National Center for Education Statistics



The National Center for Education Statistics of the Department of Education is a principal Federal source of education statistics. It collects, analyzes, and disseminates education statistics at all levels, from preschool through postsecondary and adult education, including statistics on international education. NCES collections focus on items such as student aid, school performances in math and science, and international student assessments. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is NCES’ primary tool for assessing what American elementary and secondary students know and can do in academic subjects.

Select Data Sets/Programs:

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • National Household Education Survey (NHES)
  • National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS)
  • Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)