[Libs-Or] NCES Releases Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

Ann Reed reed_ann at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Tue Sep 15 13:04:39 PDT 2009

NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) Releases Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

Postsecondary enrollment rose by 28 percent between 1993 and 2007, and is projected to increase a further 13 percent with an estimated 21 million students enrolled in colleges, universities and training programs by 2018, according to Projections of Education Statistics to 2018, released today by the National Center for Education Statistics. The Projections report -- the 37th in a series first published in 1964 -- provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary school level. The report also provides data on enrollments in elementary and secondary schools and high school graduates for the 50 States and the District of Columbia. At the postsecondary level, it includes data on enrollment and earned degrees for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2018.

Other findings include:
 - Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools rose 13 percent between 1993 and 2006 and is projected to increase an additional 9 percent between 2006 and 2018
 - Between 2006 and 2018 private school enrollment is expected to decrease by 2 percent.
 - The number of high school graduates increased by 27 percent between 1993-94 and 2005-06, and a further increase of 9 percent is projected by 2018-19.
 - There are more African American and Hispanic students in college than ever before, and their numbers represent a larger share of overall college enrollment. The number of African American college students increased from 1.7 million in 2000 to a projected 2.4 million in 2018. The number of Hispanic college students also will increase, to a projected 2.1 million in 2018 from 1.5 million in 2000.

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