U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Education

EDUCATION 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Fall school enrollment:
Elementary (grades K-8) (million) 38.6 38.9 39.2 138.9 138.6
Secondary (grades 9-12) (million) 14.8 15.1 15.4 115.7 116.0
Higher education (million) 15.3 15.9 16.6 116.9 117.1
School expenditures, constant (2001-2002) dollars: 2
Elementary and secondary (billion dollars) 450 463 (NA) (NA) (NA)
Higher education (billion dollars) 301 317 (NA) (NA) (NA)
Educational attainment: 3
High school graduate or more (percent) 84.1 84.1 84.1 84.6 85.2
College graduate or more (percent) 25.6 26.2 26.7 27.2 27.7

NA Not available.
\1 Projections.
\2 For school year ending June the following year.
\3 For persons 25 years old and over.


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