NCES - Education Statistics


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), analyzes and provides data on education. NCES is run by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. There are more education stats here than you can imagine. You can find school district demographics, drop-out rates, early education, adult literacy, school locators, and even international education comparisons. There are published reports or you can create custom tables. Some examples of stats available:

  • Medium income for High School grads is $25,000 and for Bachelor's degree or higher it's $45,000
  • 1.5 million kids were home schooled in 2007
  • The most popular major is business with 335,000 degrees conferred
  • Educational systems that outperformed the US in 4th grade science were Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and Singapore
  • 57% of children ages 3 to 5 and not yet enrolled in kindergarten were enrolled in a center-based program

NCES Custom Table