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Education Statistics Projections to 2020

NCES releases Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

Postsecondary enrollment rose by 43 percent between 1995 and 2009, and is projected to increase another 13 percent by 2020. The Projections of Education Statistics to 2020 provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary school level and enrollment and earned degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2020. This is the 39th edition of a publication first initiated in 1964.

Other findings include:
* Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools rose 10 percent between 1995 and 2008 and is projected to increase an additional 7 percent between 2008 and 2020.

* Reflecting actual and projected changes in the high school-age population, the number of high school graduates increased by 32 percent between 1995-96 and 2007-08, and a decrease of 3 percent is projected by 2020-21.

* After adjusting for inflation, current expenditure per pupil increased by 32 percent between 1995-96 and 2007-08, and a further increase of 14 percent is projected by 2020-21.

This compendium is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

To view the full report please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011017