About Us


At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently.  We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Why? Because learning changes everything.



Some highlights in our long history in education and technology include:

1888 James H. McGraw, originally a school teacher from upstate New York, purchases The American Journal of Railway Appliances, to meet growing demand for insight into the rail industry. John A. Hill serves as editor at Locomotive Engineer.
1917 The McGraw and Hill Companies merge to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc.
1930 The Book Company enters the trade-book field with Whittlesey House in February. The first title published is The World's Economic Dilemma, by Ernest Minor Patterson.
1952 The secondary school list of Harper & Brothers is merged with the School Department of the Book Company to meet the needs of the post-World War II "baby boom."
1965 California Test Bureau (CTB) joins McGraw-Hill, strengthening the Company’s leadership in the elementary and high school education and assessment market.
1970 McGraw-Hill enters a joint venture with Tata Group in India, establishing Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd. Tata McGraw-Hill Education is a market leader in providing learning solutions to India’s burgeoning economy.
1988 The Book Company acquires the school and college division of Random House, Inc.
1989 McGraw-Hill College Division introduces the first computerized publishing system (PRIMIS) allowing instructors to customize a textbook to match their curriculum.
2000 McGraw-Hill expands its presence in both the PreK-12 and higher education markets through the acquisition of Tribune Education.
2006 CTB becomes the first company in the industry to offer measurement-based, formative, online assessment with the launch of its Acuity suite.
2009 McGraw-Hill Connect® launches; an all-digital teaching and learning exchange for higher education. Just six months after its launch, Connect is used by more than 1.2 million teachers and students across the U.S.
2010 McGraw-Hill Education launches an online assessment platform with unique speech recognition technology to accelerate English language learning in China.
2011 McGraw-Hill Education becomes the first company to provide universal access to its digital content and tools directly from any learning management system at any college or university.
2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Education offers LearnSmart, industry-leading adaptive learning technology, directly to students.

January | McGraw-Hill Education launches SmartBook™, the world's first adaptive e-book.

March | The McGraw-Hill Companies completes the sale of McGraw-Hill Education to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO), creating one of the world’s largest pure-education companies.  

June | McGraw-Hill Education acquires the personalized learning software company ALEKS Corporation, strengthening its position as the leader in adaptive technology. The Company also opens a new technology research and development center in Boston's Innovation District. 


February | MHE acquires Area 9 and Engrade, making it a leader in adaptive learning technologies and open digital platforms that unify data, curriculum, and tools across K-12 education.

March | MHE collaborates with StudySync to combine dynamic digital content and an English Language Arts platform with acclaimed instructional resources and sales expertise.

April | David Levin joins McGraw-Hill Education as president and Chief Executive Officer. MHE releases Create for K-12 education, allowing schools to customize print and digital course content from tens of thousands of learning resources. 

June | MHE opens a new Seattle office to serve as a hub for enhancing educational technologies for the K-12, higher education, assessment. and professional markets.

November | MHE becomes an official partner of the Future Ready Schools Leadership Network, a government-sponsored initiative to use ed-tech to help students reach their full potential. 


March | MHE launches the new Connect higher education platform allowing full access through native apps designed for tablet and mobile device users. 

June | MHE sells CTB to Data Recognition Corporation.