Kaplan Expands Operations In S. Florida - Leases 100,000 Sq. Feet In Ft. Lauderdale

Growth of Kaplan's Higher Education Online Schools

Fuels Job Opportunities

Aug 11, 2004, 01:00 ET from Kaplan, Inc.

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time this year,
 Kaplan, Inc., a leading provider of educational and career services, announced
 that it has expanded its facilities to accommodate the growth of its online
 higher education programs.  Kaplan will occupy an additional 96,948 square
 feet at 1515 Cypress Creek Road in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., starting in January
     Kaplan's operations in South Florida - including its current Boca Raton
 locations at 6409 and 6501 Congress Avenue and Delray Beach at 1615 S.
 Congress Avenue and the Cypress Creek location - now occupy over 164,000
 square feet.
     "This is a strategic move for Kaplan's online higher education
 institutions," said Andrew Rosen, President and Chief Operating Officer,
 Kaplan, Inc., and President, Kaplan College.  "In addition to physical growth
 accommodation, we're excited that Fort Lauderdale's perfect positioning --
 almost equidistant between Miami and West Palm Beach -- will allow us to
 continue attracting and hiring the best and brightest in the South Florida
     Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, Christine Teel, added, "We welcome
 Kaplan's move to uptown Fort Lauderdale.  Our city, with its wonderfully
 diversified mix of industries can benefit from the significant addition of
 such a nationally recognized education company."
     This year, Kaplan Higher Education's online institutions have added more
 than 400 people to the staff, which now totals over 900.  Kaplan's South
 Florida offices support functions such as academic development, admissions,
 student advising, marketing, technology support, finance and financial aid for
 the division's two online schools, Kaplan College and Concord Law School.
     Kaplan College serves thousands of distance learning students with online
 degree and non-degree programs in business, information technology, criminal
 justice and paralegal studies.
     Kaplan's other online offerings include Kaplan College continuing
 education programs in financial planning, wealth management, forensic nursing,
 legal nurse consulting, case management and life care planning, as well as
 Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor law degree programs offered through
 Concord Law School.  The student population in these programs has skyrocketed
 from 2,500 in 2001 to 18,000 today, making Kaplan one of the leading providers
 of online higher education in the U.S.
     Cushman & Wakefield brokerage professionals in the New York, Ft.
 Lauderdale and Chicago offices, in conjunction with members of C&W's project
 management and transaction consulting groups, acted as real estate advisor to
 Kaplan, Inc.  In addition, Cushman & Wakefield's Ft. Lauderdale office acted
 as building agent on behalf of the owner, The Alter Group.
     About Kaplan Higher Education
     Kaplan, Inc.'s Higher Education Division includes 67 campus-based schools
 in 16 states, as well as online programs.  Each of the individual schools in
 the division is separately accredited by one of several national or regional
 accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  Kaplan,
 Inc. has been providing educational and career services to students, schools,
 professionals, and businesses worldwide for 66 years. Kaplan, Inc. is a wholly
 owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:   WPO). For more
 information about Kaplan, please visit http://www.kaplan.com.
     Press contact: Charles Lynn, Charles_Lynn@kaplan.com, tel. (561) 981-7190
     Note to Media:  Digital j-peg photo of exterior of building available upon
 request by calling Charles Lynn, Director, Public Relations, (561) 981-7190.
     Note to editors: Kaplan is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington
 Post Company (NYSE:   WPO)

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