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May 23 / Veronica Bielat

Condition of Education 2013 released

The National Center for Education Statistics has released The Condition of Education 2013, which looks at 42 indicators on the status of condition of education.

The NCES has stated report findings include:

– As of 2012, about 90 percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 had a high school diploma or its equivalent and 33 percent had a bachelor’s or higher degree. Annual median earnings in 2011 were higher for those with higher levels of education. For example, 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree earned over twice as much as high school dropouts. Post-secondary enrollment in 2011 was at 21 million students, of which 18 million were undergraduates and 3 million were graduate students.

-There were about 50 million elementary and secondary level public school students in 2011, with nearly 2 million of them in charter schools. 78.2% (3.1 million) public school students graduated on time with a regular diploma in 2009-10.

– At the elementary and secondary level, about 1 in 5 public schools was considered high poverty in 2011 (75 percent or more of their enrollment qualified for free or reduced-price lunch, a number that was reported to be closer to 1 in 8 in 2000).

To view the full report when it is released please visit