Graduate School USA Acquired by American Public Education, Inc.

|Jan 4th, 2022

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

American Public Education, Inc. has acquired 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 celebrated its centennial anniversary last year. GSUSA serves the federal workforce through customized contract training (B2G) to federal agencies and through open enrollment (B2C) to government professionals. Its customers include over 100 government agencies such as the Department of Defense and many of its branches; the Department of Homeland Security; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Interior; Department of Justice; and the State Department.

The assets acquired from GSUSA – which delivers its training both in-person and through virtual learning – will operate as a new stand-alone unit of APEI and continue under the GSUSA name.

Read the full press release here