The following boxes list some of the major sources for education statistics and data. For more resources on finding and using education data and statistics, refer to the Georgetown Lauinger Library's Education Research Guide.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is part of the Department of Education, responsible for collecting, analyzing, and publishing public education statistics. Different sets of the information they collect are published in a number of different formats; the following links highlight some of the significant collections.
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) is an office within the Department of Education that specializes in promoting American higher education. They collect statistics on their programs that are made available at the links below.
The U.S. Census Bureau is another excellent resource for collecting statistical information about many different topics, including education. The following links highlight some of the resources and analyses conducted by the Census Bureau.