New education center to open in Augusta

The following is a news release from the Governor’s Office:

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 10:15 a.m., Governor Paul LePage will deliver brief remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Kaplan University’s newest campus, located at 14 Market Drive in Augusta. The University’s new center will be the third in the state, joining campuses in Portland and Lewiston. The new campus represents a multi-million dollar investment and will add about one dozen new employees to the approximately 180 Maine-based employees working at Kaplan University’s Lewiston and Portland campuses.

“Because Kaplan University has done its homework and specializes in some of Maine’s fastest-growing industries, its graduates are better prepared for the jobs of today,” said Gov. LePage. “I commend Kaplan University for recognizing the needs of our private sector and creating programs that will address our workforce needs. This new campus will provide new career opportunities to even more Mainers, which will continue to fuel our economy.”

The new 19,500 square-foot campus will offer programs ranging from associate’s to master’s degrees in a wide array of topics, such as business administration, public health, criminal justice, legal science and many more.

Kaplan University serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and has Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions, which serve more than 75,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States.

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