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The 2011 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book


This section presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.

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All Levels of Education

215 - School Enrollment [Excel 36k] | [PDF 67k]

216 - School Expenditures by Type of Control and Level of Instruction in Constant (2008-2009) Dollars [Excel 35k] | [PDF 67k]

217 - School Enrollment, Faculty, Graduates, and Finances-Projections [Excel 43k] | [PDF 63k]

218 - Federal Funds for Education and Related Programs [Excel 48k] | [PDF 69k]

219 - School Enrollment by Age [Excel 30k] | [PDF 66k]

220 - School Enrollment by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Age [Excel 35k] | [PDF 66k]

221 - Enrollment in Public and Private Schools [Excel 43k] | [PDF 66k]

222 - School Enrollment by Sex and Level [Excel 34k] | [PDF 66k]

223 - School Enrollment by Control and Level [Excel 35k] | [PDF 66k]

224 - Students Who Are Foreign-Born or Who Have Foreign-Born Parents: 2008 [Excel 56k] | [PDF 66k]

Educational Attainment

225 - Educational Attainment by Race and Hispanic Origin [Excel 41k] | [PDF 58k]

226 - Educational Attainment by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex [Excel 42k] | [PDF 58k]

227 - Educational Attainment by Selected Characteristic: 2009 [Excel 53k] | [PDF 65k]

228 - Mean Earnings by Highest Degree Earned: 2008 [Excel 46k] | [PDF 65k]

229 - Educational Attainment by State [Excel 41k] | [PDF 65k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Completions and Dropouts

266 - Public High School Graduates by State [Excel 40k] | [PDF 68k]

267 - High School Dropouts by Race and Hispanic Origin [Excel 48k] | [PDF 68k]

268 - High School Dropouts by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin [Excel 68k] | [PDF 69k]

269- Enrollment Status by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex [Excel 46k] | [PDF 69k]

270 - Employment Status of High School Graduates and School Dropouts [Excel 35k] | [PDF 69k]

271 - General Educational Development (GED) Credentials Issued [Excel 29k] | [PDF 74k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Schools and Enrollment

233 - Preprimary School Enrollment--Summary [Excel 33k] | [PDF 61k]

237 - Public Elementary and Secondary Schools by Type and Size of School [Excel 35k] | [PDF 71k]

239 - Public Elementary and Secondary School Enrollment by Grade [Excel 32k] | [PDF 71k]

240 - Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Enrollment--States [Excel 95k] | [PDF 68k]

241 - Selected Statistics for the Largest Public School Districts [Excel 38k] | [PDF 56k]

242 - Public Elementary and Secondary School Enrollment by State [Excel 205k] | [PDF 72k]

249 - School Enrollment Below Postsecondary--Summary by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 2008 [Excel 48k] | [PDF 72k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Special Topics

230 - Children With Parental Involvement in Home Literacy Activities [Excel 49k] | [PDF 69k]

231 - Children's School Readiness Skills [Excel 32k] | [PDF 69k]

232 - Children Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home by Region: 2008 [Excel 48k] | [PDF 61k]

248 - Parent Participation in School-Related Activities, by Selected School, Student, and Family Characteristics: 2007 [Excel 36k] | [PDF 68k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Staff and Finances

250 - Elementary and Secondary Schools-Teachers, Enrollment, and Pupil-Teacher Ratio [Excel 34k] | [PDF 72k]

251 - Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers-Selected Characteristics [Excel 35k] | [PDF 71k]

252 - Public Elementary and Secondary Schools--Number and Average Salary of Classroom Teachers, 1990 to 2008, and by State, 2008 [Excel 41k] | [PDF 71k]

253 - Teacher Stayers, Movers, and Leavers, by Sector [Excel 39k] | [PDF 62k]

254 - Public and Private School Teachers Who Moved to a Different School or Left Teaching, by Reason [Excel 33k] | [PDF 62k]

255 - Average Salary and Wages Paid in Public School Systems [Excel 32k] | [PDF 70k]

256 - Public School Employment [Excel 23k] | [PDF 70k]

257 - Public Elementary and Secondary School Finances by Enrollment-Size Group [Excel 41k] | [PDF 66k]

258 - Public Elementary and Secondary Estimated Finances, and by State [Excel 51k] | [PDF 76k]

262 - Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers--Selected Characteristics [Excel 45k] | [PDF 70k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Summary

238 - Public Elementary and Secondary Schools-Summary [Excel 80k] | [PDF 71k]

261 - Private Schools [Excel 84k] | [PDF 70k]

Elementary and Secondary Education:  Technology, Courses, and Test Scores

259 - Computers for Student Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools [Excel 30k] | [PDF 62k]

