Kaplan College-Merrillville (Closed 2012)

  • Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education, one of the nation's leading education providers. As a graduate of Kaplan College, you can increase your potential for finding entry-level employment in a career that is both financially and professionally rewarding. In Merrillville, you will find casual and fine dining, movie theaters, live music performances, and shopping.
School Highlights

School Overview

    Kaplan College-Merrillville(IN) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
    Institution ControlPublicPublic
    Number of Programs Offered18

    Student Body

    • The Kaplan College-Merrillville diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    % Unknown races
    100%
    44%
    Diversity Score0.000.58
    College Completion Rate (Year 2012)
    65%
    40%
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,400$29,100

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)100%95%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2012)$9,492$13,908
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2012)$4,000$4,500
      Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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