Education

At the end of the 2020-21 school year, 62% of K-12 public schools offered full-time, in-person instruction. By the start of the 2021-22 year, 98% of them did.

Some schools offered multiple types of instruction. Data on the pandemic's impact on K-12 educational outcomes is not yet available.

Education

Spending per public school student increased 21% to $13,118 between the 2000-2001 and 2017-2018 school years.

Although the Education Department has not released its per-pupil spending estimates, Census estimates per-pupil spending increased 5% between fiscal years 2018 and 2019. State and local governments directed 92.3% of K-12 spending in 2019. ​​

Education

Two-thirds of eighth graders are not proficient in math and reading.

Nearly four out of five Black and Hispanic eighth graders are not proficient in these areas. Fifty-seven percent of Asian eighth graders are reading-proficient and 64% are math-proficient; 42% of white eighth graders are reading-proficient while 44% are math-proficient.​

Education

Eighty-six percent of students graduate from high school, with 65% enrolling in college within a year of graduating.

Sixty-three percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, while 33% of students at two-year colleges graduate within three years. Forty-four percent of Black students enrolled in four-year colleges graduate within six years.​​

Education

In 2019, more than a third of the US adult population had a bachelor’s degree or higher, but only 26% of Black Americans and 18% of Hispanic Americans did.

Education

The average college tuition was $25,281 in 2020, more than double the cost in 1990.

Government and institutions awarded students an average of $19,637 in grant aid in 2016, almost twice the 1993 average, according to the most recent government data.​

Education

Wages for people with a bachelor’s degree have increased 2.5% since 2000.

People with a bachelor’s degree earn roughly 65% more than workers with just a high school diploma.​

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