Education Affiliates is focused on building a network of post-secondary schools with diverse offerings. The post-secondary education industry is attractive because it is driven by favorable macroeconomic and societal trends. These trends include:
Increasing Perceived Value of Post-Secondary Education: There is a growing income disparity between those with post-secondary training and those without, driven by the increased demand and need for skilled labor.
Growing Enrollment Base: Growth in the enrollment base for post-secondary education is being driven by overall population growth, the increasing number of high school graduates choosing post-secondary programs over traditional community colleges, and the increasing need for retraining the adult workforce.
Growing Need for Skilled Professionals: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites better than average growth in a wide array of skilled professions. These include: medical assistants, dental assistants, dental hygienists pharmacy assistants, practical and registered nurses, insurance coders, cosmetologists, HVAC technicians, welders, and commercial drivers, among others.
Each of these occupations requires post-secondary education and professional qualifications and certifications.
Education Affiliates Inc. is a private equity sponsored company. Currently, Education Affiliates has a total of 51 school locations nationwide.