Kumon Franchise

Franchise History

It is a center where mathematics and reading learning programs for children are carried out. It all started in 1954 when Toru Kumon, who was a math teacher, began teaching his son through several exercises that gave rise to the Kumon Method. In 1958, he established his first office in Moriguchi, Osaka. Gradually the franchise began to expand throughout Japan and acquire more students.

In 1974, the book The Secret of Kumon Math was written by Toru Kumon, where he included the objectives and theory of the Kumon Method. From that year on, the institute began to expand internationally by opening a center in the United States and later in Taiwan, Brazil, Germany and more. It has more than 26,000 centers worldwide.

  • Year Business Began: 1958.
  • Franchising Since: 1958.
  • Headquarters: Osaka, Japan.
  • Estimated Number of Units: More than 26,000.
  • Number of Employees: More than 25,000.
  • Industry: Education


It is a worldwide famous franchise that has grown considerably over the years with more than 26,000 locations. Toru Kumon has managed to establish different methods of his own that have allowed millions of students to learn math and reading quickly. Every year, he tries to innovate them.

The Kumon franchise has grown 194% since 2002, and private tutoring services are estimated to reach $ 196.3 billion by 2020. In recent years, it has been classified as the No. 1 educational franchise in the United States. One of its objectives is to establish 20 Kumon centers in Malaysia by 2020.

Cost Information 

The investment to acquire a Kumon franchise ranges from $ 73,373 to $ 154,825 depending on different factors. The franchise rate required by Kumon is $ 1,000. On the other hand, the brand is responsible for covering expenses of $ 36,000 in rent, signage, marketing center, part of the design, and telephone system.

Profit Estimates

The brand does not provide the exact earnings. The profits estimates for an educational institute depend on the number of students attending the Kumon center. The profits can range from approximately $ 38,000 to $ 130,000.

Training & Support

Kumon offers a training program to develop the skills of the instructors. Usually, they will learn everything related to the Kumon Method, study plans, administrative management, business strategies and more. That will allow the franchisee to be an ideal owner and run the business with passion and profitability.

After opening the franchise, it will offer you a branch manager and field consultants to guide you in your beginnings. Subsequently, it will hold monthly meetings in the franchisee area to support and advise continuously.

How to Apply for Kumon Franchise ?

To apply, you must go to


and you can follow the steps indicated on the website.