U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Education

EDUCATION 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Fall school enrollment:
Elementary (grades K-8) (million) 38.6 38.9 38.9 139.1 139.3
Secondary (grades 9-12) (million) 14.8 16.0 16.3 116.4 116.4
Higher education (million) 15.3 17.3 17.5 17.8 118.0
School expenditures, constant (2006-2007) dollars: 2
Elementary and secondary (billion dollars) 497 563 576 582 599
Higher education (billion dollars) 286 347 357 365 373
Educational attainment: 3
High school graduate or more (percent) 84.1 85.2 85.2 85.5 85.7
College graduate or more (percent) 25.6 27.7 27.6 28.0 28.7

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, Administrative and Customer Services Division