“I have worked within the Education industry for most of my life and have been a professor and lecturer at a number of universities and business schools. I have also had experience with some e-learning and distance-learning products, so I suppose I was well placed to consider Appleton Greene and it’s place within the market. Appleton Greene does not provide any academic programs and as such they do not really compete with traditional universities or business schools, they operate within the commercial professional program market. There are plenty of corporate training service providers around, but the majority of these tend to develop bespoke programs and operate internally within their clients’ organizations on a project-by-project basis. Appleton Greene is unique in that it develops standard programs where at all possible and these all still have strong unique propositions because they are developed around the core skills and experience of the individual learning providers who create them. It is a refreshing approach and one that is made all the better by the practical contributions of participating consultants, who each bring their own industry, service or geographical experience to the table. This makes the programs far more real and brings them to life for clients and keeps everything really fresh.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Education industry.

  • AcadeMedia
  • Acadomia Groupe
  • American Public Education Inc
  • Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes
  • Apollo Group Inc
  • ATA Inc
  • Bridgepoint Education Inc
  • Capella Education Co
  • Career Education Corp
  • China Distance Education Holdings Ltd
  • ChinaCast Education Corp
  • China Education Alliance Inc
  • ChinaEdu Corp
  • Chungdahm Learning Inc
  • Corinthian Colleges Inc
  • Credu Corp
  • Daekyo Co Ltd
  • Demos
  • DeVry Inc
  • Eikoh Inc
  • Estacio Participacoes SA
  • Franklin Covey Co
  • GP Strategies Corp
  • Grand Canyon Education Inc
  • ITT Educational Services Inc
  • JLS Co Ltd
  • Kroton Educacional SA
  • Learning Tree International Inc
  • Lincoln Educational Services Corp
  • MegaStudy Co Ltd
  • Meiko Network Japan Co Ltd
  • Melorio
  • Navitas Ltd
  • New Oriental Education & Technology Group
  • Noah Education Holdings Ltd
  • Nobel Learning Communities Inc
  • Princeton Review Inc
  • Raffles Education Corp Ltd
  • Riso Kyoiku Co Ltd
  • SEB Sistema Educacional Brasileiro SA
  • Shanghai Xin Nanyang Co Ltd
  • Strayer Education Inc
  • Tac Co Ltd
  • The Cross Harbour Hldgs Ltd
  • Tokyo Individualized Educational Inst
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Woongjin Thinkbig Co Ltd

The educational services market is large and growing with several types of opportunities available for franchisees. There are approximately 58,113 establishments in the industry which earn a combined $19.4 billion dollars in revenue. The industry is largely fragmented, the fifty largest companies represent just 30% of the total revenue in the industry. There ere 55.1 million students attending school in grades K-12, all of whom are potential clients for educational services – and that number is expected to increase to 74 million. The vast majority of revenue in this industry comes from tuition or program fees. Gross profits tend to range from 60-90% depending on the location and particular course, and net profit averages out to between 2-10%. Increasing company size has helped consolidate operations in the educational services field – helping to lower fixed costs and improve overall operational efficiency, both of which are very important to keeping businesses in the field healthy and profitable. Finding qualified instructors in any field is becoming increasingly challenging; it is important to inquire about this when researching potential companies. There is a potential danger to some areas of the field in future competition from online training courses, which are growing more and more popular as technology spreads. In addition, businesses face competition from free online resources and computer software. Overall, however, the field is expanding, educational services in the United States are forecast to grow by 5% per year over the next five years.


“Being governed by strict confidentiality agreements, bespoke services are more aligned with our specific requirements. Appleton Greene accommodates this and enables us to benefit from an external perspective while maintaining our tradition of centralization.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Defense industry.