Stats That Stick: November 17, 2010
November 17, 2010 11:18 pm
To graduate one million more students by 2020 without increasing costs, degree productivity needs to improve by 23 percent.
–McKinsey & Company
Approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online college course in fall 2009, the most recent term for which figures are available.
–The Sloan Consortium
260,327 students studied abroad for credit during the academic year 2008/09, compared to 262,416 the previous year, a modest decline of 0.8%.
–Institute of International Education
And several great stats from a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics:
- In FY 2008, current expenditures per pupil in the 100 largest public school districts ranged from lows of $6,363 in the Granite District, Utah, and $6,734 in the Puerto Rico Department of Education to highs of $23,298 in Boston, Massachusetts, and $22,071 in the New York City Public Schools, New York (table A-14).
- The majority of students in the 100 largest school districts were Hispanic or Black (63 percent) (table 2). The percentage of students in the 100 largest school districts who were Black was 26 percent, compared to 17 percent of students in all school districts, and the percentage who were Hispanic was 37 percent, compared to 22 percent of students in all school districts.
- The 100 largest public school districts, representing less than 1 percent of all school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, were responsible for the education of 22 percent of all public school students (table 1).