January 24, 2022

Research Tools: The Mobile Digest of Education Statistics, 2017 Now Available

From the National Center for Education Statistics:

This compact compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The Mobile Digest is designed as an easy mobile reference for materials found in detail in the Digest of Education Statistics, 2017.

The Digest includes selections of data from many government sources, especially those of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Digest includes information on schools and colleges, enrollments, teachers, graduates, finances, and educational outcomes. Unless otherwise stated, all data are extracted from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2017.

Unless indicated as a projection or estimate, all data presented in this report are the latest actual data available at the time of preparation of this document. Information on statistical procedures, definitions, and survey sources appears in the introduction, and appendixes A and B of the latest edition of Digest of Education Statistics.


Enrollment in 2-year and 4-year colleges rose 37 percent from 15.3 million in fall 2000 to 21.0 million in fall 2010, and then decreased 6 percent to 19.8 million in fall 2016.

Between 2005–06 and 2015–16, the number of people earning associate’s degrees increased by 41 percent; the number earning bachelor’s degrees, by 29 percent; the number earning master’s degrees, by 31 percent; and the number earning doctor’s degrees, by 29 percent.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.