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Testing & Educational Support in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Testing & Educational Support in the US

Overall, the Testing and Educational Support industry has experienced surging growth over the five years to 2018 as rising student enrollment in US schools has been bolstered by steady growth in levels of US corporate profit and disposable income. For instance, with a growing number of high school graduates taking the SAT or the ACT exams, competition for college placement is high, boosting demand for college admissions consulting and test preparation materials. At the same time, industry revenue growth has been somewhat limited during the period by prolonged state budget deficits and shifting fiscal priorities, both of which have constrained the level of government funding for education. Moving forward, expanding enrollment in US schools and improving levels of disposable income and corporate profit will continue to drive industry growth. Moreover, the value of government funding for elementary, secondary and postsecondary education is expected to increase.

Operators in this industry provide noninstructional support services for education industries. The major segments of this industry are educational testing services and educational consultants. This industry does not include computer software designers that develop education support software; those operations are included in the IT Consulting industry (IBISWorld report 54151).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of college students
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Pearson PLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Educational Testing Service (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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