Kaplan Career Institute, Philadelphia Campus

Kaplan Career Institute, Philadelphia Campus


Campus Overview

Career education programs at Kaplan, focus on helping you develop the job skills employers look for. You can interact one-on-one with highly dedicated teachers, many of whom have worked in the fields they teach and are ready to share their real-world experience with you.

In addition to classroom instruction, you will have the chance to practice your career skills in fully equipped training labs, which are designed to simulate real work environments.

Envision having a career that gives you personal fulfillment and makes you feel proud of what have accomplished. Kaplan Career Institute could help you prepare for a career in your chosen specialized field.

By the time you earn your diploma, you could have acquire the relevant training to seek new career opportunities with confidence.


Kaplan Career Institute has been providing comprehensive occupational training since 1918. The school is devoted to helping you prepare for the career you want and the life you deserve, with support every step of the way, from the moment you enroll until it is time to start the job search.

Kaplan Career Institute, Philadelphia campus, was founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1918 as Beckley College, a business school offering career training to students. Although the name and ownership of the school has changed over the years, its 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 and then in January 2012, Thompson Institute became Kaplan Career Institute. Nearly 25 years later, Kaplan Career Institute in Philadelphia continues to offer exceptional career education.

What Kaplan Career Institute Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for careers they want at Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia. They deserve it. The only way to get from where they are now to where they want to be is to take action and start their journeys. Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia will help point students in the right direction -- toward new careers that they can be proud of.

Kaplan Career Institute's Commitment

Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia stands by its services and the education it provides. Students can confidently attend a Conditional Admittance Period with no financial commitment to be sure that Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia is the right choice for them. If students notify the school that they will not be staying beyond the Conditional Admittance Period, then they will not be charged tuition.

Kaplan Career Institute's Instructors

Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia's instructors bring real world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with the most current industry standards and practices.

Hands-on Training

At Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia, students can combine classroom learning with hands-on training. Students actually do what they come to learn; they don't just read about it. They develop skills that are more likely to stick when they actually practice those skills.

Materials and Equipment

Students learn with materials and equipment that they would use on the job. They gain the ability to display knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.


Students can find externship or practicum sites with the school's assistance. They can apply the knowledge they gain at Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia to real-world career settings. They increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia wants to help students start their journeys. The admissions process for each student starts with a Career Planning Session where the student's career goals are discussed; information about the school and its programs is shared; a campus tour is provided; and the student has the opportunity to meet with a Career Services Adviser and Financial Aid Officer.

Admissions requirements include, but are not limited to, proof of high school graduation and entrance assessment. For information on specific program requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A financial aid officer will be able to assist students in determining their eligibility for federal loans, private aid, state and federal grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.

In support of the military community, Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

Students should please contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia is committed to students' future successes. It works with employers in the community to make sure that its programs support students' needs by providing graduates that are appropriately skilled. Students can obtain personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia offers "The Kaplan Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Kaplan Career Institute - Philadelphia offers 7 certification activities that allow students to become more well-rounded candidates upon graduation. Certifications include, but are not limited to, dress for success, social media presence, and preparing for the interview.


Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Kaplan Career Institute in Philadelphia, PA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington DC 20002-4242. For questions about accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at www.acics.org.

Consumer Information

For more information on programs and their outcomes visit www.kaplancareerinstitute.com/consumer-info. Kaplan Career Institute does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus. Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.


Kaplan Career Institute is proud to provide quality higher education in one of the greatest cities in the world. The school is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, a short distance from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia is the fifth most highly populated city in the United States and is home to over 1.5 million people. This wonderful city attracts millions of visitors and tourists each year, not just for the world's greatest cheese steaks, but also for its historical roots and attractions, including the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center.

Another great fascination is the world-famous Reading Terminal, which has housed the nation's largest farmers' market for over a century. The Reading Terminal Market features handmade crafts, jewelry, and textiles from more than eighty independent vendors along with Amish merchants who bring their farm-fresh products from Lancaster County.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy Philadelphia's internationally famed restaurants, cultural exhibits, professional sporting events, among many other venues that provide endless variety and enjoyment.


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Location & Contact

3010 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States





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