Class 101 Recognized in all 3 of Franchise Gator’s Top 100 lists

Posted Feb 25th, 2021

Franchise Gator, one of the leading directories for franchise and business opportunities, makes annual lists to honor the most successful and up-and-coming franchises in the industry. Class 101 has been recognized by Franchise Gator for several years, so we were excited when they released their list for 2021, which you can find here!

Class 101 was recognized in all three categories, ranking on the Top 100 Franchises, Fastest Growing Franchises, and Top Emerging Franchises lists for its rapid growth and overall quality as a franchise. The rankings are based on many factors including financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity, and sustainability.

“We are so honored to be recognized in all three of Franchise Gator’s Top 100 lists this year,” said Class 101 Founder and CEO, Tom Pabin. “It is a true testament to all the amazing franchise owners and college planners we have nationwide. They are passionate about making college dreams a reality for students and families.”

“Our college advisors are there every step of the way to help students in the college search, admissions and financial aid process,” said Betsy Filchak, Director of Operations. “The results of our 1:1 services speak for themselves. In 2020, Class 101 seniors earned an average of $201K in scholarships and financial aid. They also saw sizeable increases in standardized test scores.”

“It all started in one community, with one person helping one student find-and-afford the right college,” says Pabin. “Now, after 23 years, we have served over 6,500 students in 45 locations, collectively earning high school students more than $482M in scholarships and financial aid,” he said. “It’s an honor to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness.”

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