NCES Releases Report Projecting Educational Statistics To 2027

March 5, 2019

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Title: Projections of Education Statistics to 2027: Forty-sixth Edition

Author: William J. Hussar & Tabitha M. Bailey

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

A recent report from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) projects educational outcomes to 2027 for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education, including projections on enrollment, graduation, and other data.

The report notes that total enrollment at degree-granting postsecondary institutions is expected to rise 3 percent between 2016 and 2027 overall, but at lower rates than those seen between 2000 and 2016. Projections also show the share of White students is expected to decrease from 56.9 percent in 2016 to 52.7 percent in 2027, as the share of postsecondary students who identify as people of color increases.

Similarly, the overall number of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions is expected to rise between 2015-16 and 2027-28, but at a lower rate than was seen between 2002-03 and 2015-16. The only exception to this is bachelor’s degrees, which are projected to see little to no growth overall.

Click here to read the report.

—Ben Schaap

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