Apollo Group is among the leading providers of higher-education programs for working adults. The company operates the University of Phoenix, the Institute for Professional Development, the College for Financial Planning and Western International University. The consolidated enrollment in its educational programs makes Apollo Group the largest private institution of higher education in the United States. The company features educational programs and services at nearly 100 campuses and 160 learning centers in more than 35 states, Puerto Rico, Alberta, British Columbia, the Netherlands and Mexico. Apollo Group was founded in 1973.