US education and for-profit schools

US education and for-profit schools
  • Pininvest Analysis

Our selection tries to cover extensively all US-exchange listed for-profit schools because we are in no position to evaluate the actual quality of the education services provided – even the US Department of Education, under the former Obama Administration and today (in 2018), does not seem self-assured in evaluating the educational content itself

The job oriented measures, introduced by the former Administration and on the way out today, measured school performance in terms of employer recognition – quality training was assumed to lead to a high percentage of students entering the job market

Although costly to administer, and fairly arbitrary, the heavily criticized system was probably better than full ‘laisser-faire’ because the funding by student debt, and Government guarantee against future reimbursement, has to rely on successful job placement

Technological advance with new educational tools may well offer more effective and cheaper training formats and it is probably not a coincidence that the market clearly favors companies with large market caps such as Grand Canyon Education, Laureate, Adtalem Global, Chegg or Strayer Education to respond to the new challenge

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US education and for-profit schools • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
2U, Inc. TWOU NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Process Mngt USD 17.09 1.1 B -73.8% 118%   2% -83%
Adtalem Global Education ATGE NYSE Services Educational Services USD 36.29 2.0 B -23.7% 30%   3% -39%
American Public Education APEI NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 22.22 357 M -26.6% 42%   3% -40%
Career Education CECO NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 15.12 1.1 B 8.9% 36%   5% -34%
Cengage Learning Holdings CNGO OTC Services Educational Services USD 12.63 - 21.7% 131%   18% -61%
Chegg CHGG NYSE Services Educational Services USD 32.75 3.9 B 27.1% 42%   6% -38%
Franklin Covey FC NYSE Services Educational Services USD 36.21 506 M 64.8% 30%   6% -12%
GP Strategies GPX NYSE Services Educational Services USD 11.25 190 M -23.0% 45%   3% -35%
Grand Canyon Education LOPE NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 96.75 4.7 B -19.7% 36%   4% -30%
K12 LRN NYSE Services Educational Services USD 25.08 1.0 B 48.1% 39%   5% -32%
Laureate Education LAUR NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 15.71 3.5 B 2.5% 31%   3% -17%
Learning Tree International LTRE OTC Services Educational Services USD 0.42 - -67.9% 194%   3% -85%
Lincoln Educational Services LINC NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 2.13 54 M 0.0% 72%   5% -50%
Rosetta Stone RST NYSE Services Educational Services USD 17.94 431 M -14.7% 46%   1% -37%
Scientific Learning SCIL OTC Services Educational Services USD 0.30 - -50.3% 315%   20% -80%
Strayer Education STRA NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 132.28 2.9 B 5.2% 36%   5% -30%
Universal Technical Institute UTI NYSE Services Educational Services USD 5.31 135 M 115.9% 52%   9% -25%