ERIC Number: ED340141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 1991.
Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 35 figures, 395 tables, plus 22 appendix tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of United States education, both public and private, from kindergarten through graduate school. The chapters cover the following topics: (1) all levels of education; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary education; (4) federal programs for education and related activities; (5) outcomes of education; (6) international education; and (7) learning resources and technology. A wide range of information is presented on a variety of subjects including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, and international education. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data. Included among data not appearing in previous editions are the following: expenditures for interest on school debt and capital outlay, by state; work-related training; student proficiency in mathematics content areas; student performance on mathematics tests, by state; characteristics of college faculty, by type and control of institution; and faculty salaries, by field of instruction. A short introduction provides a brief overview of current trends in American education, and each chapter highlights significant trends. Guides to tabular presentations and sources are provided, along with a definitions section and an index. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, Library Statistics, Mathematics Achievement, Microcomputers, National Norms, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Salaries, School Demography, School Statistics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education
Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Numerous statistical tables with small print. For 1990 edition, see ED 330 086.