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Career/Technical Education (CTE) Statistics is a survey area of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  NCES is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).  The Career/Technical Education Statistics system obtains data from NCES' surveys of high school transcripts, postsecondary students, secondary and postsecondary faculty, adult learners, and longitudinal surveys that monitor students through high school and into the labor market and/or postsecondary education.


The CTE Statistics system is an important source for evaluation data of career/technical education mandated by the Perkins Act.  Data and reports are used by researchers, analysts, administrators, CTE educators, and policy-makers.    NCES publishes reports about career/technical education-related subjects, such as student participation, staff attributes, and adult education.  The CTE Statistics section of the NCES website provides links to:


·         Highlights from CTE Statistics publications

·         Information about the data sources used for analyzing career/technical education

·         Secondary, postsecondary, and adult level tables detailing the attributes of CTE programs

·         NCES CTE Publications and Products


Additional publications and tables can be accessed through the Products & Publications and Tables & Figures sections of the NCES website.


Secondary/High School Level Tables include data about high schools that offer CTE, the availability of CTE, and student participation in CTE.

Postsecondary/College Level Tables provide details about career education offerings and credentials, fields of study, student enrollments, student costs and financial aid, students entering and leaving CTE, and career education faculty.

The Adult Level Tables section contains information about adults’ participation in work-related courses and apprenticeship programs, and the content, goals, and costs of these courses and programs.

CTE Publications and Products includes reports, shorter publications, and technical/methodological information.  Available reports include Career and Technical Education in the United States: 1990–2005, the most recent NCES publication that provides an overview of career/technical education at the secondary and postsecondary levels.


Use this site to gather data on ICT related CTE programs.  Be aware, though, that there is inconsistency and confusion about whether community college programs are categorized as CTE, which may throw statistics off.

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