Educational attainment—defined as the number of years or level of overall schooling a person has—is widely considered a key social determinant of health. The Commons has many layers of education data to help you explore this health indicator in your own community.
Our unique public-use data engine has hundreds of education data layers. We make it easy to find the data you are looking for and even easier to browse the data you didn’t know you had access to.
To see the full breadth of education data, visit our data list and search “education.”
To browse, visit our Map Room, choose browse by topic, and the click on the drop downs to explore.
Level of education is an obvious data set, but the Commons offers so much more. For example, you could look at urban vs. rural educational attainment for your state. Or maybe the locations of schools that have a majority of students from a minority population. Click on either of the maps below and zoom to your own area.
Our education channel map gallery is a great place to get inspired by what other Commons users are creating. You can use the maps saved by others as a starting point for explorations by changing the location, adding data, and then saving the map to your own profile library.
Community Commons also offers an education specific topic indicator report that lets you easily look at the data for your own county or compare neighboring counties. You can also create a full indicator report to see a wide variety of other health data.
Other Commons data sets include:
- Nonprofit Organizations, educational institutions, IRS 2015
- Unemployed workers with no high school diploma, ACS 2009-13
- Population with no high school diploma, 18+, ACS 2009-13
- Enrollment in school, age 5-17, ACS 2009-13
- Population with Bachelor level degree, ACS 2009-13
- Head Start facilities, ACF 2014
- Enrollment in private schools, ACS 2009-13
- Female youths not enrolled in school and not employed, ACS 2009-13
We encourage you to explore education data as a way to inform where and how the spotlight needs to shine in your community to help build stronger, more engaged and more resilient places to live, work, and play.