Kaplan College, San Diego Campus

Kaplan College, San Diego Campus


Campus Overview

At Kaplan College, your education extends beyond the classroom. Their programs are designed to furnish you with knowledge and skills for the real world.

Taught by dedicated instructors with working experience, their courses offer insight into what your new career may hold. Additionally, their externship and clinical opportunities can further prepare you for the day-to-day situations you may encounter in the workplace.

The decision to pursue your education is one of the most important choices you can make for your future. Selecting the right college can be just as important.

Selecting Kaplan College in San Diego, California can open the door to fresh opportunities. The admissions staff is ready to answer your questions and can help guide you through your admissions process.


Kaplan College, San Diego campus was founded in 1976 as Maric College of Medical Careers to provide quality education in response to the needs of those aspiring toward medical careers and to fulfill employment demands in allied health occupations. Expanded in September 1984 to the San Marcos Campus, which later relocated to Vista.

In 1994, Maric Colleges began offering associate's degree programs. In March 1999, Maric College of Medical Careers changed its name to Maric College and became Kaplan College in August 2008.

What Kaplan College Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for the career they want at Kaplan College. 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 journey. Kaplan College can help point students in the right direction, toward a new career that they can be proud of.

Kaplan College Commitment

Kaplan College 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 College 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 College Instructors

Kaplan College instructors bring real world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with the most current industry standards and practices.

Hands-on Training

At Kaplan College, 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 College to real-world career settings and can increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Kaplan College wants to help students start their career 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 College also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

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

Career Services

Kaplan College 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 receive personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Kaplan College offers "The Kaplan Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Kaplan College 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.


Kaplan College is an accredited school. For more information, please visit http://www.kaplancollege.com/san-diego-ca/accreditation/.

Consumer Information

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


The Kaplan College San Diego campus is centrally located in Kearny Mesa, near Freeways 805 and 163, and in between Interstate 8 and Highway 52. Their facility includes more than 53,400 square feet of classroom and office space, and is handicap accessible.

Each Kaplan College program is taught in specifically built classrooms, labs, and computer/transcription rooms.

The on-campus library and learning resource center contains a variety of journals, publications, and other resources for analysis and general studies. The library offers computer services and Internet access, and is open to accommodate students during most College hours.


Dental Assistant Diploma

Medical Assistant Diploma

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma

Patient Care Technician Diploma

Health Information Technology Associate Degree

Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Vocational Nursing Diploma

Nursing Associate Degree

Nurse Assistant Training Diploma

Dementia Capable Care: Foundation (Certificate of Completion)

Home Health Aide (Certificate of Completion)

Phlebotomy Technician (Certificate of Completion)

Pit and Fissure Sealants (Certificate of Completion)

Spanish for Health Care Workers (Certificate of Completion)

Location & Contact

9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
United States