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Homeschooling Statistics

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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 %

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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