Who Supplies What in the Education Industry?

Published September 1, 2003

Private-sector businesses make up more than $100 billion of America’s $750+ billion education industry, which includes higher education as well as K-12. A recent publication of the Education Industry Leadership Board identified the major suppliers in this $100 billion business, breaking them out into two larger sectors: education delivery providers, and providers of content, infrastructure, and service. A third breakout identified providers to the education industry itself.

The Education Industry Leadership Board was established in 1999 by the Education Industry Association. Its members include educational entrepreneurs, business executives, industry investors, and education policy experts representing the cutting-edge of the educational marketplace. Their aim is to bring the industry’s message–Service. Innovation. Results.–to the forefront of Congressional and public debate on education.

Further information on the Education Industry Leadership Board is available from the Education Industry Association, whose Web site is located at http://www.educationindustry.org. The Board’s introduction to the education industry, A Special Report, is also available there.

Education Delivery Providers
(% = Percent of 2001 Revenues of $102 billion)

Childcare (23%)
Bright Horizons http://www.brighthorizons.com
ChildrenFirst http://www.childrenfirst.com
KinderCare http://www.kindercare.com
Knowledge Learning Corporation http://www.klcorp.com

Professional Development (18%)
Canter & Associates http://www.canter.net
Classroom Connect http://www.classroomconnect.com
TeachStream http://www.teachstream.com

Schools (12%)

K-12 Schools
Chancellor Beacon http://www.chancellorbeacon.com
Edison Schools http://www.edisonschools.com
Mosaica Education http://www.mosaicaeducation.com
National Heritage Academies http://www.heritageacademies.com
Nobel Learning Communities http://www.nobellearning.com
SABIS http://www.sabis.com

Alternative Schools (Special Ed)
Aspen Education Group http://www.aspeneducation.com
Keystone Education and Youth Services http://www.keystoneyouth.com
Kids 1 http://www.kids1.com
Ombudsman Educational Services http://www.ombudsman.com
Options for Youth http://www.ofy.org
Richard Milburn High School http://www.rmhs.org
Total Education Solutions http://www.tesidea.com

Postsecondary Schools
Apollo http://www.apollogrp.edu
Corinthian Colleges http://www.cci.edu
DeVry http://www.devry.com
Strayer Education http://www.strayereducation.com

Content, Infrastructure, and Service Providers
(% = Percent of 2001 Revenues of $102 billion)

Publishing (16%)
Houghton Mifflin http://www.houghtonmifflin.com
McGraw-Hill Education http://www.mcgraw-hill.com
Pearson Education http://www.pearson.com
Reed Elsevier/Harcourt http://www.Elsevier.com

Technology (12%)
Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com
Chancery http://www.chancery.com
Plato http://www.plato.com
Texas Instruments http://www.education.ti.com

Procurement (10%)
J.L. Hammett http://www.hammett.com
School Specialty http://www.schoolspecialty.com

Testing and Tutoring (9%)
Inspirica http://www.inspirica.com
Kaplan http://www.kaptest.com
Kumon http://www.kumon.com
The Princeton Review http://www.princetonreview.com
Sylvan http://www.sylvan.net
Tutor.com http://www.tutor.com

Industry Service Providers
Boston Search Group http://www.bsgweb.com
Education Capital Markets http://www.educationcapital.com
Eduventures http://www.eduventures.com
Heidrick & Struggles International http://www.heidrick.com
KnowledgeQuest Education Group http://www.kqeducationgroup.com
Korn/Ferry http://www.kornferry.com
Parchman Vaughan http://www.parchmanvaughan.com
The Parthenon Group http://www.parthenon.com