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APLU Statement on Purdue University's Acquisition of Kaplan University

April 27, 2017

Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University.

“A core mission of public universities is to make higher education broadly accessible, including for students whose life responsibilities and schedules make full-time traditional higher education difficult. It is undeniable that college degrees provide great benefits to students. Moreover, our society and economy immensely benefit from having a more educated and workforce-ready population.  While we don’t know all the details about Purdue’s acquisition of Kaplan and how New University will operate, President Daniels and Purdue University are to be congratulated for seeking new and creative approaches to broadening access and degree completion.”

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