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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Strayer Education (Nasdaq: STRA) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1 per share. At a price of $112.35 as of 9:58 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.6%. The average volume for Strayer has been 146,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Strayer has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, provides post-secondary education services for working adults. It offers various academic programs in traditional classrooms and through the Internet. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.