U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Education

EDUCATION 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Fall school enrollment:
Elementary (grades K-8) (million) 38.6 38.9 38.9 139.1 139.4
Secondary (grades 9-12) (million) 14.8 16.3 16.5 116.5 116.3
Higher education (million) 15.3 17.5 17.8 18.2 118.7
School expenditures, constant (2007-2008) dollars:2
Elementary and secondary (billion dollars) 516 597 609 3624 3631
Higher education (billion dollars) 296 370 376 3383 3386
Educational attainment: 4
High school graduate or more (percent) 84.1 85.2 85.5 85.7 86.6
College graduate or more (percent) 25.6 27.7 28.0 28.7 29.4

FOOTNOTES
1Projections.
2For school year ending June the following year.
3Estimated.
4For persons 25 years old and over.


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