Colorado by the Numbers:
the New Federalism State Database provided by the Urban Institute. "This
database includes information on the fifty states and the District of Columbia
in areas including income security, health, child well-being, demographic,
fiscal and political conditions, and social services." Includes information
on immigrants, educational achievement, utilization of social services, and
other topics. After selecting a broad subject area, the user can select from
a list of data available in that subject area. Many data sets include multiple
years of data. Includes documentation on the sources of the data and a link
to download the data set. Data are also available for on-screen viewing.
- Census 2000 Supplementary Survey
provides estimates of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics
for the United States and the fifty states. The Census recently released data
on cities and counties in Colorado with populations of 250,000 or more. These
include the cities of Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Denver and Adams, Arapahoe,
Boulder, Denver, El Paso, and Jefferson counties. State-level data is available
from the pull-down menu of states. For access to city and county data, choose
the link to Census 2000 Supplementary Survey Summary Tables near the bottom
of the page. The survey includes:
- "information on school enrollment, educational attainment, marital
status, disability status, migration, place of birth, language spoken
at home, ancestry, and additional topics."
- Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3)---Sample data on disability, employment
status, households and familities, income (family and nonfamily, household,
and individual), industry, occupation and class of worker, journey to work
(commuting), language and ability to speak English, marital status, migration,
place of work, poverty status (family, household, and individuals, school
enrollment and educational attainment, and veteran status. Access the detailed
data from the Data
Sets menu of American Factfinder.
- Child Nutrition page
from the USDA provides state level data on the National School Lunch, the
National School Breakfast, Special Milk, Child and Adult Care Food, and Summer
Food Programs. Data includes number of participants, number of meals served,
cash payments, and commodity costs for 1995 to the present. The Frequently
Asked Questions section provides an overview of each program.
- College Opportunities On-Line (COOL)--an
online directory of public and private postsecondary institutions. The directory
includes tools to search by location, institution type, instructional programs,
and other attributes. Profiles of institutions include information on tuition
and fees, typical expenses for books and supplies and room and board. In addition,
the profiles provide data on fall enrollment data on graduate and undergraduate
enrollment, percentage of undergradute enrollment by gender and ethnicity,
and percentage of full time students. The profiles also include the number
of graduate and undergraduate degrees awarded by instructional program and
data on financial aid to full-time, first-time undergraduate students by type
of aid, percentage of students receiving aid, and average amount received.
- Colleges--Number and Enrollment, by State, 1992
- Colorado Commission
on Higher Education provides
- Colorado Department
of Education provides
- School Statistics
such as graduation and completion rates, data on pupils and teachers including
average teacher salaries and pupil /teacher ratios. It also includes data
trends in school membership for charter schools, home schools, nonpuplic
schools, and public shools for 1994-1998. Data are available at the school
district level. In addition, the School
Statistics page includes statewide data from 1992-1997.
- Student Assessments
which includes state, school and district level data on the 1997-1999
assessments of reading and writing. In addition, the site provides extensive
background information on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)
and standards-based education.
- Colorado School Finance.
An overview of school finance with links to financial data on revenues
and expenditures, including support service expenditures and transportation.
With tables on school district mill levies.
- Digest of Education
Statistics provide a compilation of statistical information covering the
broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
Some of tables provide state level data.
Attainment--Annual estimates from the Current Population Survey. State
level data are available in table 13 of each report for the years 1991 to
2000. Table 14 of each report contains data by age, sex, race, and Hispanic
origin for the 25 largest states. Colorado data are available for the years
1999 and 2000. Consult the "Detailed Tables".
- Educational Attainment-- States, 1990
- High-Spending and Low-Spending School Districts,
United States Census Browser Provides state and county level data for
the 1790-1970 censuses. The first census of Colorado was taken in 1870. Although
the data varies by census, a census may include statistics on education, employment,
agriculture, general population characteristics, housing, manufacturing, place
of birth, and retail and wholesale businesses. Includes options for sorting
data and graphing.
- Integrated Post secondary Education
Data System (IPEDS) This database provides access to institution-level
data on fall enrollment, completions, salaries and benefits, and finance for
post-secondary institutions. The enrollment data is available by race and
- Literacy: National Institute for Literacy
includes information about adult literacy, importance of literacy, and the
State of Literacy in America.
