Hamilton College (Iowa)

name = Iowa College Acquisition Corporation (dba Hamilton College)

motto =
type = For-Profit
city = Cedar Rapids, Iowa
states = IANE
country = USA
campus = Office building
nickname = Huskies
enthusiascot = Shammy, the Husky
colors = Blue and White
website= [http://www.hamiltonia.edu www.hamiltonia.edu]

The name of Iowa- and Nebraska-based "Hamilton College" no longer exists. All seven campuses are now named Kaplan University.

Hamilton College was the Doing business as name [ [http://www.sos.state.ia.us/Search/corp/corp_summary.asp?corpno=D686B7F8E6C9B864EDF46BEAE09DE65EC875D913830D169F7B6D3D00FBCE3E404DF754FB1ED6F19BAC7031A9EF0C19B6004778D6C831B0F30067B6637AE824D7&corp=hamilton+college Iowa Secretary of State Filings] ] of the Iowa College Acquisition Corporation, a company that owns and operates independent, private, for-profit colleges. Hamilton College had seven campuses in Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa College Acquisition Corporation is owned and operated by Kaplan Higher Education, a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company.

Hamilton College was originally established by Ward Hamilton in Mason City, Iowa, in 1900 as a business school. This makes it the oldest continuously operating college in the state of Iowa specializing in business education. In 1980, Hamilton opened a campus in Cedar Rapids. A third campus was established in Des Moines in 1988.

In 1998, Hamilton College was purchased by Quest Education Corporation, which was later acquired by Kaplan, Inc. and renamed Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. Shortly thereafter the Nebraska College of Business and the Lincoln School of Commerce, also owned by Quest, were renamed Hamilton College-Omaha and Hamilton College-Lincoln respectively. Hamilton College continued to expand, adding campuses in Cedar Falls in 2000 and Council Bluffs in 2004.

In November 2007, Hamilton College officially changed its name to Kaplan University.


Hamilton College granted degrees in the following:Bachelor's Degrees:
*Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
*Bachelor of Science in Management
**Accounting Concentration
**Business Administration Concentration
**Criminal Justice Administration Concentration
**Management of Information Systems Concentration

Associate of Applied Science Degrees:
*Accounting Specialist
*Business Administration
**Business Management Concentration
**Office Management Concentration
*Computer Information Systems
*Criminal Justice
*Medical Assistant

*Accounting Technician
*Computer Systems Technician
*Practical Nursing

Campus Media

Shammy Droppings: Hamilton College-Cedar Rapids' student-run newsweb, it was last updated in 2005. [http://www.shamilton-cr.com www.shamilton-cr.com]


Hamilton students occasionally participated in recreational (bar-league) softball and volleyball. At the Lincoln campus there was a basketball team named the Hamilton Aliens.

External links

* [http://www.hamiltonia.edu/ Official Site]
* [http://www.shamilton-cr.com/ Student News Site]
* [http://www.shamilton-cr.com/survey01_results.asp Student Survey Results]
* [http://www.khec.com/ Kaplan Higher Education Corporation]


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