National Center for Education Statistics

Have high school graduation rates changed over time across different groups of students?

Averaged freshman graduation rate

How do schools spend their money?

Expenditures per student in public schools (2011–12)

Does the education level of teachers differ by school type?

Percent of teachers with a master's degree as their highest degree (2012)

Are there differences in skill levels of children as they enter kindergarten?

Students’ assessment scores in reading, math, and science were lowest for students in households with incomes below the federal poverty level and highest for students in households with incomes at or above 200 percent of the federal poverty level in 2010–11.

How do U.S. 15-year-olds compare to their international peers?

Programme for International Student Asessment (PISA) math scores (2012)

Are achievement gaps closing?

Results from the 2012 NAEP trend assessment show some progress in the narrowing of the White-Black and White-Hispanic score gaps in reading and mathematics since the 1970s.

What percent of students receive grants at different types of 4-year colleges?

Percent of undergraduates receiving grants by grant type (2011-12)

How many postsecondary degrees are awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)?

In 2012–13, a total of 574,000 STEM degrees or certificates were conferred.

Has the prevalence of crime in schools changed over time?

Nonfatal victimization rates for students ages 12-18

What are the graduation rates for students obtaining a bachelor’s degree?

59 percent of first-time, full-time students who began seeking a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution in fall 2006 completed the degree at that institution within 6 years.