Entrepreneur Magazine Names Kumon Franchise to “Best of the Best” List for the 21st Consecutive Year
World’s Largest Education Franchise Continues to Uphold No. 1 Rank in the Tutoring Category
May 24, 2019 // Franchising.com // RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. - The Kumon Franchise has received recognition by Entrepreneur Magazine as a “Best of the Best” for the 21st year in a row. The Franchisor’s rank continues to make strides on the overall Franchise 500 list, advancing six spots from last year to No. 14. In addition, the organization ranked at the top of the tutoring industry category earlier this year for the 18th consecutive time.
The Kumon Method aims to unlock students’ full potential by way of identifying and building upon each participant’s “just-right” level of study. The method’s goals for students revolve around increased confidence, self-motivation, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving.
Since its founding in 1958 by Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher in Japan who set out to create study aids for his son, the Kumon Method’s global reach has grown exponentially. Over four million students have taken part in the program globally across 51 countries and regions. In 2019, enrollment numbers continue to grow, surpassing 420,000 students across North America since Kumon’s inception. 2,200 centers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are currently in operation.
“We are honored to receive recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine for the 21st consecutive year and to be ranked No. 1 in the Tutoring category for 18 consecutive years,” said Thomas Kuczek, Center Network Development Manager at Kumon North America, Inc. “As our global reach continues to grow, our commitment to providing high quality educational services across as many regions as possible remains.”
Kumon is proud to be a low-cost franchisor. With a franchise fee of just $1,000 and available start-up cost assistance valued up to $31,000, becoming a Kumon Franchise owner is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs. Individuals with entrepreneurial goals and a passion for education and helping others learn are welcome to learn more about joining the “Best of the Best” education franchise.
About the Kumon Franchise Business
Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Kumon has been serving millions of children worldwide for over 60 years across 51 countries, and continues to grow.