- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) enrollment survey for 2004-05 shows that 365,040 students are learning German in grades 7-12. The 2008-09 survey shows 395,019 students, an 8.2 % increase over 2004-05. This survey was conducted before the BIG wave of program cuts, but it is a positive trend, nonetheless. Unfortunately, this survey also found that only 32% of public school students study any foreign language and, in grades K-12, the percentage is 18%.
- The Modern Language Association (MLA) enrollment survey shows a slow but sure uptrend for the study of German. The number of students enrolled in German at the college/university level in 2006 was 94,264 up from 91,100 in 2002 and an increase from 89,000 in 1998. The 2009 statistics show another small 2.2% increase to 96,349. The report also shows that only 8.6 percent of all college students were enrolled in a foreign language down from a high of 16.5 in 1965.
- The Advanced Placement Examination produced by the College Board indicated that the May 2010 AP German Language Exam was administered to 5389 students, an increase of 8% over 2009. The number of AP German Exams has increased 30.9% during the past decade from 4,116 in 2001 to 5,389 in 2010.
- There are well over 80 Sprachschulen in the US with over 6000 students and a growing number of immersion/charter schools (17 or more), especially in the western states.
Some additional testimonials about the general success of German.