ERIC Number: ED434164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 1998.
This edition of the "Mini-Digest" provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covering U.S. education from kindergarten through graduate school. This information is found in much greater detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics,""The Condition of Education," and "Youth Indicators." The statistical highlights provide a quantitative description of the education scene in the United States. Information is presented on: (1) enrollment at elementary, secondary, and higher education levels; (2) teachers and teacher characteristics; (3) educational outcomes (course-taking patterns, graduates, dropouts, literacy rates, completions, reading and mathematics performance, and college degrees); and (4) educational finance (primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, federal funding and financial aid). Statistics reveal that in 1998, education was the primary occupation of more than 75 million people. Included in this total were about 67.3 million students and about 4 million teachers and college faculty. (Contains 30 tables and 12 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Graduates, Higher Education, Racial Differences, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.