Our Brands

We serve five large education markets—higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research—where our products and size give us a clear competitive advantage. We prioritize markets and products that deliver tangible employment-related skills and competencies.

Higher Education

Our Higher Education business, Cengage, supports learning and student success by providing materials and digital solutions to faculty and students enrolled in two-year, four-year and vocational programs. We currently serve more than 10 million of the 18 million students in US higher ed. Setting a new standard of service for our customers, we deliver quality, easy-to-use course materials from textbooks and eBooks to courseware such as MindTap and WebAssign. In the US, we offer Cengage Unlimited and Cengage Unlimited for Institutions. We help instructors be better teachers, we help institutions solve problems and we empower students to leverage the power and joy of learning to transform lives.

Workforce Skills

We provide post-secondary and continuing education online courses, offering students the opportunity to upskill and reskill outside the traditional US higher education degree-conferring path. Millions of Americans are currently un- or under-employed, and those who pursue a traditional degree program typically graduate with more than $30,000 of student debt. There is a growing need for shorter, cost-effective ways for individuals to gain employable skills that allow them to start and advance in their careers. Our ed2go business builds market-leading learning experiences with employers and universities to prepare people for fulfilling careers in the highest demand industries such as healthcare, IT, business and marketing and technical trades. The US online skills market is a $12 billion industry that is rapidly growing by nearly 10% each year.

Secondary Education

In the US, more than 17 million students complete secondary education as a springboard to pursue higher education or enter the workforce. We provide learning programs to thousands of schools, supporting students’ skill development to succeed in their future aspirations.

English Language Teaching

We provide English language curriculum and digital solutions under the globally recognized National Geographic Learning brand to over 60 million students and 55,000 institutions globally, with China being our largest market. For more than 400 million people around the world, mastery of the English language is the gateway to a more promising career. This market is expected to continue to grow by approximately 5% each year.


We partner with librarians and educators around the world to connect 30 million distinct learners annually to essential, digital content through user-friendly technology that enhances experiences and improves learning outcomes. For more than 65 years, Gale has collaborated with academic institutions, schools, and public libraries around the world, empowering discovery and insights that push the boundaries of traditional research and advance learners in all areas of life.