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ERIC Number: ED601992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 642
Abstractor: ERIC
Digest of Education Statistics 2018, 54th Edition. NCES 2020-009
Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 54th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. Seven chapters are included: (1) All Levels of Education; (2) Elementary and Secondary Education; (3) Postsecondary Education; (4) Federal Funds for Education and Related Activities; (5) Outcomes of Education; (6) International Comparisons of Education; and (7) Libraries and Use of Technology. Each chapter is divided into a number of topical subsections. Preceding the seven chapters is an introduction that provides a brief overview of current trends in American education, which supplements the tabular materials in chapters 1 through 7. The "Digest" concludes with two appendixes. The first appendix, Guide to Sources, provides a brief synopsis of the surveys used to generate the Digest tables; the second, Definitions, is included to help readers understand terms used in the Digest. [For "Digest of Education Statistics 2017, 53rd Edition. NCES 2018-070," see ED592104.]
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Libraries, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates, Dropouts, College Faculty, Academic Degrees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Study, Educational Attainment, Adult Literacy, Unemployment, Expenditures, Age Differences, Income, Proprietary Schools, Gender Differences, Majors (Students), Expenditure per Student, Access to Computers, School Personnel, Suspension, Expulsion, Student Financial Aid, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Economic Factors, Educational History, Child Care, Young Children, Public Schools, Attendance, Student Characteristics, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Academically Gifted, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Parent Participation, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Characteristics, Class Size, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries, Principals, School Districts, School Size, Educational Facilities, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Skills, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Scores, Course Selection (Students), College Bound Students, Homework, Educational Environment, Violence, Weapons, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Smoking, Discipline, Safety, School Security, Juvenile Justice, State Regulation, College Admission, Full Time Equivalency, Migration, Place of Residence, Study Abroad, Courses, Colleges, Black Colleges, Educational Certificates, Intellectual Disciplines, Graduate Study, Occupations, Employment Level, Graduates, Student Attitudes, Adults, Job Skills, Continuing Education, Instruction, College Entrance Examinations, Crime, Victims of Crime, Extracurricular Activities, Wages, Census Figures, Higher Education, Public Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; SAT (College Admission Test); ACT Assessment; Graduate Record Examinations
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES12D0002