In This Guide
This guide covers Education Statistics.
See the main Statistics guide for additional, general resources and advice for finding and using statistics and data.
Who Produces Statistics
These agencies have the power to standardize reporting and collect information from a wide variety of institutions. This power is often mandated by law.
Research organizations often have a specific focus, and will produce surveys and publish results. Many are non-profit, and will release their findings to the public for free.
Voluntary surveys of members are often produced by professional organizations. These surveys often cover topics related to compensation, education, work duties, and other professional matters. Results may be available to everyone, or just members.
A typical scholar lacks the ability to produce statistics on a scale similar to that of the government or a major research organization. Scholars often produce quantitative studies that collect data from smaller cohorts or groups.
U.S. Government Statistics
International and Foreign Government Statistics
Research Organizations & Think Tanks
Below are some selected research organizations that work on education topics.
Beware: Many think tanks have a policy bias that will impact their reports. Their reports do not go through a peer-review process. Be sure to evaluate, evaluate, evaluate!
This is a small list of professional organizations in education. Many other organizations will produce selected statistics.
Explore educational organizations in your specialization to see what research and publications they produce.