Becker Professional Education, a subsidiary of
DeVry Education Group Inc.
), recently introduced an online community called Becker Edge.
Becker Edge offers educational resources and study materials to
students appearing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam;
current Becker students and accounting professionals. Students can
also benefit from blogs and tips from Becker experts and
instructors. This online forum allows members to interact, post
questions and participate in discussions. Students are also allowed
to form study groups and share their experiences.
Becker Professional Education is one of the growth institutions of
DeVry and offers career oriented education in the field of
accounting, project management and healthcare professions. In fact,
Becker Professional Education has reported a 5% year-over-year
increase in revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
In order to improve enrollment levels, DeVry has been redesigning
and reengineering processes across its institutions; introducing
electronic course material and providing enhanced academic tools to
students to reduce textbook costs; and consolidating administrative
offices and campuses to create a leaner long-term cost structure.
With the online sharing of study materials under the Becker Edge,
the cost of education is likely to decline.
DeVry University has also been working on its marketing efforts to
build brand awareness and improving its technology. The
introduction of the online community is a part of these growth
strategies. With sharing of information, this online platform will
reach out to more students, which can help to improve enrollment
DeVry has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Other Stocks to Consider
Other stocks worth considering in the education sector include
Lincoln Educational Services Corp.
), sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Strayer Education Inc.
), both carrying a Zacks Rank #2.
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