260 - Percent of Public School Districts Offering Various Technology Resources to All or Some Elementary School or Secondary School Students by District Characteristics: 2008 [Excel 24k] | [PDF 62k]

263 - SAT Scores and Characteristics of College-Bound Seniors [Excel 70k] | [PDF 72k]

264 - ACT Program Scores and Characteristics of College-Bound Students [Excel 35k] | [PDF 67k]

265 - Profiency Levels on Selected NAEP Tests for Students in Public Schools, by State: 2009 [Excel 61k] | [PDF 62k]

Higher Education:  Degrees

294 - Salary Offers to Candidates for Degrees [The complete publication including this copyright table is available for sale from the U.S. Government Printing Office and the National Technical Information Service]

295 - Earned Degrees Conferred by Level and Sex [Excel 42k] | [PDF 78k]

296 - Degrees Earned by Level and Race/Ethnicity [Excel 42k] | [PDF 78k]

297 - Degrees and Awards Earned Below Bachelor's by Field: 2008 [Excel 65k] | [PDF 73k]

298 - Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Field [Excel 49k] | [PDF 73k]

299 - Master's and Doctorate's Degrees Earned by Field [Excel 42k] | [PDF 69k]

300 - First Professional Degrees Earned in Selected Professions [Excel 44k] | [PDF 64k]

Higher Education:  Finances, Fees and Staff

283 - Average Total Price of Attendance of Undergraduate Education [Excel 32k] | [PDF 64k]

284 - Average Amount of Aid Received by Aided Undergraduates: 2007-2008 [Excel 59k] | [PDF 64k]

285 - Average Out-of-Pocket Net Price of Attendance for Undergraduates [Excel 37k] | [PDF 62k]

286 - Higher Education Price Indexes [Excel 35k] | [PDF 62k]

287 - Federal Student Financial Assistance [Excel 35k] | [PDF 66k]

288 - State and Local Financial Support for Higher Education by State [Excel 187k] | [PDF 66k]

289 - Institutions of Higher Education-Charges [Excel 44k] | [PDF 70k]

290 - Voluntary Financial Support of Higher Education [Excel 38k] | [PDF 70k]

291 - Average Salaries for College Faculty Members [Excel 36k] | [PDF 70k]

292 - Employees in Higher Education Institutions by Sex and Occupation [Excel 40k] | [PDF 50k]

293 - Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education [Excel 37k] | [PDF 54k]

301 - Academic Libraries by Selected Characteristics: 2008 [Excel 38k] | [PDF 64k]

Higher Education:  Institutions and Enrollment

272 - College Enrollment of Recent High School Graduates [Excel 37k] | [PDF 74k]

273 - College Enrollment by Sex and Attendance Status [Excel 36k] | [PDF 74k]

275 - College Enrollment by Selected Characteristics [Excel 45k] | [PDF 74k]

276 - Degree-Granting Institutions, Number and Enrollment by State: 2007 [Excel 82k] | [PDF 78k]

277 - College Enrollment by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin [Excel 35k] | [PDF 80k]

278 - Foreign (Nonimmigrant) Student Enrollment in College [Excel 34k] | [PDF 80k]

279 - College Enrollment-Summary by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: 2008 [Excel 63k] | [PDF 63k]

280 - Higher Education Enrollments in Languages Other Than English [Excel 36k] | [PDF 63k]

281 - College Freshman--Summary Characteristics [Excel 42k] | [PDF 71k]

282 - Students Reported Disability Status by Selected Characteristic [Excel 45k] | [PDF 71k]

Higher Education:  Summary

274 - Higher Education-Summary [Excel 44k] | [PDF 71k]

School Choice

234 - Type of School Attended by Student and Household Characteristics [Excel 55k] | [PDF 71k]

235- Public Charter and Traditional Schools-Selected Characteristics [Excel 79k] | [PDF 71k]

236 - Students Who Are Homeschooled by Selected Characteristics: 2007 [Excel 71k] | [PDF 71k]

School Crime and Safety

243 - Public Schools Reporting Incidents of Crime, by Incident Type and Selected School Characteristic [Excel 65k] | [PDF 62k]

244 - Percent of Public Schools Reporting Selected Types of Disciplinary Problems Occurring at School, by Selected School Characteristics: 2007-08 [Excel 60k] | [PDF 62k]

245 - Students in Grades 9-12 Who Reported Being Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property by Student Characteristics [Excel 68k] | [PDF 65k]

246 - Public Schools Using Selected Safety and Security Measures by School Characteristics [Excel 32k] | [PDF 65k]

247 - Students Who Reported Being Bullied at School or Cyber-Bullied by Student Characteristics: 2007 [Excel 73k] | [PDF 68k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2011 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: September 28, 2011