Kaplan, EDU Inc. Team Up To Increase Educational
Opportunities at HBCUs
services leader Kaplan Inc. announced it has become
the exclusive K-12 partner for EDU Inc., a unique
service for historically Black colleges and
universities that enables students to apply to 29
member institutions through a single common
Under the terms of
the agreement, Kaplan K-12 Learning Services, a
division of Kaplan that provides supplemental
services programs, student curricula, assessment
tools and professional development to underserved
school districts, will fully subsidize the cost of
the EDU Inc. common application process. Kaplan’s
sponsorship will enable students who use the EDU
Inc. service to apply to all 29 member HBCUs for
According to the
Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, which
studies issues related to African Americans and
education in the United States, HBCUs represent only
3 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher
learning, but graduate nearly one-quarter of African
Americans who earn undergraduate degrees.
"EDU Inc. serves as a
unique and valuable resource in expanding access to
higher educational options for students, and we are
pleased to be able to support this objective," said
Stuart Udell, president of Kaplan’s K-12 Learning
Services. "By helping facilitate the college
application process, our joint goal is to motivate
more students to attend college."
Kaplan/EDU Inc. partnership, students can attend
college preparation classes with Kaplan Test Prep
and Admissions. Participants can also complete the
Black College Common Application, which EDU Inc.
will send to its member institutions, working with
individual students to help them obtain the
necessary transcripts, test scores, recommendations,
financial aid applications and essays they will need
to complete the process.
is the parent company that offers the Common Black
College Application and publishes the Black College
Source Magazine (BCS). To date more than 50,000
students have used the EDU, Inc. Application to
apply to the Member Institutions represented by the
company. The BCS is sent to more than 10,000 high
schools and colleges nationwide.
EDU, Inc. Recruiters visit more than 3000 high
schools on behalf of the Member Institutions.