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Library Resources for Education Research: Finding Statistics

This guide lists some basic information resources for research in education.

How to find a statistic

Condition of Education 

Indicators and analyses of educational statistics provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Digest of Education Statistics

Statistical information on all levels of education, provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Projections of Education Statistics 

Provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2016, as well as state-level data on enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools and public high school graduates to the year 2016.


School Enrollment in the United States 2010

These national statistics describe a wide variety of student characteristics at all levels of school, from nursery to graduate.  The tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status and vocational course enrollment.  The statistics are produced from the October School Enrollment Supplemental to the Current Population Survey; historical tables are provided.