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Education: Statistics

Education Statistics

There is a multitude of statistical sources both online and in print. Depending upon your field AND topic, the information you need might be from the government, journal articles, associations, non-profit organizations, or others source.

**Additionally, search databases to find articles with statistics and use a search engine, such as Google, to find websites with information. REMEMBER, be sure the website is from a reliable source!**

General Demographic Statistics

Finding Stats in Government Sources

Many government websites and publications include statistics; however, government websites can sometimes be frustrating to use and often it's easier to find statistics in government sources by using a search engine such as Google. Along with words to describe your topic, use these tricks to find statistics in government sources via Google:

Limit by URL Domain: site:gov

This limits your search to websites that end in "gov," which are typically U.S. (federal, state, and city) government websites. 

Limit by Filetype: filetype:pdf

This limits your search to PDFs. Many government publications are in PDF format. Other filetypes such as .ppt (PowerPoints), .xls (Excel), and .doc (Word documents) work as well.

Add the word statistics to your search.


Example Searches

  • site:gov filetype:pdf education statistics
  • site:gov homeless Colorado statistics

Bullying in Schools

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by type of bullying and sex: 2017

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by type of bullying and sex: 2017 NCES

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Facts