Report: A Retrospective Look at U.S. Education Statistics

This report is a commemorative guide that is intended to provide a better understanding of the history and use of federal education statistics that have been collected and reported by this agency since 1868. Statistics covered in the report include: 

  • Number of elementary and secondary schools 

  • Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools 

  • Attendance and length of school year in elementary and secondary schools 

  • High school graduates and graduation rates 

  • High school course-taking 

  • Elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures 

  • Number of postsecondary institutions 

  • Enrollment in postsecondary institutions 

  • Postsecondary student costs and financing  

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