Facts & Statistics

The chart below shows infomation regarding literacy levels in the Greater New Orleans region.


Statistics about Education, Employment, and the Economy

(U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education, Washington, D.C., 2012)

  • Today, postsecondary education and training are prerequisites for jobs of the new economy. Of the 30 fastest-growing occupations, about two-thirds require postsecondary education or training.
  • In higher education, the U.S. is being outpaced by other countries. The U.S. ranks 9th in the world in the proportion of young adults enrolled in college. However, the U.S. has fallen to 16th in the world in the share of certificates and degrees awarded to adults ages 25–34—lagging behind South Korea, Canada, Japan, and others.
  • More than half of college students graduate within six years. However, the completion rate for students from low-income families is approximately 25 percent.


The links below provide information and important statistics about literacy.

Statistical Analysis
•    Bureau of Labor Statistics
•    FedStats
•    National Center for Education Statistics

Disability/ Special Needs
•    Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center


Education/ Literacy Research
•    Educational Research Service
•    ERIC/AE Full Text Internet Library
•    ERIC Database ( Education Resource Information Center)

Government Resources
•    Government Printing Office
•    U.S. Census Bureau
State Director Information
•    State Correctional Education Coordinators
•    State Directors of Adult Education
•    State Directors of Community Colleges
•    State Directors of Special Education
•    State Directors of Vocational-Technical Education 

US Department Of Education
•    Comprehensive Centers Programs
•    Parent Resource Centers
•    State Literacy Resource Centers
•    State Tech Prep Coordinators
•    U.S. Department of Education
•    U.S. Department of Education / Education Resource
Organizations Directory

•    U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education
•    U.S. Dept of Education Publications 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Language Access Coalition Louisiana


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