Shares of some top education companies were mixed at the close of trading:

Apollo Group rose $.12 or .4 percent, to $29.27.

Career Education Corp. fell $.07 or 1.4 percent, to $5.05.

DeVryEd fell $.26 or .6 percent, to $41.24.

Strayer Education Inc. fell $1.02 or 2.0 percent, to $49.39.