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San Diego, CA 92123
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Kaplan College-San Diego

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Kaplan College San Diego was formerly known as Maric College.


Kaplan, one of the leaders in test prep and other educational materials, has established a number of colleges around the country to complement an extensive online university system. Kaplan College – San Diego brings both the attention to detailed materials as well as the application of classroom theories in one of the most beautiful cities in the Unites States. Whether students are looking for an education in the healthcare professions or in criminal justice, Kaplan San Diego has options on the table.

Accreditation is provided by the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and additionally by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (for the Vocational Nursing Program) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools for the Allied Health Program.

The curriculum offered at Kaplan’s San Diego campus is geared mainly toward the healthcare professions, but there is also an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice as well as a diploma in Information Technology for students to pursue.

The Allied Health Program includes diplomas in Medical Milling and Coding, dental Assisting and Patient Care Assisting. Certificates are offered as a Medical Assistant and as a Medical Insurance Technician.

Finally, the Nursing Program at Kaplan San Diego allows students the opportunity to earn a diploma in the Nurse Assistant Training Program or in Vocational Nursing. For the degree program, the Associate of Science in Nursing puts students on their way to full certification in the state.

Because of Kaplan’s extensive online coursework, students can supplement any education with a number of classes not offered on campus.

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Admission to Kaplan San Diego requires the completion of high school coursework. Applicants must forward either a high school transcript, GED Certificate or home study certificate up to the standards of the State of California. Degree programs and acceptance Vocational Nurse classes requires the diploma or GED equivalent.

Applications can be completed online and a fee must be paid to begin review of the documents. For certain Allied Health and Nursing programs, standardized test scores and/or further placement testing and interviews may be required. Students are encouraged to review the pages for specific programs on the Kaplan San Diego home page and/or request full requirements from the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

Kaplan College students have full access to resources for financial aid. The process begins when the student submits a completed FAFSA form, which now can be filled out online. The code for Kaplan San Diego is 014444. Applicants will receive a PIN and be able to work with this code from there on out.

Federal and state grants can help students in need pay for school without taking on debt from the government. Additional scholarships may be available to students from a variety of different sources. Beyond grants, student loans can be a wise investment if the student expects to be able to service the loans with a year or so after graduation. Parents may also qualify for PLUS loans to help children attend college. The Work Study Program – another arm of the federal student aid program – gets students job on campus to help pay for expenses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2094th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in California.


Students at Kaplan College San Diego are coming from all age groups, colors and creeds. The main thing students have in common is the desire to use education to directly increase their standing in the professional world. While there is no housing for students on campus, the bond between classmates is very strong, especially within specific programs. Student Services and Career Services offices exist for students having trouble in class or hoping to get a jump on their resume or other elements of their employee profile.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

San Diego is one of the United States’ most beloved cities, as its semi-tropical climate and beach culture is the closest thing to an exotic paradise America has. Nonetheless, students will find far more than just surf and sun in town. San Diego’s museums and art galleries continue to bring in traffic from all over the world. In the world of sports, the NFL’s Chargers make their home in San Diego, along with baseball’s Padres. Visitors often become enamored with the old Spanish architecture found all over the city, a reminder of the area’s days as part of the Spanish empire.

Information Summary

Ranks 117th in California and 1774th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,317 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 38 0.00
Forcible Rape 293 0.02
Robbery 1,456 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,840 0.44
Larceny 17,610 1.34
Vehicle theft 6,259 0.48

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Diego, CA 92123
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,217 (25,217 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,141 (2.62 people per house)
Median Household Income$49,646
Families6,037 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemDiffers by program
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District652

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 84 232 162 7 268 46 835
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 3 12 3 19
Dental Assisting/Assistant 4 12 5 1 14 1 39
Health Aide 23 64 26 1 41 3 165
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 3 2 2 1 10
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 15 48 49 1 52 19 188
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 10 15 8 2 21 1 62
Medical/Clinical Assistant 16 37 13 1 38 7 118
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 5 21 18 1 20 70
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6 20 41 77 14 164

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1123rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,010 ($76,252 male / $58,057 female)
Number of FT Faculty 45 (11 male / 34 female)
Number of PT Faculty 83
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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