May 17, 2022

Reference: Back-to-School Facts and Figures 2019

A new roundup of statistics re: K-12 and Higher Education in the United Statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is now available online.

From a NCES Blog Post:

Across the country, hallways and classrooms are full of activity as students return for the 2019–20 school year. Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles back-to-school facts and figures that give a snapshot of our schools and colleges for the coming year. You can see the full report on the NCES website, but here are a few “by-the-numbers” highlights. You can also click on the hyperlinks throughout the blog to see additional data on these topics.

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Note: A link to the source of data for each entry is provided.

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