National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Charts created by CSFP using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  The charts highlight how Colorado compares to the United States and District of Columbia.  NCES data is audited data. Audited data lags current data.

2019 Reports:

A recent National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, using U.S. Census data, indicates Colorado’s 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) for 2015-16 is below the U.S. Average in all categories.  The CSFP created a chart illustrating the graduation gaps between Colorado and the U.S. average. January 2019.

2018 Reports:

CSFP comparison of Comparison of Pupil to Teacher Ratio in the United States. Colorado ranks 41st highest – larger class sizes than 40 other states. NCES 2015-16 data.

2017 Reports:

Report Comparing the Percent Change in Per Pupil Funding between 2007-08 and 2013-14, data is adjusted for inflation, constant 2015-16 dollars.

2014 Reports:

Colorado and U.S. Teacher Salary Summary 2012-13: How Colorado teacher salaries compare to other states average teacher salary for 2012-13 and the average teacher salary percent change in constant dollars (1999-000 to 2012-13). Information from NCES using NEA, Estimates of School Statistics. Over the past 13 years, Colorado decreased the average teacher salary by 4.9%

  • Colorado estimated teacher salary 2012-13: $49,844
  • $6,539 below the U.S. Average
  • Rank: 32