Facts and Figures About Enrollment in Rural Schools

Last Updated: June 25, 2011

This article appeared in the June 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: True or False? Enrollment in rural schools continues to shrink as rural population ages and declines.

Answer: False. Enrollment in rural schools increased between school years 2004–05 and 2008–09 by 34%, from 8.7 million to 11.7 million.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2006 and 2010.

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