Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers education products and services such as curriculum textbooks and other learning materials, student assessments and testing services, and education technologies. The Company offers test development, processing, and scoring services and a range of education services including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, as well as owns and operates schools.

HQLondon, GB
Size (employees)30,339 (est)-7%
Pearson was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Pearson

Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

John Fallon

John Fallon

Coram Williams

Coram Williams

Elizabeth Corley

Elizabeth Corley

Non-Executive Director
Vivienne Cox

Vivienne Cox

Senior Independent Director
Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

Non-Executive Director
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Pearson Office Locations

Pearson has offices in Milano, Torino, Paris, Hallbergmoos and in 26 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
80 Strand
Palermo, AR
piso 6 1509 Humboldt
Melbourne, AU
707 Collins Street
Gaborone, BW
Plot 14386, New Lobatse Road, Gaborone West Industrial Site
São Paulo, BR
26, Nelson Francisco Street
Toronto, CA
26 Prince Andrew Place
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Pearson Financials and Metrics

Pearson Revenue

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Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.51 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.9% decrease from the previous period.

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Pearson's current market capitalization is $9.7 b.
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Pearson Operating Metrics

Pearson's Properties was reported to be 825 in FY, 2017. Pearson's Registered Users was reported to be 13 m in FY, 2017.
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Course Enrollments (Core Segment)

4 k4 k


1.15 k1 k900 825

Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m13 m

Test Centers

7.20 k7.20 k8 k20 k
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Pearson Revenue Breakdown

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Pearson revenue breakdown by business segment: 64.9% from North America, 18.1% from Core and 17.0% from Growth

Pearson revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 61.4% from US, 8.5% from UK, 7.3% from Other Countries, 14.2% from Asia Pacific, 5.8% from Other European Countries and 2.8% from Other

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson News and Updates

Virtual schools keep Pearson on course for return to profit growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Demand for online courses and virtual schools helped British education publisher Pearson to overcome weaker textbook sales in the United States and remain on track for a return to profit growth in 2018.

Pearson set for return to profit growth despite U.S., South African pressures

LONDON (Reuters) - British education company Pearson said it was on track to return to profit growth in 2018 despite pressures in its U.S. higher education textbook business wiping out earlier sales gains.

Mixed Reality in Education Market 2018: Global Analysis by Key Players – Design Intelligence, Microsoft, Pearson, Google

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish New Market Research Report On -“Mixed Reality in Education Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2018 - 2023” Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Asia-Pacific Digital English Language Learning Market 2018-2022: Key Vendors are EF Education First, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill Education, Oxford University Press, Pearson & Sanako

DUBLIN, Sept 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Digital English Language Learning Market in APAC 2018-2022" report has been added to's offering. The Digital English Language Learning Market in APAC to grow at a CAGR of 25.83% during the period 2018-2022. The report...

Interdisciplinary approach to improve critical thinking: Pearson MyPedia Study

Interdisciplinary learning engages students and helps them to develop knowledge, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and a passion for learning, suggests Pearson MyPedia study. With an aim to examine the success of intended learner outcomes, the study highlights that learners have shown an an…

Pearson Launches Global Alumni Network to Strengthen Relationships Among Former Employees

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the digital learning company, today announced the launch of a global alumni network, helping former employees stay connected with the people and ideas shaping the education industry. While alumni groups are a fixture among colleges and...
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Pearson Company Life and Culture

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