All About Education in America

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  • Facts and Figures on the Nation's School System
  • How Many Students Are There?
  • Who Is Teaching Them?
  • How Much Is Spent on Education
  • What Are Students Being Taught?
  • Dressed for Success
  • How Safe Is My Child?
  • Jump Start on College Courses
  • What Is the Cost of College?
  • How Can I Get Financial Help?
  • After Investing in College, How Many Will Graduate?
  • Are the Costs of College Worth It?

How Many Students Are There?

There are around 60 million students in America who are either home schooled or enrolled in public or private schools. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimated that in 2013, 50.1 million children will be enrolled in U.S. public schools this school year and 5.2 million will be in private school.

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