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Welcome to the 16th edition of the Mini-Digest of Education Statistics. This pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The Mini-Digest is designed as an easy reference for materials found in detail in the Digest of Education Statistics. These volumes include selections of data from many government sources, especially those of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). They include information on the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational outcomes, finances, and federal funds for education.

Unless otherwise stated, all data in the Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2010 are extracted from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. Each edition of the Digest includes the most recent data available at the time the report was prepared. If no new data were available for a particular table, the table may be repeated without change from the previous edition. Unless indicated as a projection or estimate, all data presented in this report are actual. Information on statistical procedures, definitions, and survey sources appears in the introduction and appendixes A and B of the Digest of Education Statistics, 2010.