McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is a learning science company and one of the "big three" educational publishers[2][3] that provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education. The company also provides reference and trade publications for the medical, business, and engineering professions. McGraw-Hill Education currently operates in 28 countries, has more than 5,000 employees globally, and offers products and services to over 135 countries in 60+ languages.

Formerly a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, now S&P Global, McGraw-Hill Education was divested from McGraw Hill Financial and acquired by Apollo Global Management in March 2013 for $2.4 billion in cash.[4][5][6][7][8]

Based on the growing demand for classroom technology, McGraw-Hill Education has transitioned from a print-based business model to one based on delivering digital content and technology-enabled learning solutions.[9] This shift has accelerated in recent years with an increased focus on developing adaptive learning systems that enable classroom teaching to come closer to a one-to-one student-teacher interaction. These systems allow personalized learning by assessing each student's skill level and using data to determine how each can progress through lessons most effectively. McGraw-Hill Education provides digital products and services to over 11 million users. In 2013, the company acquired the ALEKS Corporation[10] and after acquiring 20 percent equity stake in Area9 ApS went on to acquire the company, its development partner on the LearnSmart Advantage suite.[11] In 2015 MHE opened a new R&D office in Boston's innovation district.[12][13] In September 2016 the company acquired adaptive learning technology and content provider Redbird Learning.[14] The company currently offers over 1,500 adaptive products in higher education and digital formats for its major K-12 programs.

McGraw-Hill Education
The McGraw-Hill Education logo.
The branded McGraw-Hill Education logo after separation from McGraw-Hill Financial
FounderJames H. McGraw
John A. Hill
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location2 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York City
Key peopleDr. Nana Banerjee (President and CEO) [1]
Publication typesAdaptive learning technology, Educational software, eBooks, Apps, Platform services, curriculum, and Books
RevenueIncrease $1.72 billion (2017)
Owner(s)Apollo Global Management
No. of employees5,000+

Corporate history

McGraw-Hill Education traces its history back to 1888 when James H. McGraw, co-founder of the company, purchased the American Journal of Railway Appliances. He continued to add further publications, eventually establishing The McGraw Publishing Company in 1899. His co-founder, John A. Hill, had also produced several technical and trade publications and in 1902 formed his own business, The Hill Publishing Company.

In 1909 the two men agreed upon an alliance and combined the book departments of their publishing companies into The McGraw-Hill Book Company. John Hill served as President, with James McGraw as Vice-President. 1917 saw the merger of the remaining parts of each business into The McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc.[15]

In 1946, McGraw-Hill founded an educational film division. It acquired Contemporary Films in 1972 and CRM in 1975. McGraw-Hill combined its films in the CRM division in 1978. McGraw-Hill sold CRM in 1987.[16]

In 1979 McGraw-Hill Publishing Company purchased Byte from its owner/publisher Virginia Williamson who then became a vice-president of McGraw-Hill. In 1986, McGraw-Hill bought out competitor The Economy Company, then the nation's largest publisher of educational material. The buyout made McGraw-Hill the largest educational publisher in the U.S.[17]

In 1988, McGraw Hill closed its trade book division.

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc became The McGraw-Hill Companies in 1995, as part of a corporate identity rebranding.[18]

In 2004, The McGraw-Hill Companies sold its children's publishing unit to School Specialty.[19]

In 2007, The McGraw-Hill Companies launched an online student study network, This offering gave McGraw-Hill an opportunity to connect directly with its end users, the students. The site closed on April 29, 2012.

