"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."
This sitemap provides an overview of the NCES website. Useful pages include:
Online publications (including many annual reports dating back to 1991) can be searched here, including
"A Congressionally mandated annual report on" multiple "key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updated as data become available." Print volumes at Firestone.
Other widely-used programs available online via NCES include:
Packaged Historical Statistics from NCES: