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:
American Education Week: November 15-19, 2021
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,187 in FY2019, a 5.0% increase from 2018, and enrollment was 48.0 million.
Veterans Day 2021: Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.
National STEM Day: November 8, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the total civilian population age 16+ employed in STEM occupations at 10.8M. Women are 26.7% and earn 84.1% of men.
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.