On October 3, 2011, Scripps announced it was purchasing all seven television stations owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies' broadcasting division McGraw-Hill Broadcasting for $212 million; the sale is a result of McGraw-Hill's decision to exit the broadcasting industry to focus on its other core properties, including its publishing unit.[20] This deal was approved by the FTC on October 31[21] and the FCC on November 29.[22] The deal was completed on December 30, 2011.[23]

On November 26, 2012, The McGraw-Hill Companies announced it was selling its entire education division to Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion.[24] On March 22, 2013, it announced it had completed the sale and the proceeds were for $2.4 billion in cash.[25]

In 2014, McGraw Hill Education India partnered with GreyCampus to promote Online Learning Courses among University Grants Commission- National eligibility Test Aspirants.[26]

McGraw Hill Education India is located in Noida area of Delhi/NCR. The company also sells books online at

On June 30, 2015, McGraw-Hill Education announced that Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) had agreed to acquire "key assets" of the CTB/McGraw-Hill assessment business.[27]

On May 11, 2017, McGraw-Hill Education announced the sale of the business holdings of McGraw-Hill Ryerson (Ryerson Press) to Canadian educational publisher, Nelson.[28]

Corporate organization

Operating segments of McGraw-Hill Education include:

  • McGraw-Hill Education K–12, which develops curriculum solutions and content for early childhood education, K-12 learners, and adult education.
  • McGraw-Hill Education Higher Ed, which focuses on post-secondary education.
  • McGraw-Hill Education Professional, focused on post-graduate and professional learners.
  • McGraw-Hill Education International, which focuses on learners and professionals outside of the United States.

Other major subsidiaries, partners and investments:

McGraw-Hill Education is also established in Asia, Australia, Canada (as McGraw Hill Ryerson) Europe, India, and Latin America (as McGraw-Hill Interamericana). In 2013, McGraw-Hill Education acquired the entirety of shares in Tata McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited, the company's long-existing joint venture with Tata Group in India. The company is now known as McGraw Hill Education in India as well.


During the course of its history, the McGraw-Hill Companies expanded significantly through acquisition, not just within the publishing industry but also into other areas such as financial services (the purchase of Standard & Poor's in 1966) and broadcasting (the 1972 acquisition of Time-Life Broadcasting). Many of these acquisitions stayed with McGraw-Hill Education after their acquisition by Apollo Global Management in 2013.

Date of acquisition Company acquired Industry
1920 Newton Falls Paper Company[39] -
1928 A.W. Shaw Company[39] Publisher of magazines and textbooks
1950s Gregg Company[39] Publisher of vocational textbooks
1953 Companies of Warren C Platts, including Platts[39][40] Publisher of petroleum industry information
1961 F.W. Dodge Corporation[41] Publisher of construction industry information
1965 California Test Bureau[39] Developer of educational testing systems
1966 Standard & Poor's[41] Financial Services
1966 Shepard's Citations[42] Legal publisher
1968 National Radio Institute Correspondence School
1970 The Ryerson Press Educational and trade publishing
1972 Television Stations of Time Life Broadcasting[41] Broadcasting
1986 The Economy Company Educational publishing
1988 Random House Schools and Colleges[43] Educational publishing
1993 Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company including Glencoe and SRA[44] Educational publishing
1996 Times Mirror Higher Education including William C Brown, Richard D Irwin, Irwin Professional, Mosby College and Broiwn & Benchmark [45] Educational publishing
1997 Micropal Group Limited[46] Financial Services
1999 Appleton & Lange from Pearson[47] Publisher of medical information
2000 Tribune Education, including NTC/Contemporary, Everyday Learning/Creative, Instructional Fair, Landoll, The Wright Group. American Education Publishing, Meeks Heit & Peter Bedrick Books[48] Publisher of supplementary educational materials
2002 Open University Press University press - academic publications
2005 J.D. Power & Associates[49] Marketing information provider
2013 Key Curriculum[50] Math technology firm
2013 ALEKS[51] Adaptive learning firm
2014 Area9 Aps[52] Adaptive learning firm
2014 Engrade[53] Learning management system
2016 Redbird Advanced Learning, formerly Education Program for Gifted Youth[54] Adaptive learning firm


  • John A. Hill (1909-1917)
  • James H. McGraw (1917–1928)
  • Johnathan Heflin (1928–1948)
  • James McGraw, Jr. (1948–1950)
  • Curtis W. McGraw (1950–1953)
  • Donald C. McGraw (1953–1968)
  • Shelton Fisher (1968–1974)
  • Harold McGraw, Jr. (1974–1983)
  • Joseph Dionne (1983–1998)
  • Harold W. McGraw III (1998–2013)
  • Buzz Waterhouse (2013–2014)
  • David Levin (2014–2017)
  • Buzz Waterhouse (2017–2018)
  • Dr. Nana Banerjee (2018–current)


In 1980, McGraw-Hill Education paid the African American writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin a $200,000 advance for his unfinished book Remember This House, a memoir of his personal recollections of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.[55] Following his death, the company sued his estate to recover the advance they had paid him for the unfinished book. The lawsuit was dropped by the company in 1990, citing a desire not to cause distress to Baldwin's family.

