ERIC Number: ED406451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 1996.
This fourth edition of the "Mini-Digest of Education Statistics" provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information about American education from kindergarten through graduate school. The "Mini-Digest" is an easy reference for materials found in greater detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics,""The Condition of Education," and "Youth Indicators." Data come from many sources, both government and private, especially studies conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Education was the primary occupation of about 74 million people in the fall of 1995. Included in this total were about 66.1 million students enrolled in American schools and colleges. About 4 million people were employed as elementary and secondary school teachers and college faculty. Other professional, administrative, and support staff numbered 4.4 million. In fact, more than one of every four people in the United States participated in formal education. Public school enrollment increased between 1986 and 1996, but private school enrollment has held at about 11% of the total students enrolled. Both elementary and secondary school enrollments are expected to continue to increase in the next few years. Data are presented in tables in the following sections: (1) enrollment in elementary and secondary schools; (2) enrollment in higher education; (3) teachers; (4) educational outcomes; and (5) finance. (Contains 12 figures and 30 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Personnel, School Statistics, Secondary School Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.