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Projections of Education Statistics to 2011
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Public and private elementary and secondary enrollment-less than 1 percent increase from 1999 to 2011. Total public and private elementary and secondary enrollment is projected to increase from 52.9 million in 1999 to 53.4 million in 2005. Then total enrollment is projected to decrease to 53.0 million by 2011, an overall increase of less than 1 percent from 1999 (table 1).

Between 1999 and 2011, public elementary and secondary enrollment is projected to increase 8 percent in the West, while in the South it will increase 1 percent. In the Northeast and Midwest, enrollment is projected to decrease 4 and 3 percent, respectively, over the same period (table 5).

Enrollment in degree-granting institutions-20 percent increase. Enrollment in degree-granting institutions is projected to increase from 14.8 million in 1999 to 17.7 million by 2011, an increase of 20 percent. A 16 percent increase is projected under the low alternative and a 23 percent increase is projected under the high alternative (table 10).
High school graduates-11 percent increase. High school graduates from public and private high schools are projected to increase from 2.8 million in 1998-99 to 3.1 million by 2010-11, an increase of 11 percent. This increase reflects the projected rise in the 18-year-old population (table 23).
Bachelor's degrees-18 percent increase. The number of bachelor's degrees is expected to increase from 1,184,000 in 1997-98 to 1,392,000 by 2010-11, an increase of 18 percent (table 27).
Elementary and secondary teachers-10 percent increase. Under the middle alternative, the number of elementary and secondary teachers is expected to increase from 3.30 million in 1999 to 3.65 million by the year 2011, an increase of 10 percent. A 9 percent increase is projected under the low alternative and an 11 percent increase is projected under the high alternative (table 31).
Current expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools-34 percent increase in constant dollars. Under the middle alternative, a 34 percent increase in current expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools is projected for the period from 1998-99 to 2010-11. Under the low alternative, current expenditures are projected to increase by 29 percent; under the high alternative, current expenditures are projected to increase by 40 percent (table 33).
Current expenditures per pupil-33 percent increase in constant dollars. Under the middle alternative, current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment are forecast to increase 33 percent in constant dollars from 1998-99 to 2010-11 (table 33).

 

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