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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 1. Projected number of participants in educational institutions, by level and control of institution: Fall 2008

[In millions]
Participants All levels (elementary, secondary, and postsecondary degree-granting) Elementary and secondary schools Postsecondary degree-granting institutions
Total Public Private Total Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 83.9 63.1 56.1 6.7 21.0 15.4 5.6
Enrollment 74.1 55.9 49.8 6.1 18.2 13.6 4.6
Teachers and faculty 4.6 3.7 3.2 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.3
Other professional, administrative, and support staff 5.2 3.4 3.0 0.3 1.8 1.2 0.6
NOTE: Includes enrollments in local public school systems and in most private schools (religiously affiliated and nonsectarian). Excludes federal schools. Excludes private prepri­mary enrollment in schools that do not offer kindergarten or above. Degree-granting institu­tions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Data for teachers and other staff in public and private elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities are reported in terms of full-time equivalents. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2017; and unpublished projections and estimates. (This table was prepared October 2008.)