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Table 105.10. Projected number of participants in educational institutions, by level and control of institution: Fall 2018
[In millions]
Participants All levels (elementary,
secondary, and degree-granting
Elementary and secondary schools Degree-granting postsecondary institutions
Total Public Private Total Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 86.7 63.9 57.2 6.7 22.8 16.6 6.3
Enrollment 76.3 56.5 50.7 5.8 19.8 14.6 5.2
Teachers and faculty 4.7 3.7 3.2 0.5 1.1 0.7 0.4
Other professional, administrative, and support staff 5.6 3.7 3.3 0.4 1.9 1.3 0.7
NOTE: Includes enrollments in local public school systems and in most private schools (religiously affiliated and nonsectarian). Excludes federal Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense 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, National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2028; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Projection Model, 2000 through 2028; Elementary and Secondary Teacher Projection Model, 1973 through 2028; and unpublished projections and estimates. (This table was prepared April 2019.)

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