Homeschoolers Double Since 1999

The tremendous growth in homeschooling comes as no surprise, but it's great to see the numbers!

Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows

November 1, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number that were home-schooled in 1999, when the federal government began gathering data on national home-schooling trends, according to estimates released Tuesday. The estimated number of home-schooled children represents 3.4 percent of the U.S. student population between the ages of 5 and 17.

The increase was fastest between 1999 and 2007, then slowed between 2007 and 2012, according to the estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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