Sep 11, 2012

Have You Seen These Interesting Back-to-School Facts?

Grades K-12

54.7 million – Number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, in the U.S. in 2011.

3.7 million – Elementary and secondary school teachers working in U.S. schools in 2011.

$11,467 – The estimated average amount a typical public school will spend on each student in 2012-2013.

31.8 million – Number of children who received free or reduced price lunches through the National School Lunch Program in 2011.

3.4 million – Students expected to graduate from high school in the 2012-2013 school year.

11.8 milllion – Number of students who spoke a language other than English at home in 2010.

2.04 million – Number of homeschooled students in 2010.

$83.8 billion – Estimated amount to be spent on back-to-school shopping in the U.S. in 2012.

$688 – Average amount parents will spend on back-to-school items for kids in grades K-12.


21.6 million – Number of students expected to be enrolled in colleges and universities in fall 2012.

12.3 million – Number of female students expected to be enrolled in colleges and universities in fall 2012.

16 – Percent of college students age 35 and older in 2010.

$20,100 – Total annual cost of attending a public college/university in 2010, paying in-state tuition.

$39,800 – Total annual cost of attending a private college/university in 2010.


What is your source for this information? We are always looking up and evaluating data and would like to know this source for further reference. Thanks.

Hi Nathan, it is from CNN report.

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