February 4, 2020
Rapid growth earns Class 101 a place on national ranking for fourth consecutive year.
Franchise Gator, one of the largest directories of franchise and business opportunities on the Internet, has recognized Class 101 as one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country. Class 101 is #4 on Franchise Gator’s 2020 ranking.
Franchise Gator created its annual list to honor some of the more successful companies in the franchise industry. Inclusion on the list is based on data from the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document and concentrates on financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity, and sustainability. They also take into consideration each brand’s investment range and expected growth in the upcoming year. This is Class 101’s fourth appearance on this list and its highest ranking to date.
“We are proud to receive this most recent recognition. It is a reflection of the collective efforts of our franchise owners across the country. They are passionate about their calling to help high school students go through the college planning process and to help make college more affordable for families, “says founder and CEO Tom Pabin. “In each of their communities, they are running successful businesses and representing the Class 101 brand with pride and integrity.”
Through its proven systems, Class 101 provides individual college planning to high school students. College advisors meet with students on an average of once a month to address every part of the college planning process providing students the opportunity to focus on college list development, test prep, essay writing, resume building, exploration of majors, and application submission. A strong bond is formed along the way, and Class 101 advisors become trusted mentors in student’s lives.
The results that are achieved through this process are impressive. Class 101 students see sizeable increases in test scores, apply on average to seven colleges, and have collectively earned more than $357,960,000 in merit scholarship money.
“We empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness,” says Pabin. “It was the vision I had 22 years ago, and it continues today in our 45 locations. We are honored to do what we do, and we are confident about the future for Class 101.”
April 26, 2021
Webinar Alert: How to get a jumpstart on college applications For the Class of 2022, college application season is right around the corner, meaning the road to college is about to get very real. The good news: Class 101 is launching a brand-new program that’s specifically designed to help “soon-to-be-seniors” get a jumpstart on college […]Read More >
March 1, 2021
The 101 Scholar Program is back! Class 101 will be awarding four high school students, nationwide, who make a difference in their community through volunteerism or creating a service project. Each student will win a $1,000 scholarship, and applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2021 until May 1, 2021. The 101 Scholar represents students […]Read More >
February 12, 2021
Each year, Class 101 recognizes top franchisees in several areas of excellence with awards at the national convention. The most prestigious award, Franchise of the Year, was presented to Kim and Randy Stegemoller of Central Indiana. This powerhouse husband-and-wife team was recognized out of 44 locations for being the top franchise in the nation. This […]Read More >