What is the Huntington Learning Center franchise history?
Huntington Learning Center is the top performing franchise in the tutoring industry. Founded in 1977 by Ray and Eileen Huntington, The Huntington Learning Center provides personalized in-person and online tutoring programs for K-12 students nationwide. With approximately 300 locations across the United States, Huntington’s business model is based on two key pillars: helping students achieve superior results and maximizing franchisee profitability. Our commitment to both of these areas has led Huntington Learning Center to its position as the top performing franchise in the tutoring industry.
Our primary goal at the Huntington Learning Center is to provide every student with the best possible education – and we’re proud to say we’ve helped over a million students gain the confidence and skills they need to be do well in school. In fact, our tutored students improve on average over two grades in reading and math with just 50 hours of tutoring, and our test prep students see an average increase of 5.4 points on the ACT and 229 points on the SAT. Each of our students receives an average of $71,000 in scholarship offers each year – that’s over $187 million in total in scholarship offers. The Huntington Learning Center offers a business model based on helping students achieve world-class results through individualized instruction. By becoming a Huntington Learning Center franchisee, you are joining a brand that is passionate about student success and franchisee profitability and has a proven track record of making a lasting difference.
The popularity of the Huntington Learning Center franchise opportunity is reflected in the brand’s overall ranking of 122nd in this year’s Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list. This ranking marks the 10th consecutive year that the Huntington Learning Center has been included in this prestigious annual list. In addition to being named an Entrepreneur Franchise 500, the Huntington Learning Center has received countless awards over the years for our commitment to our franchisees as well as the families we serve, including being named “Top Low Cost Franchise” by Franchise Business Review, a Franchise Times “Top 200+ Organization”, a Franchise Journal “Top Brand” and one of Franchise Dictionary’s “2020 Game Changers”.
How Much Does a Huntington Learning Center Franchise Cost?
To open your own Huntington Learning Center franchise, here are the financial requirements, cash required, and ongoing franchise fees associated with business ownership:
Initial Franchise Fee: $36,000
Initial investment: $148,017 – $263,072
Net worth requirement: $200,000
Cash requirement: $65,000
Veteran Incentives: 25% discount on the first unit franchise fee
Ad Fees: 2%
Contract term: 10 years
The Huntington Learning Center offers internal financing to cover the following: franchise fee, start-up costs, equipment, inventory, receivables and payroll. Investing in a Huntington Learning Center franchise is a decision to own a business that has the power to make the world a better place through education. The Huntington Learning Center has helped hundreds of franchisees realize their dreams of owning a worthwhile business, and in the process, our franchisees have helped thousands upon thousands of students. The franchise fee for your first location at the Huntington Learning Center gives you access to one of the most robust training and ongoing support platforms in the franchise industry. Our long history of success as a franchisor is due to our continued investment in our support infrastructure. We leave nothing to chance and support every franchisee in all aspects of our business model.
What do Huntington Learning Center franchisees earn?
The Huntington Learning Center embraces two values that drive everything we do: student tutoring success and franchisee profitability. The Huntington Learning Center outperforms the competition because our franchisees understand that helping students achieve results leads to success. In fact, the Huntington Learning Center is the top-grossing tutoring franchise. Our average 2019 franchise center revenue is 36% higher than the competition*, and we’ve had eight straight years of double-digit growth — and there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Our values guide everything we do and we make sure we attract franchisees who share our values. This is the only way we can ensure that our brand remains at the forefront of our industry in the future.
Why Invest in a Huntington Learning Center Franchise?
In the wake of the pandemic, millions of students are falling behind and the demand for tutoring is skyrocketing. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an education crisis that our society has never experienced before. School closures and the transition to virtual learning have negatively impacted millions of students. Students of all ages are lagging behind – and parents are understandably concerned. According to the Education Trust, nine in 10 parents say they are concerned their children may be left behind due to coronavirus-related school closures, and eight in 10 say their children are experiencing increased levels of stress.
News outlets in California, Texas, Florida and other states are reporting that students are falling through the cracks, scores are falling, engagement has never been lower and teachers are stressed and struggling with the new normal. USA Today published an article entitled “Students Fall Behind in Online School. Where is the COVID-19 ‘disaster plan’ to catch up with them?” the details of how dire the situation is across the country. “Parents are afraid that their children will fall behind and they don’t know what the solution is,” reports the outlet. “You are looking for guidance. They’re looking for help.” For thousands of students every day, the HD Learning Center is the “disaster plan to catch up,” and we couldn’t be better prepared to meet this crisis head-on.
The Huntington Learning Center is committed to empowering students to reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals. Whether it’s K-12 tutoring, improving study skills, or test preparation for college entrance exams or state standardized tests, we are able to create personalized plans that will accelerate students’ skills and improve their scores by focusing on individual needs the student concentrate. In fact, the very first thing we do for each student is give them an academic evaluation that reveals academic strengths and weaknesses, and from there we determine the best course of action. This alone makes us unique in an industry that tends to deliver a one-size-fits-all approach. At the Huntington Learning Center, we treat each student as an individual. While so many tutoring franchise brands cut corners, the Huntington Learning Center holds itself to high standards of quality instruction with accreditations and teacher certifications. This means that when parents send their children to us, they can rest assured that their children are in good hands.
Parents send their children to us because they see an improvement in their grades, exam preparation and scores such as SAT or ACT and want to help them develop self-confidence. Nowadays, parents also grade us! We are proud to say that 98% of HD Learning Center parents would recommend us to friends and family. In the classroom, 98% is an A+! This high rating is a testament to the value we offer our students. Since 1977, individuals who own a Huntington Learning Center franchise have helped over a million students. Many of them were accepted into their dream schools and reached their potential. We are so proud that we help our students win millions of dollars in college scholarship offers.
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*Data is based on each company’s Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) for all franchise centers opened in 2019, with the exception of Kumon, which applies to centers open for at least three years; and Sylvan, which apply to centers that have been open for at least 24 months. Kumon reports in its 2021 FDD that its average franchise center open at least 36 months had 150 professional students. We estimate a college student’s monthly fee using our web search for the phrase “how much does a parent kumon pay”. We used the average of the high estimates, $145 per month per individual subject. We estimated the registration fee at $50 and the materials fee at $30 from this web search; and we estimate that half of a center’s enrollers pay these fees.