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Education: Government Information & Statistics


  • Almanac of Higher Education The Chronicle takes the measure of higher education in its yearly Almanac, their annual compendium of data on colleges. Find: statistics, charts, tables, analyses, and interactive tools.
  • National Center for Education Statistics: The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

See also:

*NCES Annual Reports
*NCES Programs and Surveys: Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.
*NCES Quick Tables and Figures: This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publications.
*National Assessment of Educational Progress: Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.
*NAEP Data Tools

*Digest of Education Statistics: The Digest of Education Statistics contains a set of tables covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.

Government Resources

Education Law

International Resources

NCES International Activities Program: Data, reports, and statistics on international education programs, surveys, and initiatives.

OECD (Early Childhood Education and Care - Country information): The countries listed on this page have participated in the OECD’s work on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Documentation has been compiled to give a complete picture of each country’s participation in the Network and/or the Policy Review of ECEC.

Click here for country profiles, provided by the OECD.

OECD Education. Explore by country to find overviews of education systems, and student performance.