The State of the Industry report is ASTD’s definitive review of workplace learning and development trends. This annual report includes organization benchmarking data from ASTD BEST® Awards Winners, Fortune's Global 500 Companies, and other organizations from 2002 to date. ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $1,182 per learner on employee learning and development in 2011. Of this total direct learning expenditure, 56 percent ($87.5 billion) was spent internally. The remainder was split between tuition reimbursement, which accounted for 14 percent ($21.9 billion), and external services comprising 30 percent ($46.9 billion).
(The State of the Industry is an ASTD member benefit, and is complimentary for all members. ASTD members can download a copy of the report by going to the Store and clicking the "My Downloads" tab.)