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Statistically Speaking

If you didn?t already know, it?s back-to-school time. Here are some fun facts to whet your appetite for knowledge.

Want to give an apple to a teacher? Number of apples produced, in pounds, in the U.S. in 2004: 10.1 billion

Number of people enrolled in school ? from nursery school through college ? in the United States: 74.9 million

Number of students in America enrolled in college this fall: 16.7 million

Number of students who speak a language other than English at home: 9.9 million

Average yearly cost, in dollars, of a four-year, private university:30,051

Percentage of college students age 25 or older: 37