This section provides key statistics on career/technical education (CTE) at the high school level, summarized in a set of tables and figures. Most statistics focus on CTE in public high schools or taken by public high school graduates only. See the glossary for more detail on the high school populations included and definitions of variables. Statistics based on data prior to 2005 use the 1998 Secondary School Taxonomy to define CTE. Statistics based on more recent data use the 2007 revision to the CTE component of the Secondary School Taxonomy. To see how CTE categories link to the Career Clusters and to the taxonomy used for postsecondary education, view the secondary taxonomy crosswalk.
Below are links to the major topics at the secondary/high school level. In addition, all NCES tables can be searched with words or phrases, using the Tables and Figures search.