice and Medical Assisting. The objective of the Criminal Justice program is to prepare students with the knowledge, the skills and the work habits required for entry-level positions in a variety of positions in the criminal justice field. This Associate degree offers a level of education that provides students with a solid foundation in criminal justice, and the skills of various specialized employment areas such as law enforcement, corrections and private security. The objective of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare students for entry–level positions in the medical field. The educational emphasis is placed on understanding medical terminology, body systems and clinical procedures. These skills will enable students to perform entry–level positions in both front offices and clinical settings. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).
- The nearest community college to Kaplan College-Columbus is Columbus State Community College (5.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 22,719 students | 5.10 Mi550 E Spring St
Columbus,  OH  43215
- 443 students | 7.30 Mi2469 Stelzer Road
Columbus,  OH  43219
- n/a students | 7.50 Mi10165 Wright Rd
Canal Winchester,  OH  43110
- 694 students | 11.50 Mi4151 Executive Parkway Ste 120
Westerville,  OH  43081
- 1,924 students | 11.50 Mi4140 Executive Parkway
Westerville,  OH  43081
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