Graduate School USA to be Acquired by American Public Education, Inc., Pending Regulatory Approval

|Aug 26th, 2021

Tyton Partners represented Graduate School USA in its sale to American Public Education, Inc., pending regulatory approval.

American Public Education, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), one of the leading providers of training to the federal government. GSUSA’s extensive portfolio of government agency contracts and customers is tightly aligned to APEI’s focus on “Educating Those Who Serve” and represents a strong adjacency to American Public University System’s (APUS) core military and veteran student populations. The acquisition further advances APEI’s focus on career training and degrees that help provide pathways to employment and career advancement.

“The acquisition of GSUSA further advances APEI’s HEROI™ focus of offering career training and degrees that provide pathways to employment and advancement, creating opportunities for individuals to succeed and achieve their goals,” said Angela Selden, APEI’s CEO. “Graduate School USA is a non-Title IV business that will help diversify APEI with a strong foothold in the workforce training marketplace. We see opportunity to further serve the federal workforce marketplace beyond the core Washington, D.C. market and by extending into other workforce training segments.”

Graduate School USA was established in 1921 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. GSUSA provides training to the federal workforce through a catalog of over 300 courses specializing in foundational and continuing professional development, as well as leadership training to advance the performance of government agencies through the competency and career advancement of their employees. GSUSA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) and delivers its training both in-person and virtually.

GSUSA will be a new stand-alone subsidiary of APEI. Over the past three fiscal years, GSUSA has generated over $20 million in average annual revenue. The transaction is anticipated to close sometime during the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to certain closing conditions, including approval by or notices to regulatory and accrediting bodies.

Read the full press release here