Kumon Tops Education Category for 21st Straight Year

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Affordability, Growth, Training and Support Programs Keep Kumon At the Top of Rankings.


Kumon North America is starting 2022 off right, ranking No. 1 in the education category and No. 6 overall on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ®. It’s our 21st consecutive year leading the education category, and our second consecutive year in the list’s Top 10.

Kumon’s consistently high rankings are testament to our ongoing commitment to Kumon Instructors and helping them succeed. Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 ranking is based on data that demonstrates Kumon’s low cost, growth throughout the franchise system, the strong corporate support provided to our franchise owners, the strength of the brand and the company’s financial strength and stability. The ranking is considered a valuable tool for prospective franchisees who are weighing franchise opportunities.

“We are proud that our established systems, affordable investment and best-in-class training and support programs have once again earned Kumon recognition as the industry leader,” says Mike Shim, senior vice president of field and operations for Kumon North America. “Kumon’s proven business model gives hundreds of new franchisees in the U.S. and Canada the confidence to take the leap and start their own business every year. Franchise candidates who decide to become Kumon Instructors can not only make a meaningful change in their own lives but also make a difference in the lives of children in their communities.”

Among the many reasons that Kumon earns high praise in the franchise rankings are:

Kumon is affordable. Kumon is No. 1 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000 list. At just $2,000, Kumon has an extremely low franchise fee as well as low startup costs. The investment starts at less than $65,000 and Kumon contributes $34,000 in incentives for U.S. franchises.


Kumon has a proven model. Kumon Instructors have been able to build profitable businesses while also making a difference in the lives of children for more than 60 years. Unlike most education franchises, Kumon is not tutoring. Instead, Kumon offers both math and reading enrichment that helps kids excel.


Kumon is growing. Kumon is growing. The brand is No. 8 on Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchises list and No. 55 on the magazine’s list of Fastest-Growing Franchises in the U.S. and Canada.

2022 is an ideal time to invest in a Kumon Franchise and join the $23.4 billion U.S. education enrichment industry. With the pandemic causing a lasting disruption in schools, parents are more concerned than ever with giving their children every advantage academically. Concerned parents are likely to gravitate toward Kumon, which is renowned worldwide for helping students excel in both math and reading.

Kumon’s affordable cost, extensive training and support programs and positioning as the top-ranked education franchise make it a strong investment for someone who wants to own a profitable business and make a lasting, positive impact on children in their community. To learn more about the Kumon franchise opportunity and whether it is right for you, register now to join one of our free webinars

About Kumon Franchise

In business for over 60 years, Kumon is consistently ranked #1 in the education category by Entrepreneur magazine and this year, Kumon was ranked #6 in the Top Ten of the entire Franchise 500® list. Investment starts at less than $65,000 and Kumon offers up to $34,000 in incentives—veterans may qualify for an extra $10,000 bonus. Opening a Kumon Franchise is ideal for individuals with a passion for education and for helping kids. See if Kumon Franchise is right for you.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

For kids from pre-K to high school, Kumon is a math and reading academic enrichment program that goes well beyond traditional tutoring, unlocking the potential of children to achieve more. Through daily practice, the individualized approach helps children develop strong math, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Students develop confidence, increase focus, and improve study habits. Kumon Instructors guide kids through their individual curriculums, helping them set and achieve goals.