May 25, 2022

New Report Examines Future Trends in Enrollments, Teachers, High School Graduates and Expenditures

From the National Center for Education Statistics:

Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools is projected to increase by 2 percent between 2014 and 2026, following a 3 percent increase between 2001 and 2014, according to a newly released report.

The National Center for Education Statistics released a new annual report today (April 12, 2018), entitled Projections of Education Statistics to 2026. This report provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment and degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2026.

Other findings include:

  • Postsecondary enrollment rose by 25 percent between 2001 and 2015, and is projected to increase  another 13 percent by 2026;
  • The number of high school graduates increased by 20 percent between 2001-02 and 2012-13, and is projected to increase 3 percent by 2026-27; and,
  • After adjusting for inflation, current expenditures per pupil increased by 14 percent between 2001-02 and 2013-14, and a further increase of 19 percent is projected by 2026-27.

Direct to Full Text Report
177 pages; PDF.

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