Thursday, February 27, 2014
Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools rose 5 percent 1997 to 2011
Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2022. For the 50 States and the District of Columbia, the tables, figures, and text contain data on projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates to the year 2022. In addition, the report includes a methodology section describing models and assumptions used to develop national and state-level projections.
Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools rose 5 percent between 1997 and 2011 and is projected to increase an additional 6 percent between 2011 and 2022.
Other findings include:
• Postsecondary enrollment rose by 45 percent between 1997 and 2011, and is projected to increase another 14 percent by 2022.
• The number of high school graduates increased by 27 percent between 1997-98 and 2009-10, and a decrease of 2 percent is projected by 2022-23.
• After adjusting for inflation, current expenditure per pupil increased by 28 percent between 1997-98 and 2009-10, and a further increase of 18 percent is projected by 2022-23.
This report is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.