Purdue's Kaplan deal receives HLC approval

Purdue University Global is set to launch after receiving final approval from the Higher Learning Commission

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 4:24 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  — Purdue University Global is set to launch after receiving final approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Monday’s HLC approval was the last step in the regulatory process for the new university.

Related: Final vote expected Thursday on Purdue's Kaplan deal

“We are grateful for the Higher Learning Commission’s decision to approve Purdue University’s conversion of Kaplan University to Indiana’s newest public institution of higher education, Purdue Global,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “It opens a new era for our institution, with the opportunity to expand our land-grant mission to millions of adult students around the country. That opportunity brings with it the responsibility to provide the highest quality online education, not only to our new adult learners, but to all residential and online Boilermaker students."

Some faculty members at Purdue University are hoping to persuade the Higher Learning Commission to vote no on the Kaplan Deal. This comes after some say the administration excluded them in major decisions surrounding the deal now known as Purdue Global.

Related: Some Purdue Senate members hope HLC votes no to Kaplan deal

Purdue Global will have its main campus in Indianapolis and is expected to launch officially in April. Betty Vandenbosch, currently president of Kaplan University (KU), will be the Purdue Global chancellor and will report to Daniels and the new institution’s six-member board of trustees, composed of five Purdue University trustees and one external trustee.

“We appreciate the Higher Learning Commission’s fast and unequivocal ‘yes,’” Vandenbosch said. “This gives us a chance to move forward promptly with a successful start. We are excited to become part of the Purdue University system and offer working adults a supportive and practical education tailored specifically to them.”

Approximately 30,000 students enrolled at Kaplan University will seamlessly transition to Purdue Global. These students will be able to complete their programs of study with their current instructors without interruption, but will earn a degree bearing the new institution’s name. 

Purdue announced its decision last year to acquire Kaplan University from Kaplan Inc. In mid-June, trustees of the new university approved plans to offer a tuition discount of approximately 45 percent for Indiana resident students and free tuition for degree-seeking Purdue employees. In December, the board voted to approve a Statement of Ethical Principles and Pledge to Students, a code by which all Purdue Global faculty, administrators, staff and support team members, as well as service partners, vendors, collaborators and other associates will be required to conduct themselves.

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