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USA Statistics in Brief--Education

EDUCATION 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006
Fall school enrollment:
Elementary (grades K-8) (million) 38.6 39.0 39.0 138.9 139.2
Secondary (grades 9-12) (million) 14.8 15.7 16.0 116.2 116.4
Higher education (million) 15.3 16.9 17.3 17.5 117.7
School expenditures, constant (2004-2005) dollars: 2
Elementary and secondary (billion dollars) 487 529 537 538 (NA)
Higher education (billion dollars) 285 326 341 350 (NA)
Educational attainment: 3
High school graduate or more (percent) 84.1 84.6 85.2 85.2 85.5
College graduate or more (percent) 25.6 27.2 27.7 27.6 28.0

SYMBOL
NA Not available.

FOOTNOTES
1Projections.
2For school year ending June the following year.
3For persons 25 years old and over.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administration and Customer Services Division