ERIC Number: ED207135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Education in the United States: Statistical Highlights Through 1979-80.
Eiden, Leo J.
The purpose of this publication is to provide a concise introduction to major statistical trends and developments in the American education system up to 1979-80. Twenty-six pages of figures and tables are briefly explained in the text. Six areas of interest are examined. First the number of school districts, public and private schools, and colleges of several types is looked at and compared with previous years. Enrollment in public and private schools, colleges, and universities is then examined and trends identified. The report briefly notes the number of teachers at all levels and pinpoints recent reversals of long-term trends. The number of high school and college degrees awarded is the subject of one section in which degrees in five areas--management, education, engineering, foreign language, mathematics, and statistics--are highlighted. The report also reviews educational revenues and expenditures, including sources and amounts of funds, proportion of government funds spent on education, and comparison of expenditures for education with the gross national product for the past 50 years. School retention rates and level of attainment are examined, including attainment trends over the last 70 years, SAT test scores, and states using minimum competency testing. (JM)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, School Statistics, School Support, Tables (Data), Teachers, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00090-3; $3.75).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility.