Homeschooling rates in the United States have remained fairly steady for the past decade at around 3.3%. However, the COVID-19 pandemic ignited interest in homeschooling and other alternative schooling arrangements. This propelled homeschooling rates in America to 11.1% in the fall of 2020.
In such an unprecedented environment of ever-changing restrictions and looming fears, families have been seeking solutions that can keep their family safe and their children engaged academically, emotionally, and socially. To plot and understand this shift, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the experimental Household Pulse Survey, which provides the first ever data-driven glimpse into homeschooling trends in America and how the pandemic has shaped them.
Learn how COVID-19 has affected homeschooling rates in the United States in this infographic from AAA State of Play.