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National Home Education Research Institute

Homeschooling – home education or home-based education – has grown from nearly extinct in the United States in the 1970s to just over 2 million school-age students. NHERI focuses on homeschooling research.

NHERI can help you if you are a:
  • Journalist or Media doing a story on homeschooling: contact mail @ 503-364-1490; research facts.
  • Scholar or Researcher. We do basic research and publish it.
  • Graduate Student. We can talk with you. We serve as a clearinghouse of research, facts, statistics, and news.
  • Parent or Researcher. We keep you in touch with new research findings – get connected.
  • Community Member or Parent. See resources on homeschooling below at "About Homeschooling."
  • Scholar ready to publish. We offer a peer-reviewed research journal.
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National Home Education Research Institute



NHERI conducts homeschooling research, is a clearinghouse of research for the public, researchers, homeschoolers, the media, and policy makers, and educates the public concerning the findings of all related research. NHERI executes, evaluates, and disseminates studies and information (e.g., statistics, facts, data) on homeschooling (i.e., home schooling, home-based education, home education, home school, home-schooling, unschooling, deschooling, a form of alternative education), publishes reports and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Home School Researcher, and serves in consulting, academic achievement tests, and expert witness (in courts and legislatures).

PO Box 13939
Salem, OR 97309
503-364-3837 fax
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