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Education Law Research Guide

This guide includes resources on education law, including charter schools and voucher systems, higher education, special education, accountability, and discrimination.


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.

National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Education)

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.

Office of Postsecondary Education (U.S. Dept. of Education)

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. 

U.S. Census Bureau

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.

Other Statistics Resources

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Formerly LexisNexis Statistical, this statistics database is now part of the ProQuest suite. Information about using this database is available on a ProQuest-managed libguide. The database includes three major statistical publications:

  • American Statistics Index (ASI) (1973 - present). Covers sources from various government departments and agencies.
  • Index to International Statistics (IIS) (1983 - present). Covers sources from various international and regional organizations.
  • Statistical Reference Index (SRI) (1980 - present). Covers sources from different types of associations and organizations.
    If you find an abstract, check the web to see if the document is available on the web. Lauinger Library on Main Campus maintains a microfiche collection of the full-text of documents.


Online statistics database includes a large number of Education statistics sets.