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:
Census Bureau Data Reveal Decline in School Enrollment
U.S. school enrollment dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020.
Annual Survey of School System Finances First Look
The data provide initial insight into spending per public school pupil (pre-K through 12th grade), as well as revenue and other school system spending details.
Survey of Income and Program Participation Data Release
The U.S. Census Bureau today released data from the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).
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.