This section provides tabulated statistics on CTE at the high school level (grades 9-12). Most statistics focus on public high schools and public high school graduates. Statistics in the “Student Participation in CTE” sections use the 2018 Secondary School Course Taxonomy to define CTE. Statistics in the “Education and Work After High School” section and in the Table Archive use the 2007 revision to the Secondary School Taxonomy to define CTE. The “Student Participation in CTE” sections and these other sections are not comparable because of this change in taxonomy.
This page organizes the secondary/high school tables by topic. In addition, all NCES tables can be searched with words or phrases, using the Tables and Figures search. See the CTE StatisticsTable Archive for tables from previous data collections.