Research Publications


U.S. Department of Education

The Condition of Education:  This website and annual publication provides a progress report on education in America and includes findings on the demographics of American schools, U.S. resources for schooling, and outcomes associated with education.

Projections of Education Statistics:  This website and annual publication provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as enrollment and degrees conferred at postsecondary degree-granting institutions. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for the past 15 years and Students reviewing data at the St. Bonaventure University School of Business.projections to the year 2021.

First Look: Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2013; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013 (Provisional Data, November 2014): This provisional report includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2014 data collection, which included three survey components: Enrollment for fall 2013; Finance for fiscal year 2013; and data on employees in postsecondary education for Fall 2013.

First Look: Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-14; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13.:  This report presents provisional data findings from the IPEDS fall 2013 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2013-14 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2012-13 academic year.

Baccalaureate and Beyond 08/12: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates 4 Years On:  (July 2014): This second follow-up survey conducted in 2012, examines bachelor's degree recipients' labor market experiences and enrollment in additional postsecondary degree programs through the 4th year after graduation.

First Look:  2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12) Price Estimates for Attending Postsecondary Education Institutions:  Price estimates for attending postsecondary education institutions using data from the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States are summarized.

First Look: 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011–12 The first results of the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), describing the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.

Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012 (June 2014). These tables provide a current profile of enrollment in distance education courses across states and in various types of institutions. They are intended to serve as a useful baseline for tracking future trends, particularly as certain states and institutions focus on MOOCs and other distance education initiatives from a policy perspective.

State Education Data Profiles  Search NCES data for statewide information in elementary/secondary education characteristics and finance, postsecondary education, public libraries, assessments, and selected demographics for all states.


U.S Census Bureau


Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials: 2012  (Economics and Statistics Administration, January 2014): This report uses new data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine the use of alternative educational credentials. 

Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011   Economics and Statistics Administration,October 2012). This brief provides information about the field or major of bachelor's degrees, earnings, and selected employment characteristics for the population aged 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher. Data on field of bachelor's degree was first collected in the American Community Survey in 2009.

Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation for People With a Bachelor's Degree: 2011  (Economics and Statistics Administration, October 2012). This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career (work-life earnings). It goes into further detail for people whose highest degree is a bachelor's by investigating how college major (field of degree) and occupation impact these work-life earnings.


Other Publications


Earnings and Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment (2014). Bureau of Labor Statistics graphic illustrating the earnings and unemployment rates based on education attainment.

Overview of Wage Data by Area and Occupation  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
State-Sponsored Student Financial Aid  Data from the 44th Annual Report (2012-13  AY; September 2014) published by the National Association of State Student Aid and Grant Programs (NASSGAP) , 

State Profile Reports View data from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center for State Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis, which offers state policymakers and analysts timely and accurate data and information that are useful in making sound higher education policy decisions. The Information Center is a comprehensive "one-stop-shop" for state-level higher education data and information.

KNOCKING AT THE COLLEGE DOOR: Projections of High School Graduates (8th Edition) The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been producing high school graduate forecasts for over 30 years, for use by a wide and diverse audience of policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, schools and school districts, researchers, and the media.

State-Level Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2010)

Median Household Income: 2012-State Comparison (American Community Survey Brief, September 2013)
Quarterly Report on Household Debt and CreditNew York Federal Reserve Bank.

Why You Should Go to College, Brookings (October 17, 2014).

2014 National Student Aid Profile, NASFAA (July 2014) 

Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (June 2014)

Great Jobs, Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, Gallup and Purdue University (May 2014)

Liberal Arts Graduates and EmploymentNCHEMS/AAC&U (January 2014)