Reports tagged NCES

The Condition of Education 2012

The Condition of Education

This report examines postsecondary enrollment, finance and student outcomes. Between 2006-2007 and 2009-2010, the percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduates who received financial aid increased from 75 percent to 85 percent at four-year colleges. Ninety-two percent of students at for-profit colleges received aid in 2009-10, up from 55 percent in 2006-07. More »


Federal Education Tax Benefits

Nearly half of American undergraduates reduced their college expenses by an average of $700 by taking advantage of an education tax credit or tuition and fees deduction, according to this analysis by the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

Financial Aid

Merit Aid for Undergraduates

This publication from the National Center for Education Statistics shows 14 percent of students in 2007-2008 received merit-based grants, compared with 6 percent who received aid unrelated to financial need in 1995-1996. More »

Financial Aid

The Expansion of Private Loans in Postsecondary Education

This study from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that between 2003-2004 and 2007-2008, the percentage of undergraduate students who borrowed private student loans increased from 5 percent to 14 percent. More »


Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree Programs

From 2000 to 2008, the number of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class rose from 8 percent to 20 percent, according to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. More »


Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

In the next decade, more Americans are expected to attain a college degree, according to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. The report predicts 26 percent more associate’s degrees and 21 percent more bachelor’s degrees will be produced in the United States. Other predictions: Between 2009 and 2020, college enrollment will increase 1 percent for White students and 46 percent for Hispanics. More »


The Condition of Education

For the first time, an e-book version of the Condition of Education 2011, from the National Center for Education Statistics, is available. This report summarizes various developments and trends in education using the latest available data. More »