homeschool statistics

Homeschooling Statistics

Total Number of Homeschooled Students in the U.S. Number
2015 1,770,000
2007 1,535,000
2003 1,160,000
1999 875,000
Homeschool Student Statistics Data
Percent of high school students that are homeschooled 1 %
Percent of high school minority students that are homeschooled 6.8 %
College graduation rate of a homeschooled student 66.7 %
College graduation rate of a non-homeschooled student 57.5 %
Average academic percentile of a homeschool student 77th
Average SAT score of a homeschool student 1083
Annual rate of increase in families choosing to homeschool 7 %
Composite ACT Score by School Type ACT Score
Homeschool 26.5
Private 25.6
Catholic 25.1
Public 25
Top Reasons for Homeschooling (Multiple Answer Survey) Percent
Can give child a better education at home 48.9 %
A desire to provide religious or moral instruction 38.4 %
A dissatisfaction with academic instructions at public schools 25.6 %
Family reasons 16.8 %
To develop character and morality 15.1 %
Object to what school teaches 12.1 %
School doesn't challenge child 11.6 %
Other problems with available school 9 %
Child has special needs or disability 8.2 %
Number of Children Per Homeschooled Families  
1 6.6 %
2 25.3 %
3 26 %
4-6 25.9 %
7 + 6.3 %
Education Level of Homeschooled parents Data
Percent of Fathers with Bachelor's Degree or Higher 66.3 %
Percent of Fathers with Bachelor's Degree or Higher 62.5 %
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Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children inside the home, as opposed to in the formal settings of a public or private school. Home education is usually conducted by a parent or tutor.

Statistic Verification
Source: National Household Education Survey, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Research Date: February 1st, 2016

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