Cogna EducaÃ§Ã£o S.A. operates as a private educational organization in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through three segments: In-Class Higher Education, Distance Learning Higher Education, and Basic Education. It offers in-class and distance-learning higher education, and undergraduate and graduate courses; publishes, sells, and distributes textbooks, support materials, and workbooks with educational, literary, and informative content and teaching systems; and educational solutions for professional and higher education, and other supplementary activities, such as developing education technology with management and other education services. The company also provides K-12 education, pre-college preparatory, language courses for children and teenagers; management of child, primary, and secondary education activities; technical and preparatory courses for civil service examinations and Brazilian Bar Association; advises on and/or facilitates direct and indirect student loans; and develops software for adaptive teaching and academic management optimization. Its services include primary, secondary, and postsecondary education services with on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs, and distance learning, as well as graduate programs; preparatory courses under the brand LFG; and unregulated programs. The company operates 176 college education units in 24 Brazilian states and 132 Brazilian cities; and 1,510 distance-learning graduation centers in various Brazilian states and in the Federal District, as well as operates 54 own K-12 education schools, 125 Red Balloon units, and approximately 5,600 associated schools in Brazil. Cogna EducaÃ§Ã£o S.A. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.