Education Statistics & Demographics

Suggested resources for federal and Connecticut education statistics and demographics.

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Federal Resources

The U.S. Department of Education is the primary source for national education statistics.

There are other resources that are part of U.S. Federal Statistical System, such as the U.S. Census Bureau. 

U.S. Department of Education

Because of the process of reporting, gathering, analyzing, and then publishing - statistics are often from previous years.

When looking at date ranges, consider school year vs. fiscal year vs. calendar year. When comparing statistics, it is important to use sources that cover the same data factors. For some web sites, the most current tables may be uploaded and thus not all tables are from the same report.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES has many resources, so it has break out page.

See separate pages:

NCES recent changes to website: 

"In 2021, NCES has launched a multi-phase effort to update the web pages for the Annual Reports and Information Staff (Annual Reports). The first phase of the web updates occurred in May when the latest edition of the Condition of Education was released. There are now two new explore features to search indicators based on topic areas (e.g., postsecondary faculty and staff) as well as subgroup characteristics (e.g., educational attainment, time series, and race/ethnicity)."
"In addition, the updated Indicators of School Crime and Safety are now released through the Condition of Education Indicator System. The older versions of these indicators will still be available through the Annual Reports Publications page."

Other Divisions of US Department of Education

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau compiles statistics on education through several of their surveys.

Other Agencies