Education and Training Expenditures in the U.S. Summary

June 4, 2021

Learners, educators, employers, and policymakers understand that expenditures on education and training are necessary to develop the skills and talent required by today and tomorrow’s workforce. However, until today we did not have a robust understanding of exactly how much is being spent on acquiring these necessary skills and credentials.

This report provides an estimate of U.S. spending on training and education in 2017. The total expenditures by educational institutions, employers, federal grant programs, states, and the military were $1.921 trillion.