July 7, 2000
Expanding Its Reach in Higher Education, Kaplan Buys Chain of Commercial Colleges
Kaplan Inc., a test-preparation company that has edged into higher education with its online law school and other ventures, announced last week that it plans to buy a company that owns a chain of 30 commercial colleges specializing in business, information technology, and health care.
Kaplan, a division of the Washington Post Company, is paying $165-million for Quest Education Corporation, of Roswell, Ga. Its chain of colleges, most of which operate under
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