In October 2015, McGraw-Hill Education was accused of whitewashing history after it published a caption in a geography textbook referring to American slaves as "workers".[56] The company quickly apologized, updated the digital version of the materials, and offered schools replacement texts at no charge.[57] Since the controversy began in Houston, it has been linked to broader controversies about conservative texts at the Texas Education Agency.[58]

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Further reading

  • Roger Burlingame, Endless Frontiers: The Story of McGraw-Hill, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959.

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David Levin (businessman)

David Levin (born 1963) is a British businessman. As the president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education from 2014-2017, Levin sought to drive the company's on going transition from a traditional educational publisher to a full-spectrum digital education company. He has been a vocal proponent of the use of digital and adaptive technology in education. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, Levin served as CEO of UBM plc.As a child, Levin lived in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). His father was a political journalist, and in 1965, when Levin was two, the family were given a day to leave the country. In consequence he has expressed his gratitude to the opportunities given him in his adopted country, and about the advantages of immigration. He attended St Paul's School in London. Levin has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University (1983), and an MBA from Stanford University (1984).

Levin succeeded Clive Hollick as the CEO of UBM plc on 5 April 2005. At UBM Levin set out to focus on building the business in emerging markets and live events, such as exhibitions, by buying smaller companies and selling print titles. He also encouraged the company to use digital media and mobile technologies. In so doing, he warned repeatedly that media companies must adopt new business models as fast as possible. Under his direction, UBM secured its position as one of the world's largest events businesses having expanded into new and emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia. On 16 September 2013 UBM announced David Levin’s resignation as Chief Executive Officer.Prior to his time at UBM, Levin served as CEO of Symbian plc beginning in April 2002, when the company built the operating system to power the first generation of smartphones. He also held senior positions at Psion, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Apax Partners, Universal Grinding Wheels of Stafford and Bain & Company.Levin is married to Lindsay Levin, the founder and managing partner of Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise that brings together leaders from all disciplines and sectors to use their influence to create change. David and Lindsay have three sons. He was on the finance committee of the Oxford University Press.

His mother, Leah Levin OBE, was a director of the human rights organisation JUSTICE. His brother Jeremy Levin was named CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in 2012, the largest company in Israel by market cap. He was replaced by Erez Vigodman.

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Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education is awarded annually by the McGraw-Hill Education, The McGraw Foundations, and Arizona State University to recognize outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference in Pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research around the world. The McGraw Prize was established in 1988 to honor the company's founder, James H. McGraw's lifelong commitment to education and to mark the corporation's 100th anniversary. In 2015 McGraw-Hill Education formed an alliance with Arizona State University to manage the annual McGraw Prize program.

As of 2015, McGraw Prize winners are determined by on an open nomination process as well as an assessment of the importance of an individual's career-long impact on the field of education by distinguished committee of jurors. The Prize includes three categories: Pre-K-12, higher education, and learning science research. Honorees receive an award of $50,000 and a bronze sculpture designed by students from Arizona State University.

Past honorees include:

CEO of EdX Anant Agarwal;

superintendent of Miami-Dade school district Alberto M. Carvalho;

CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning Sakena Yacoobi;

founder of Khan Academy Sal Khan;

former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley;

former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige;

James B. Hunt, Jr., former Governor of North Carolina;

Ellen Moir, co-founder and executive director, New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz;

James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University Child Study Center;

Mary E. Diaz, Ph.D., Dean of Education, Alverno College;

Christopher Cerf, a key creative force behind Sesame Street;

Dennis Littky, co-founder and co-director of The Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound;

and Barbara Bush, founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and former First Lady.

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