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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 18.  Actual and projected numbers for current expenditures and current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment for public elementary and secondary education: 1995–96 through 2020–21

School year Fall enrollment
(in thousands)
Current expenditures
Constant 200809 dollars1 Current dollars
Total (in billions) Per pupil in fall enrollment   Total (in billions) Per pupil in fall enrollment
             
Actual            
1995–96 44,840 $354.3 $7,902   $255.1 $5,689
1996–97 45,611 364.9 8,000   270.2 5,923
1997–98 46,127 378.8 8,211   285.5 6,189
1998–99 46,539 395.0 8,488   302.9 6,508
1999–2000 46,857 410.6 8,762   323.9 6,912
2000–01 47,204 427.0 9,047   348.4 7,380
2001–02 47,672 443.7 9,308   368.4 7,727
2002–03 48,183 456.8 9,480   387.6 8,044
2003–04 48,540 465.1 9,583   403.4 8,310
2004–05 48,795 475.8 9,751   425.0 8,711
2005–06 49,113 484.5 9,865   449.1 9,145
2006–072 49,262 501.3 10,165   476.8 9,669
2007–082 49,221 513.8 10,439   506.8 10,297
Projected            
2008–093 49,265 513.1 10,414   513.1 10,414
2009–10 49,282 511.4 10,377   516.6 10,482
2010–11 49,306 514.0 10,425   526.1 10,670
2011–12 49,422 515.4 10,428   536.5 10,855
2012–13 49,642 518.0 10,434   550.1 11,081
2013–14 49,914 525.3 10,524   569.5 11,410
2014–15 50,268 540.9 10,760  
2015–16 50,659 556.6 10,987  
2016–17 51,038 571.9 11,206  
2017–18 51,430 585.7 11,389  
2018–19 51,803 599.2 11,567  
2019–20 52,204 614.1 11,764  
2020–21 52,666 627.0 11,905  
–Not available.
1 Based on the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. For more detail about CPI, see table B-6 in appendix B.
2 Fall enrollment pertains only to students for whom finance data were collected. This enrollment count differs slightly from enrollment counts reported on other tables.
3 The fall enrollment number for 2008–09 is an actual number.
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 A-2, 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,” 1995–96 through 2008–09; “National Public Education Financial Survey,” 1995–96 through 2007–08; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model, 1972–2008; and Elementary and Secondary Education Current Expenditures Model, 1969–70 through 2007–08. (This table was prepared February 2011.)

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