Educational Services

Industries in the Educational Services subsector provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. The instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers.

The subsector is structured according to level and type of educational services. Elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges and colleges, universities, and professional schools correspond to a recognized series of formal levels of education designated by diplomas, associate degrees (including equivalent certificates), and degrees. The remaining industry groups are based more on the type of instruction or training offered and the levels are not always as formally defined. The establishments are often highly specialized, many offering instruction in a very limited subject matter, for example ski lessons or one specific computer software package. Within the sector, the level and types of training that are required of the instructors and teachers vary depending on the industry.

Establishments that manage schools and other educational establishments on a contractual basis are classified in this subsector if they both manage the operation and provide the operating staff. Such establishments are classified in the educational services subsector based on the type of facility managed and operated.

6111 Elementary and Secondary Schools

61111 Elementary and Secondary Schools
See industry description for 611110 below.

611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and associated course work that comprise a basic preparatory education. A basic preparatory education ordinarily constitutes kindergarten through 12th grade. This industry includes school boards and school districts.

Illustrative Examples:
Elementary schools; Parochial schools, elementary or secondary; High schools; Primary schools; Kindergartens; Schools for the physically disabled, elementary or secondary; Military academies, elementary or secondary.

Cross-References.


6112 Junior Colleges

61121 Junior Colleges
See industry description for 611210 below.

611210 Junior Colleges
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level. The requirement for admission to an associate or equivalent degree program is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.


6113 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

61131 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
See industry description for 611310 below.

611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels. The requirement for admission is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

Illustrative Examples:
Colleges (except junior colleges); Theological seminaries offering baccalaureate or graduate degrees; Military academies, college level; Universities; Professional schools (e.g., business administration, dental, law, medical).

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level are classified in Industry 611210, Junior Colleges.

6114 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training

61141 Business and Secretarial Schools
See industry description for 611410 below.

611410 Business and Secretarial Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering courses in office procedures and secretarial and stenographic skills and may offer courses in basic office skills, such as word processing. In addition, these establishments may offer such classes as office machine operation, reception, communications, and other skills designed for individuals pursuing a clerical or secretarial career. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

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61142 Computer Training
See industry description for 611420 below.

611420 Computer Training
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting computer training (except computer repair), such as computer programming, software packages, computerized business systems, computer electronics technology, computer operations, and local area network management. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Offering training in the maintenance and repair of computers - classified in Industry 611519, Other Technical and Trade Schools; and
  • Computer retailing, wholesaling, or computer system designing that may also provide computer training - classified in their appropriate industries.

61143 Professional and Management Development Training
See industry description for 611430 below.

611430 Professional and Management Development Training
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering an array of short duration courses and seminars for management and professional development. Training for career development may be provided directly to individuals or through employers' training programs; and courses may be customized or modified to meet the special needs of customers. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

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6115 Technical and Trade Schools

61151 Technical and Trade Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering vocational and technical training in a variety of technical subjects and trades. The training often leads to job-specific certification. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

Illustrative Examples:
Apprenticeship training programs; Graphic arts schools; Aviation and flight training instruction schools; Modeling schools; Computer repair training; Nursing schools (except academic); Cosmetology schools; Real estate schools; Electronic equipment repair training; Truck driving schools.

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611511 Cosmetology and Barber Schools
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering training in barbering, hair styling, or the cosmetic arts, such as makeup or skin care. These schools provide job-specific certification.


611512 Flight Training
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering aviation and flight training. These establishments may offer vocational training, recreational training, or both.

Learn about Aircraft Rental Instruction.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in specialty air transportation services which may also provide flight training are classified in U.S. Industry 481219, Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation.

611513 Apprenticeship Training
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering apprenticeship training programs. These programs involve applied training as well as course work.


611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering job or career vocational or technical courses (except cosmetology and barber training, aviation and flight training, and apprenticeship training). The curriculums offered by these schools are highly structured and specialized and lead to job-specific certification.

Illustrative Examples:
Bartending schools; Modeling schools; Broadcasting schools; Real estate schools; Computer repair training; Truck driving schools; Graphic arts schools.

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6116 Other Schools and Instruction
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering or providing instruction (except academic schools, colleges, and universities; and business, computer, management, technical, or trade instruction). Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

61161 Fine Arts Schools
See industry description for 611610 below.

611610 Fine Arts Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering instruction in the arts, including dance, art, drama, and music.

Illustrative Examples:
Art (except commercial and graphic) instruction; Music instruction (e.g., piano, guitar); Dance instruction; Music schools (except academic); Dance studios; Performing arts schools (except academic); Drama schools (except academic); Photography schools (except commercial photography); Fine arts schools (except academic).

Learn about operating an Art School Gallery.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments offering high school diplomas or academic degrees (i.e., even if they specialize in fine arts) are classified elsewhere in the Educational Services Industry according to the type of school; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in offering courses in commercial and graphic arts and commercial photography are classified in U.S. Industry 611519, Other Technical and Trade Schools.

61162 Sports and Recreation Instruction
See industry description for 611620 below.

611620 Sports and Recreation Instruction
This industry comprises establishments, such as camps and schools, primarily engaged in offering instruction in athletic activities to groups of individuals. Overnight and day sports instruction camps are included in this industry. Learn more about running this type of business.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in operating overnight recreational camps that may offer some athletic instruction in addition to other activities are classified in U.S. Industry 721214, Recreation and Vacation Camps (except Campgrounds);
  • Establishments primarily engaged in operating sports and recreation establishments that also offer athletic instruction are classified in Sector 71, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation;
  • Independent (i.e., freelance) athletes engaged in providing sports instruction and participating in spectator sporting events are classified in U.S. Industry 711219, Other Spectator Sports; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in offering academic courses that may also offer athletic instruction are classified according to the type of school.

61163 Language Schools
See industry description for 611630 below.

611630 Language Schools
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering foreign language instruction (including sign language). These establishments are designed to offer language instruction ranging from conversational skills for personal enrichment to intensive training courses for career or educational opportunities.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Offering academic courses that may also offer language instruction - classified according to type of school; and
  • Providing translation and interpretation services - classified in Industry 541930, Translation and Interpretation Services.

61169 All Other Schools and Instruction
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering instruction (except business, computer, management, technical, trade, fine arts, athletic, and language instruction). Also excluded from this industry are academic schools, colleges, and universities.

Illustrative Examples:
Academic tutoring services; Public speaking training; Automobile driving schools; Speed reading instruction; Exam preparation services.

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611691 Exam Preparation and Tutoring
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering preparation for standardized examinations and/or academic tutoring services.

Illustrative Examples:
Academic tutoring services; Learning centers offering remedial courses; College board preparation centers; Professional examination review instruction.


611692 Automobile Driving Schools
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering automobile driving instruction.

Cross-References.


611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering instruction (except business, computer, management, technical, trade, fine arts, athletic, language instruction, tutoring, and automobile driving instruction). Also excluded from this industry are academic schools, colleges, and universities.

Illustrative Examples:
Public speaking training; Survival training; Speed reading instruction

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6117 Educational Support Services

61171 Educational Support Services
See industry description for 611710 below.

611710 Educational Support Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing noninstructional services that support educational processes or systems.

Illustrative Examples:
Educational consultants; Educational testing services; Educational guidance counseling services; Student exchange programs; Educational testing evaluation services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

 

Information courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.