National Center for Education Statistics

The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. Provides educational data covering assessment, early childhood, elementary/secondary, international, library, and postsecondary education.

NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

Coverage: 
1995-present
Support: 

Library Reference Desk: 828-262-2820 or Ask a Librarian

Access: 

Access is open
Number of simultaneous users: unlimited; Terms of Use

Vendor: 
U.S. Department of Education
Mobile: 
No
Database Types: 
Statistics and Data