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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 19.  Actual and projected numbers for current expenditures and current expenditures per pupil in average daily attendance (ADA) for public elementary and secondary education: 1995–96 through 2020–21

School year ADA
(in thousands)
Current expenditures
Constant 200809 dollars1 Current dollars
Total (in billions) Per pupil in ADA   Total (in billions) Per pupil in ADA
             
Actual            
1995–96 41,502 $354.3 $8,538   $255.1 $6,147
1996–97 42,262 364.9 8,634   270.2 6,393
1997–98 42,766 378.8 8,857   285.5 6,676
1998–99 43,187 395.0 9,146   302.9 7,013
1999–2000 43,807 410.6 9,372   323.9 7,394
2000–01 44,076 427.0 9,688   348.4 7,904
2001–02 44,605 443.7 9,948   368.4 8,259
2002–03 45,017 456.8 10,147   387.6 8,610
2003–04 45,326 465.1 10,262   403.4 8,900
2004–05 45,625 475.8 10,429   425.0 9,316
2005–06 45,932 484.5 10,548   449.1 9,778
2006–07 46,128 501.3 10,868   476.8 10,337
2007–08 46,156 513.8 11,132   506.8 10,981
Projected            
2008–09 46,025 513.1 11,147   513.1 11,147
2009–10 46,041 511.4 11,107   516.6 11,220
2010–11 46,063 514.0 11,159   526.1 11,421
2011–12 46,172 515.4 11,162   536.5 11,619
2012–13 46,377 518.0 11,169   550.1 11,861
2013–14 46,631 525.3 11,265   569.5 12,213
2014–15 46,962 540.9 11,517  
2015–16 47,328 556.6 11,761  
2016–17 47,681 571.9 11,995  
2017–18 48,048 585.7 12,190  
2018–19 48,396 599.2 12,381  
2019–20 48,771 614.1 12,592  
2020–21 49,202 627.0 12,743  
– 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.
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), “National Public Education Financial Survey,” 1995–96 through 2007–08; National Elementary and Secondary Average Daily Attendance Model, 1994–95 through 2007–08; and Elementary and Secondary Education Current Expenditures Model, 1969–70 through 2007–08. (This table was prepared February 2011.)

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