This publication features a database which includes estimates adults at level
1 literacy (the lowest level of literacy) at the national, state, city and
- Measuring Up 2000--a
state-by-state report card for higher education. Data include high school
completion rates, K-12 student achievement, participation rates for young
adults and working-age adults, and returning student and completion rates.
In addition, the report cards include data on affordability, such as family
ability to pay and reliance on loans. The report cards also examine the benefits
of higher education in terms of educational achievement, economic benefits,
civic benefits, and adult skill levels. The "Facts and Figures" section includes
data on the number of institutions by type, students enrolled by type of institution,
students enrolled by level (undergraduate, graduate, professional), students
enrolled by race or ethnicity, enrollment status (full or part time), net
migration of students, average tuition, and state and local appropriations
for higher education. "Facts and Figures" also measures public and employer
satisfaction with higher education. From the National
Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
- National Public School
Locator find basic data on enrollment, race and ethnicity, number of teachers,
teacher/pupil ratio, and the number of students eligible for a free lunch.
Data available for individual schools. Includes summary data for school districts.
- Percentage of public school 8th-graders who report
spending 2 hours or more on homework daily and watching 2 hours or more of
television daily, by state: 1992
- Public Elementary-Secondary
Education Finance Data "include revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets
(cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems."
The tables contain data on revenues, expenditures and debt for individual
public elementary and secondary school systems with enrollments of 5,000 students
or more. The site offers state rankings of elementary-secondary school revenues
and expenditures per pupil and rankings based on the relation of elementary-secondary
revenues and expenditures to state personal income.
- Quality Counts, a series
of annual reports on education in the states from Education Week. Each
report includes essays, state report cards, and indicator tables with data
on all states. Data are available for onscreen viewing or download.
- Reading,Writing, Mathematics and Science
- National Assessment
of Educational Progress (NAEP) provides a State
Profile for Colorado that includes data on the number of school districts,
racial and ethnic makeup of the student population, per-pupil expenditures,
and state reports on mathematics, reading, writing and science. Also includes
a comparison of performance between Colorado and the nation as a whole
(scale scores) and achievement levels.
- Student Assessments
which includes state, school and district level data on the 1997-most
recent year. assessments of reading, writing, mathematics, and science.
In addition, the site provides extensive background information on the
Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) and standards-based education.
4 Reading Achievement in Public Schools (1992 and 1994)
- Reading proficiency, and television and reading
habits of 4th graders in public schools, by region and state: 1992
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores 1974-75 to 1993-94
Aptitute Test (SAT) Scores, score averages, by state: 1987 to 1997
- School Districts:
District demographics searchable database with social, financial and
administrative data for school districts.
- Colorado Dept. of Education School
Statistics such as graduation and completion rates, data on pupils
and teachers including average teacher salaries and pupil /teacher ratios.
It also includes data trends in school membership for charter schools,
home schools, nonpuplic schools, and public shools for 1994-1998. Data
are available at the school district level. In addition, the School
Statistics page includes statewide data from 1992-1997.
- School Facilities: Accessibility for the Disabled
- Scorecard on Colorado Public Higher Education:
an annual report on the status of certain aspects of public higher education
in Colorado. Its companion volume, Supporting
Data Tables, contains the same measures as the Scorecard on an
institutional level. The Scorecard includes information on the education
system -- such as faculty diversity and student-to-faculty ratios -- finance,
student enrollment and test scores, graduation data, and future trends.
- States' Total per Pupil Expenditures
- Technology and Infrastructure in School Facilities
Compendia (online in html and/or pdf formats):
University of Colorado at Boulder Government Publications
- Encyclopedia of ED
Stats A compendium of education statistics from The
Condition of Education, The Digest of Education
Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics and
other sources. Access by title, table of contents, subject area
and searches of the table titles or full text. To locate data on
Colorado, enter that term and other relevant terms in the search
box and select "full text" from the menu. In addition, many of the
tables are available in .pdf and spreadsheet formats.
Comparisons of Education Statistics: 1969-70 to 1996-97 "State
Comparisons contains information on elementary and secondary
schools and institutions of higher education aggregated at a state
level. The report contains a wide array of statistical data
ranging from enrollments and enrollment ratios to teacher salaries
and institutional finances".
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