Education and Training Stocks

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Education and Training Stocks

The educational industry covers everything from educational materials for Pre-K–12 students to business training and services. Here is a little info on some of the education and training segments within this category to help you find potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded education and training companies can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each category through the industry links on this page.

Book Publishers: While not every company on this list produces educational books, the majority of these companies produce children’s books and/or educational material. Examples of companies in this category include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) and Scholastic Corporation (SCHL).

Business Education and Training: These education companies provide a wide range of services to businesses, from general sales and leadership training to specific technical training for a company’s employees. Examples of companies in this section include Franklin Covey Company (FC) and Pearson, Plc. (PSO).

Educational Service Providers:  A large number of the companies on this list offer educational products and services focused on grades K-12 including online curriculum and learning programs, premium schools, foreign language training, test preparation courses or after-school tutoring services. Also include are companies that provide education products including language-learning software, scholastic products and textbook services. Examples of companies in this section include Chegg, Inc (CHGG)New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (EDU) and TAL Education Group (XRS).

Professional License: These companies offer products and services focusing on individuals obtaining professional licenses and/or certification.

Post-Secondary Education: This category includes companies that own and operate post-secondary universities and/or technical institutes. Examples of companies include:

Capella Education Company (CPLA)

DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA)




Industry Links: Education and Training Stocks

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Book Publishers

Business Education and Training Services

Education Service Providers – K-12

Professional License Educational Companies

Post-Secondary Education



Education Resources

List of Recent IPOs and Comparative Tools

Education: IPOs in 2016

China Online Education Group (COE) (IPO June 10, 2016: China, online and mobile English education platforms)

Education IPOs in 2015

Hailiang Educatuon Group, Inc. (HLG) (IPO in July 2015: China: K-12 educational services)

Instructure Inc. (INST) (IPO in November 2015: Education and training software)


List of Publicly Traded Education and Training Stocks

U.S. Exchanges

Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) (DeVry University)

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) (American Public University System (APUS) and Hondros College, Nursing Programs)

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL) (University of Phoenix)

ATA Inc. (ATAI) (China: commercial licensure and certification tests)

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) (Operates campus bookstores)

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (BPI) (Ashford University and University of the Rockies)

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU) (IPO May 18; China: operates K-12 schools)

Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD) (Classroom support services, online teach materials, online simulations, literary services)

Capella Education Company (CPLA) (Capella University – Online)

Career Education Corporation (CECO) (American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University)

Chegg, Inc (CHGG) (Textbook services)

China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL) (China: provides training to professionals who are attempting to obtain professional licenses)

China Online Education Group (COE) (IPO June 10, 2016: China, online and mobile English education platforms)

Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) (Children’s books)

Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. (FEDU) (IPO November 8, 2017; China: after-school math education services)

Franklin Covey Company (FC) (Consulting and training Services)

GP Strategies Corporation (GPX) (Sales, Technical training and e-Learning Solutions)

Graham Holdings Company (GHC) (Diversified company: Educational services through Kaplan in addition to a number of other investing areas)

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) (A Christian University)

Hailiang Educatuon Group, Inc. (HLG) (IPO in July 2015: China: K-12 educational services)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) (Pre-K–12 educational services and book publishing)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A) (Academic publishing)


K12 Inc. (LRN) (Online curriculum and learning programs for grades K–12)

Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) (IPO February 1, 2017; network of higher education institutions)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC) (Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Florida Medical Training Institute, Lincoln College of New England, Lincoln Technical Institute and Lincoln College of Technology)

National American University Holdings, Inc. (NAUH) (National American University)

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (EDU) (China: private educational services)

OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE) (IPO March 28, 2018; China: K-12 after-school education services)

Pearson, Plc. (PSO) (United Kingdom: learning materials technologies, assessments, products and services)

RISE Education Cayman Ltd (REDU) (IPO October 20, 2017; English teaching and tutoring services)

RYB Education, Inc. (RYB) (IPO September 27, 2017; early childhood education service provider)

Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) (Children’s book publisher and educational services)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) (Strayer University)

Sunlands Online Education Group (STG) (IPO March 23, 2018; China: online post-secondary and professional education)

TAL Education Group (TAL) (China: after-school tutoring services for grades K-12)

Tarena International, Inc. (TEDU) (China – IT Training)

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) (Automotive, Diesel, Collision Repair, Motorcycle and Marine Technicians)