Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 1. Projected number of participants in educational institutions, by level and control of institution: Fall 2012
[In millions]
Participants All levels (elementary, secondary, and postsecondary degree-granting) Elementary and secondary schools Postsecondary degree-granting institutions
Total Public Private Total Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 86.7 62.4 56.4 6.0 24.2 17.2 7.0
Enrollment 76.3 55.1 49.8 5.3 21.3 15.3 6.0
Teachers and faculty 4.7 3.7 3.3 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.4
Other professional,
   administrative, and
   support staff
5.6 3.6 3.3 0.3 2.0 1.3 0.7
NOTE: Includes enrollments in local public school systems and in most private schools (religiously affiliated and nonsectarian). Excludes federal Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense schools. Excludes private preprimary enrollment in schools that do not offer kindergarten or above. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Data for teachers and other staff in public and private elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities are reported in terms of full-time equivalents. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2021; and unpublished projections and estimates. (This table was prepared January 2013.)

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