The Census Bureau provides information on a variety of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school costs and financing. Topic areas covered in this section include:
Per Pupil Spending Continues to Increase in 2020
Per pupil spending increased in fiscal year 2020 for the ninth year in a row, up to $13,494 in FY 2020 from $13,187 in FY 2019.
National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day: May 2-6 and May 3, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey counted about 5.74M teachers in the U.S. including preschool to postsecondary, special ed, tutors, assistants, and other.
Older Americans Month: May 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 54,074,028 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 328,239,523, or 16.5%.
American Community Survey Data on Educational Attainment
These data from the ACS provide estimates of educational attainment from 2000 to present, and are available for the U.S., states, metropolitan area, and more.
Current Population Survey Data on Educational Attainment
Data from the CPS provide national estimates of educational attainment from 1947 to present, with limited detail for states and some metropolitan areas.
Bachelor's Degree Attainment in the United States: 2005 to 2019
This brief uses three non-overlapping ACS 5-year estimates to examine bachelor’s degree attainment for the nation, counties and by race and Hispanic Origin.
School Enrollment in the United States 2018
The publication School Enrollment in the United States: 2018 is CPS and ACS.
The Population 65 Years and Older in the United States
This report provides a look at selected demographic, social, housing and economic characteristics of the 65 years and older population in the United States.