Kaplan, Inc.

Kaplan, Inc. is a for-profit corporation headquartered in New York City, and was founded in 1938 by Stanley Kaplan.[1] Kaplan provides higher education programs, professional training courses, test preparation materials and other services for various levels of education. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. Kaplan is a for-profit subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Its Chairman and CEO is Andrew Rosen. Its 2009 revenue was $2.6 billion. Stanley H. Kaplan, the founder of the company, died of a heart ailment on August 23, 2009. He was 90 years of age.

Kaplan was founded in 1938 by Stanley H. Kaplan, who started the business by tutoring students for the New York State Regents Exam in the basement of his parents' Brooklyn home. He eventually opened locations around the country. In 1984, Kaplan sold the company to The Washington Post Company, which centralized control. The company grew significantly in the 1990s by expanding its business and purchasing other test preparation and educational companies. The company's leader during this expansion period was Jonathan Grayer.


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