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Education

The following list includes statistics about education in the United States such as the number of students in public and private elementary and secondary schools, higher education enrollment, and more.

  • Public elementary school pupils, pre-K–grade 8 (2007): 34,592,000
  • Public secondary school pupils, grades 9–12 (2007): 15,018,000
  • Private elementary school pupils, K–grade 8 (2007): 4,784,000
  • Private secondary school pupils, grades 9–12 (2007): 1,368,000
  • High school dropout rate, ages 16–24 (2006): 9.3%
  • Total 2- and 4-year colleges and universities (2007): 4,314
  • Total higher education enrollment (2006): 17,921,804
  •  Undergraduate (2007): 15,385,000
  •  Graduate (2007): 2,224,000
  •  Professional (2007): 348,000

See also Education.


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