Last Updated: Mar 6, 2017
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- U.S. Statistical Abstract - Education
This webpage presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education. -- U.S. Census Bureau
- Digest of Education Statistics
The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education. Also includes information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends. - NCES
- Fast Facts (NCES)
Fast Facts offers information about American elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools, students, and the educational process. Example of information included: Nearly 50 million students are heading off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $540 billion will be spent related to their education.
StateMaster is a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. Compiled here are statistics from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics.
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- Projections of Education Statistics
Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2018, as well as state-level data on enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools and public high school graduates to the year 2018. State-level data on private schools are not included.
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals: What’s the Difference?
Some assignments require you to use only scholarly journals, not popular magazines. There is no foolproof way to tell the difference. However, there are some features you can look for to help you decide if a periodical is scholarly. (Read more...)