The Educational Services Industry is composed of establishments that provide instruction and training on a wide variety of subjects.
Theses institutions, including schools, colleges, universities and training centers, are either privately or publicly owned. Private institutions may be further classified as "for-profit" or "not-for-profit". We report on publicly traded, for-profit schools that have a focus on post-secondary education. According to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, post-secondary education is being provided to about 18.2 million students. Of that population, some 1.4 million are receiving their education through for-profit schools.