Education Statistics

U.S. Educational Attainment and Statistics
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Education is one of the pillars of society, and since the founding of Harvard University in 1636 it has been a core part of the American cultural landscape. Today nearly all Americans attend some amount of public school, and many go on to further their education by pursuing advanced degrees and certificates, technical training, or through their own work and self-enrichment. Whatever your educational wants or needs, Infoplease is happy to help. Read on to find stats on elementary, high school, and higher education, including enrollment figures, level of educational attainment, reading proficiency, students with disabilities, the cost of higher education, and a directory of U.S. colleges and universities.

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