News on Condition of Education
This week the National Center for Educational Statistics released The Condition of Education 2012. It includes a tremendous amount of information, such as:
- The percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in full-day preprimary programs increased from 32 percent in 1980 to 58 percent in 2010.
- Between 2000 and 2010, undergraduate enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased by 37 percent
- Between academic years 1999-2000 and 2009-10, the number of degrees earned increased by 50 percent each for associate’s and master’s degrees, 33 percent for bachelor’s degrees, and 35 percent for doctor’s degrees.
- Sixteen percent of public schools recorded at least one incident of serious violent crime in 2009-10; this was lower than the 20 percent of schools recording at least one incident in 1999-2000.
- A larger percentage of full-time teachers held a postbaccalaureate degree in 2007-08 than in 2003-04. Forty-nine percent of elementary school teachers and 54 percent of secondary school teachers held a postbaccalaureate degree in 2007-08, compared with 45 and 50 percent, respectively, in 2003-04.
- From school years 2010-11 through 2021-22, public elementary and secondary school enrollment is projected to increase by 7 percent from 49.5 to 53.1 million students, but with changes across states ranging from an increase of 22 percent to a decrease of 15 percent.
See the whole report here.
May 25, 2012