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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Educational Services

Overview: the U.S. Educational Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Educational Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Educational Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses (Include Tuition For Literacy Programs, Ged, Second Language Programs,

Occupational, Technical, And Trade; Professional Development; And Management Training Programs And Courses

Higher Academic, Career/Technical, And Advanced Research Qualification Programs And Credit Courses

Leisure And Recreation Activities Instruction And Training

Exam Preparation And Tutoring Services

Educational Support Services

Educational Consulting Services

Rental Of Non-Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

Program Service Revenue Including Government Fees And Contracts

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Educational Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Educational Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Educational Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers0%
Other Management Occupations 7%
Education Administrators 6%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Business Operations Specialists 16%
Training and Development Specialists 9%
Training and Development Specialists 9%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Computer Occupations 5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Community and Social Service Occupations 6%
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 6%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43%
Postsecondary Teachers 35%
Math and Computer Teachers, Postsecondary 5%
Health Teachers, Postsecondary 5%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 5%
Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary 5%
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers 11%
Graduate Teaching Assistants 5%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 5%
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers 29%
Elementary and Middle School Teachers 16%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 11%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7%
Secondary School Teachers 8%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7%
Special Education Teachers 5%
Other Teachers and Instructors 8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 9%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 9%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 5%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 5%
Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors 6%
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers 16%
Substitute Teachers 7%
Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10%
Instructional Coordinators 6%
Instructional Coordinators 6%
Teacher Assistants 8%
Teacher Assistants 8%
Miscellaneous Education, Training, and Library Workers 6%
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 15%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 14%
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 12%
Coaches and Scouts 12%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 7%
Therapists 7%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 5%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 5%
Recreation and Fitness Workers 8%
Recreation Workers 7%
Sales and Related Occupations 8%
Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 8%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Educational Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • I Will Teach You TO Be Rich trademarks "READY SET EVERGREEN" - Providing on-line training video courses, seminars and workshops in the field of how to create an automated email funnel - 02/10/2018
  • Full Sail trademarks "MBE" - Offering post-graduate courses of instruction, seminars and degree programs in the fields of art, music production, video production, audio production, radio production, computer software design, television programming production, computer animation, film production, motion picture production, computer software programming, electronic communications and telecommunications, video and computer game design, web design, teacher and instructor credentialing, graphic design, Internet marketing, media design, creative writing, journalism, live event production and the business of the entertainment industry - 02/10/2018
  • Columbia College trademarks "TRUITION" - Education services in the nature of courses at the university level - 02/09/2018
  • Triumph Higher Education Group raises $2 million in funding. - 01/12/2018
  • Duke University patents Specialized Robot Motion Planning Hardware And Methods Of Making And Using Same - 01/04/2018
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center patents Image Segmentation Via Multi-atlas Fusion With Context Learning - 01/04/2018
  • Johns Hopkins University patents Delta Mechanism With Enhanced Torsional Stiffness - 01/04/2018
  • Cypherworx raises $1 million in funding. - 12/08/2017
  • BetterLesson raises $7 million in funding. - 09/07/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Johns Hopkins University1691
    Northwestern University868
    Purdue Research Foundation808
    WGBH Educational Foundation
    Full Sail

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Children’s services to see third education secretary in two years after reshuffle - Children’s services will get its third secretary of state in two years after the government announced Damian Hinds would be the new head of the Department for Education. The move follows former education secretary Justine Greening, who had been in post ... (01/10/2018)
    • Oakcrest names teacher, educational services professional of the year - HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Spanish teacher Erin Chiappini and sign language interpreter Kathleen Yandoli, have been selected Oakcrest High School’s teacher of the year and educational services professional of the year, respectively. Chiappini, who grew up in ... (01/10/2018)
    • Brumit promises change in education service - HANFORD — Monday night, a group of around 30 people gathered at a home in Hanford and listened to Lemoore High School Principal Rodney Brumit announce that he is running for Kings County Office of Education superintendent of schools. “This is a service ... (01/10/2018)
    • Miami University — Web Services Librarian / Assistant or Associate Librarian - To become part of a team that leads the Libraries’ efforts to enhance its virtual spaces, working closely with other Library departments to develop and expand online library services ... in librarianship and higher education; experience with web APIs ... (01/10/2018)
    • Evanston Public Library expands to role as tech, work and education hub - Retired from a career in investor services, "computers have always been my hobby," Lowman said. The demand has been so great that he now brings along five or more assistants to help students get up to speed on texting, playing music, even doing online ... (01/09/2018)
    • Quotidian Technical Highlights on Selected Education and Training Services ... - Illinois headquartered Adtalem Global Education Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 355,457 shares last Friday. The stock finished the trading session 0.11% lower at $44.10. The Company's shares have gained 0.46% in the last month, 24.75% over the ... (01/09/2018)
    • Brainerd School District: Business services director to resign - The director of business services announced his resignation this week ... into the classroom and the education of thousands of children. "It's like the duck on the water: it's gliding along, but underneath we're paddling like crazy," he added. (01/07/2018)
    • From the A-J’s Pages: Region XVII Education Service Center leaders to meet - WASHINGTON — A report in TV Guide that former President Ronald Reagan didn’t vote for George Bush is nonsense, the President’s press secretary said Wednesday. 50 years ago: A meeting of superintendents and others who are members of the joint ... (01/07/2018)
    • Shawnee Mission cited by state for delayed, missing services for special education kids - The Shawnee Mission School District must submit an action plan to the state this month after an investigator found the district did not provide the required amount of federally required services for some individual disabled or gifted students earlier this ... (01/04/2018)
    • USCA earns honors for services for veterans, military students - USC Aiken recently was recognized for its services to veteran and military students. The university has been named a Military Friendly institution again by Victory Media, and has been selected as a Top School in the “2018 Military Advanced Education ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,720,935,463 on Educational Services. It has awarded 28,728 contracts to 5,593 companies, with an average value of $844,079 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Educational Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Educational ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Computer & IT Training & Certification
    Flight Training Competing industry
    Cosmetology & Barber Schools Competing industry
    Professional & Management Development Training Competing industry
    Business & Secretarial Schools Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog are less than those from Educational Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog Product Sales Report

    Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Educational ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Vocational Schools & Occupational Training Competing industry
    Language Schools Competing industry
    Apprenticeship Training Competing industry
    Professional & Management Development Training Competing industry
    Exam Preparation & Tutoring Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses are less than those from Educational Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Product Sales Report

    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment
    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment Product Sales Report

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