Kumon Math and Reading Centers

Ranked #1 education franchise and #6 in the Top Ten of Entrepreneur's entire Franchise500® list, Kumon offers you an emotionally and financially rewarding way to help kids succeed. Our investment starts at less than $68,000 and we offer up to $36,400 in incentives to help you get started!

What Does a Kumon Math and Reading Centers Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Kumon Math and Reading Centers, you'll need to have at least $70,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $150,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $67,428 - $145,640. They also offer a discount for veterans (10% off Franchise Fee). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $70,000
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Net Worth: $150,000
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Total Investment: $67,428 - $145,640
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Not Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 10% off Franchise Fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Home Office: Ridgefield Park, NJ
Year Founded: 1954
Franchising Since: 1958

Kumon is not tutoring. Yes, you'll help kids overcome challenges but many will stay with you to complete the entire program, often advancing to working well beyond their grade level. As you guide them to master math and reading, you'll see them develop lifelong skills for success like critical thinking, time management, and grit. With excellent training and support, no teaching experience is needed. We’d love to talk with you to see if Kumon Franchise is a good fit for you!

Eligibility criteria: Please note, to be a Kumon Franchise owner you must have a bachelor's degree, proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and be available to run your center day-to-day (no absentee owners).

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About Kumon

For more than 60 years, Kumon kids have mastered math and reading through an ingeniously devised system of worksheets. Unlike traditional tutoring, kids often stay in Kumon long-term, working their way through the levels of the program. This means your business is built on the stability of committed, loyal families.

As kids progress, they master math and reading, but they also develop traits for success such as critical thinking, perseverance, and time management. It’s habits like these that have parents enrolling multiple kids and telling friends and family about their kids’ successes.

No teaching experience is needed—you’ll be trained to guide kids through the program and you’ll receive the business training you need to create an emotionally and financially rewarding business.

What Do You Need To Know?

  • At just $2,000, our Franchise Fee is the lowest in the industry
  • Our investment starts at just $67,428
  • We offer up to $36,400 in incentives, including rent reimbursement, free furniture and fixtures, and the primary sign for your Center at no cost
  • We've been ranked Entrepreneur magazine's #1 education franchise for two decades and were just ranked #6 in the entire Franchise 500® list—the next closest education franchise is #29

We’re here to support you from your very first request for information, offering a system of success supported by training, materials, and marketing to drive your business.

What Do You Need For Success?

All applicants need a bachelor’s degree and either citizenship or a green card, in addition to meeting the liquidity requirements of $70,000 and net worth requirements of $150,000.

Beyond that, we look for people who have a desire to develop relationships with families in their community and to see kids succeed, not just in math and reading, but in life.

What Do Our Franchisees Say?

“The satisfaction that a Kumon instructor gets from helping students is really indescribable. there's no feeling like it when a student comes in that might be struggling, and you can turn their whole educational outlook around. For any potential franchisee out there that is apprehensive, I would just say go with your heart. If you love kids and you want to help kids, then Kumon is a perfect place for you.”
– Greg, Kumon Owner and Instructor

“Being a Kumon Owner and Instructor has provided me an opportunity to really be a significant influence in somebody's life. It’s not just business, you’re really part of a bigger network, you’re part of a family. And Kumon has been very successful in helping us come together as one.”
– Charlotte, Kumon Owner and Instructor


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Kumon Math and Reading Centers has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014)


Kumon Math and Reading Centers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $70,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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