Kaplan Open Learning is part of Kaplan, Inc. a leading international provider of education and career services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). Kaplan, Inc., has 27,000 employees in 600 locations worldwide. Kaplan Open Learning reaches over one million students around the globe.
Kaplan Open Learning is the specialist UK online higher education division. Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited (“KOL”) has been established as an affiliate college of the University of Essex. Kaplan Open Learning and the University of Essex are working together to offer online Foundation Degrees to working adults in the UK. This affiliation will help to widen participation in UK higher education and will enhance the aggregate skill set of the UK workforce.