May 22, 2022

New Report/Data: Projections of Education Statistics to 2027 (46th Edition)

From the National Center for Education Statistics:

Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools is projected to increase by 4 percent between 2015 and 2027, following a 3 percent increase between 2002 and 2015, according to a newly released report.

The National Center for Education Statistics released a new annual report today (Date), entitled Projections of Education Statistics to 2027. 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 2027.

Other findings include:

  • Postsecondary enrollment rose by 19 percent between 2002 and 2016, and is projected to increase  another 3 percent by 2027;
  • The number of high school graduates increased by 15 percent between 2002-03 and 2012-13, and is projected to increase 5 percent by 2027-28; and,
  • After adjusting for inflation, current expenditures per pupil increased by 9 percent between 2002-03 and 2014-15, and a further increase of 16 percent is projected by 2027-28.


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