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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table 34.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for current expenditures and current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools: 1991–92 through 2016–17
 
School year    Current expenditures
Fall enrollment
(in thousands)
Constant 2004–05 dollars1   Current dollars
Total
(in billions)
Per pupil in
fall enrollment
  Total
(in billions)
Per pupil in
fall enrollment
Actual 
1991–92  42,047 $293.0 $6,969 $211.2 $5,023
1992–93  42,823 297.2 6,941 220.9 5,160
1993–94  43,465 303.5 6,983 231.5 5,327
1994–95  44,111 310.8 7,046 243.9 5,529
1995–96  44,840 316.5 7,059 255.1 5,689
1996–97  45,611 325.9 7,146 270.2 5,923
1997–98  46,127 338.3 7,335 285.5 6,189
1998–99  46,539 352.8 7,582 302.9 6,508
1999–2000  46,857 366.8 7,827 323.9 6,912
2000–01  47,204 381.4 8,080 348.4 7,380
2001–02  47,672 396.4 8,314 368.4 7,727
2002–03  48,183 408.0 8,468 387.6 8,044
2003–04  48,540 415.5 8,561 403.4 8,310
 
Middle alternative projections 
2004–05  48,795 428.3 8,777 428.3 8,777
2005–06  49,028 434.6 8,865 449.5 9,169
2006–07  49,370 451.0 9,136 474.8 9,618
2007–08  49,610 461.9 9,311 495.7 9,992
2008–09  49,812 474.3 9,521 519.0 10,418
2009–10  50,028 487.3 9,739 543.3 10,859
2010–11  50,303 499.1 9,921
2011–12  50,653 510.3 10,074
2012–13  51,093 523.3 10,241
2013–14  51,579 538.0 10,431
2014–15  52,135 555.1 10,648
2015–16  52,733 573.7 10,879
2016–17  53,300 592.2 11,111
 
Low alternative projections 
2004–05  48,795 428.3 8,777 428.3 8,777
2005–06  49,028 433.9 8,850 449.1 9,159
2006–07  49,370 446.9 9,053 473.9 9,598
2007–08  49,610 454.7 9,166 496.2 10,002
2008–09  49,812 464.6 9,327 523.0 10,500
2009–10  50,028 475.1 9,497 550.9 11,012
2010–11  50,303 484.0 9,621
2011–12  50,653 492.2 9,717
2012–13  51,093 503.1 9,846
2013–14  51,579 515.8 10,000
2014–15  52,135 531.4 10,194
2015–16  52,733 548.3 10,399
2016–17  53,300 564.9 10,598
 
High alternative projections 
2004–05  48,795 428.3 8,777 428.3 8,777
2005–06  49,028 434.8 8,869 449.3 9,163
2006–07  49,370 453.6 9,187 474.4 9,609
2007–08  49,610 468.5 9,443 496.8 10,014
2008–09  49,812 483.5 9,707 520.4 10,447
2009–10  50,028 499.1 9,977 544.8 10,890
2010–11  50,303 513.7 10,213
2011–12  50,653 527.6 10,415
2012–13  51,093 543.3 10,633
2013–14  51,579 560.0 10,858
2014–15  52,135 577.9 11,084
2015–16  52,733 597.5 11,331
2016–17  53,300 618.2 11,599  
—Not available.
1 Based on the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
NOTE: Calculations were made using unrounded numbers. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1991–92 through 2004–05; "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1991–92 through 2003–04; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model, 1972–2004; and Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures Model, 1969–70 through 2003–04. (This table was prepared December 2006.)
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