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Education Statistics Sources

A guide to finding education related statistics.

Government Sources

Census Bureau: Do a search or use the A-Z list to find what's available under Education.

Michigan Department of Education has an information rich Web site. Most of the statistical analyses researchers will need are loaded and readily available. Among the titles available: Michigan K-12 School Districts Ranked By Selected Financial Data

U.S. Department of Education home page offers a quick link to Research and Statistics Facts and Figures.

National Center for Education Statistics has a Fast Facts page and also makes a great deal of statistical information available. Also includes complete text of several statistical publications: Condition of Education and Digest of Education StatisticsLook under Survey and Programs for major data sets (IPEDS, NEAP, etc.) grouped by population studied.
College Navigator is aimed at students exploring college options but has some good basic statistics on specific institutions.
State Departments of Education for all fifty states.

OECD Education Databaseprovides internationally comparable data on key aspects of the education systems. On-line access features data on: educational finance, students enrolled, new entrants to a level of education, graduates, and educational personnel.

Unesco offers a couple of data sources:

UNESCO Institute for Statistics  contains global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication. See the "Core Theme" of education in the column on the left.
The World Data on Education  from the UNESCO International Bureau of Education  provides data for international comparison. Data contained in the country by country profiles have been organized on the basis of a common structure so as to facilitate the searching, analysing and systematizing of available information.

World Bank Data - Education  offers data on education inputs, participation, efficiency, and outcomes. Much of the data here is from UNESCO (see above) but they also draw from official responses to surveys and from reports provided by education authorities in each country. 

The World Bank site also hosts a section called Edstats from their Human Development Network.  The site is somewhat duplicative, but Edstats seems to have some more detailed information.

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