Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Tutoring and test prep
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#60 Ranked #39 last year
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Initial investment
$147K - $266K
Units as of 2021
285 1.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Huntington Learning Centers was started by Dr. Raymond J. Huntington and his wife, Eileen, in 1977. The company began franchising in 1985.

Huntington Learning Centers offer instruction in reading, mathematics and study skills, as well as phonics, spelling, vocabulary, writing, algebra, geometry and SAT/ACT exam preparation.

About Huntington Learning Center

Parent Company
Huntington Learning Center Inc.
Eileen Huntington, Cofounder & CEO
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Founded in 1977 by Ray and Eileen Huntington, Huntington Learning Center offers individualized in-person and online tutoring programs for K-12 students nationwide. With approximately 300 locations across the country, Huntington’s business model is based on two key pillars: helping students achieve world-class results and maximizing franchisee profitability. Our dedication to these two areas is what has led Huntington Learning Center to its position as the top-performing franchise business in the tutoring industry.

At Huntington Learning Center, our primary goal is to give every student the best education possible - and we’re proud to say that since 1977, we’ve helped over a million students gain the confidence and skills that they need to do well in school.

In fact, on average, our tutoring students increase over two grade levels 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 receive, on average, $71,000 worth of scholarship offers each year - that’s over $187 million in scholarship offers collectively.

Huntington Learning Center is proud to say that our average annual franchise revenues are 46% higher than that of the competition.* In 2020, average franchise revenue was $363,155, with some franchise locations generating as much as $2,284,323 in revenue.


“We’ve built a business model that has helped so many franchisees make a meaningful difference in their lives, and we’re always striving to drive more profitability for our franchise owners,” says Anne Huntington Sharma, President and Board Member of Huntington Learning Center. “We know that the more successful our franchise owners are, the more lives they’ll be able to impact in a positive way.”

In addition to being named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Huntington Learning Center has garnered countless awards over the years for our dedication to our franchisees as well as the families that we serve, including being named a Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review, a Franchise Time Top 200+ organization, a Franchise Journal Top Brand and one of Franchise Dictionary 2020 Game Changers.

Not only is Huntington the top-performing tutoring and test prep franchise business, but it’s also one of the most affordable franchise opportunities on the market. The total cost to open a new Huntington Learning Center franchise ranges from $147,010 to $266,111 Huntington is a VetFran member and provides a 25% discount off of the initial franchise fee to all qualified retired and active-duty military personnel.

By becoming a Huntington Learning Center franchise, you join a brand that is passionate about student success and franchisee profitability with a proven track record that makes a lasting difference.

Anne Huntington President

Franchisee Testimonials

  • “Huntington has not only helped meet my goal of having a better work-life balance, but financially it has provided fabulous opportunities for my family.” Amy Servi, Minnesota - Franchisee since 2012
  • “There are precious few opportunities in this world to own a business where you can have the impact on students that we have every single day at Huntington.” Jeff Williams, Texas - Franchisee since 2010
  • “It’s been very lucrative for us, but more importantly, we’ve changed a lot of lives. That really feels good.” Michael Cardamone, Maryland Franchisee since 1999

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1985 (36 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
285 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
496 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell, NJ 07649

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Huntington Learning Center franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$147,010 - $266,111
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Veteran Incentives
25% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Huntington Learning Center offers in-house financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Third Party Financing
Huntington Learning Center has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
10 hours
Classroom Training
123 hours
Additional Training
At franchisee's location and online
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Huntington Learning Center landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #60

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #141

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #10

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021