Estácio S.A.

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Estácio Participações S.A.
Type Sociedade Anônima
Traded as BM&F BovespaESTC3
Industry Higher education
Founded 1970
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Key people Antonio Carlos A. Ribeiro Bonchristiano, (Chairman)
Eduardo Alcalay, (CEO)
Revenue Increase US$ 732.5 million (2013)[1]
Net income Increase US$ 103.5 million (2013)[2]
Employees 13,548
Website www.estacio.br

Estácio is a private educational company focused in the universities sector founded in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It is named after the Portuguese knight and military officer Estácio de Sá, who was the founder of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is Brazil's second largest university with over 311,900 students in 57 campuses around the country, 39 of which are located in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Estácio is the second largest higher education company in Brazil by number of students and revenues, after Kroton Educacional.

The soccer club Universidade Estácio de Sá Futebol Clube is owned by the university.

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