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State-level statistics

What type of state-level data does NCES offer?

The selected publications and web sites listed below provide recent state-by-state information on achievement, attainment, demographics, enrollment, finances and teachers at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary level. Other editions of these reports are available through our Publications & Products site.

  • Digest of Education Statistics
    The Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. Topics in the Digest include: the number of schools and colleges; teachers; enrollments; graduates; educational attainment; finances; federal funds for education; employment and income of graduates; libraries; technology; and international comparisons.
  • State Education Data Profiles
    This web site allows users to search for and compare statewide information in elementary/secondary education, postsecondary education, and selected demographics for all states in the U.S.
  • State Education Reforms
    This site, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts in five areas: Accountability, Assessment and Standards, Staff Qualifications and Development, State Support for School Choice and Other Options, and Student Readiness and Progress through School.
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress: State Profiles
    The State Profiles web site presents key data about each state's student and school population and its NAEP testing history and results. The profiles provide easy access to all NAEP data for participating states and links to the most recent state report cards for all available subjects.

  • NAEP Data Explorer
    With the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) you can create statistical tables and graphics to help you find answers. Explore the results of decades of assessment of students' academic performance, as well as information about factors that may be related to their learning.

  • Common Core of Data (CCD) publications:

    • Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: The Overview gives state and national totals from the CCD School and Agency files. These totals include: schools and their characteristics (Type; Magnet, Charter, and Title I status; Urbanicity; Size), students, federal program participation (Free and Reduced Lunch, Migrant, English language learners, and Individual Education Programs), and district size.
    • Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: This report releases the CCD State Nonfiscal data. This includes state totals for students (totals and by race/ethnicity), graduates, and staff.
    • Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: This report releases the CCD State Fiscal data. This includes state totals for revenues by source and expenditures by function including current expenditures per pupil and instructional expenditures. Recent HTML versions contain tables that can be downloaded as Excel files.
  • Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi)
    ELSi is an NCES web application that allows users to quickly view public and private school data and create custom tables and charts using data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Survey (PSS).

  • School District Demographics
    NCES' School District Demographics web site provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education.

  • Historical Tables & Reports
    This site conveniently provides a variety of education statistics that analysts may find useful without consulting numerous research documents.

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