U.S. Public Education Spending Statistics

Report Highlights. Public education spending in the United States falls short of global benchmarks and lags behind economic growth.

  • K-12 schools spend $612.7 billion, or $12,612 per pupil, annually.
  • Federal, state, and local governments spend $720.9 billion, or $14,840 per pupil, to fund K-12 public education.
  • The federal government provides 7.7% of funding for public education; state and local governments provide 46.7% and 45.6% of public education funds, respectively.
  • The United States spends an average $15,908 per pupil on postsecondary education and $33,063 per pupil on graduate and postgraduate education.
  • The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) grows 71.6% faster than public education spending.

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U.S. map of public education spending per state

Data by State:
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U.S. map of public education spending per pupil

U.S. and World Educational Spending

In the United States, education spending falls short of benchmarks set by international organizations such as UNESCO, of which the U.S. is a member. The nation puts 11.6% of public funding toward education, well below the international standard 15%

  • Schools in the United States spend an average of $12,612 per pupil, which is the fifth-highest amount per pupil among the 37 other developed nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • In terms of a percentage of its gross domestic product (GDP), the United States ranks 12th among OECD members in spending on elementary education.
  • The United States does not meet UNESCO’s benchmark of a 15% share of total public expenditure on education.
  • In terms of early childhood education, the United States is one of 6 countries that does not report any educational spending.
  • In terms of postsecondary education, the U.S. spends more than any other country at $33,180 per full-time student.
  • Luxembourg spends US$22,700 per pupil, which is more than any of the other OECD nations spend on education.
  • African nations spend the highest amount on education in terms of a percentage of GDP.
  • At 4.96%, the United States spends a smaller percentage of its GDP on education than other developed nations, which average 5.59% of GDP in educational spending.
Snapshot: Global Educational Spending Per Pupil
CountryElementary SpendingSecondary SpendingAll Educational Spending
Luxembourg$12,892$20,413$20,451
Korea$11,047$12,202$11,688
France$7,395$11,747$9,897
Slovenia$8,542$8,290$8,406
Spain$7,320$9,020$8,189
Mexico$2,874$3,129$2,998
Colombia$3,178$2,817$2,987
Indonesia$1,514$1,435$1,480

line graph of the united states department of education annual education budget for various education levels from 2001 to 2019

Education Spending by State

Education spending refers to the money spent by public schools. This may include teacher and administrator salaries, supplies, building maintenance, field trips, etc. These numbers refer to how much money has a direct impact on public school students.

  • New York schools spend the most on education per pupil.
  • New York also spends the second-most on education in terms of a percentage of local taxpayer income.
  • Alaska schools spend the most in terms of a percentage of taxpayer income.
  • District of Columbia public school students receive the second-most expensive education.
  • District of Columbia schools spend the least in terms of a percentage of local taxpayer income.
  • North Carolina makes the most of its funding, having the least funds per pupil leftover after spending on students.
Educational Spending in Public Schools
RankStateSpending Per PupilFunding Per PupilDifferential
1New York$24,040$28,228$4,188
2District of Columbia$22,759$31,280$8,521
3Connecticut$20,635$23,135$2,500
4New Jersey$20,021$22,424$2,403
5Vermont$19,340$21,614$2,274
6Alaska$17,726$19,017$1,291
7Massachusetts$17,058$20,581$3,522
8New Hampshire$16,893$18,667$1,774
9Pennsylvania$16,395$20,435$4,040
10Wyoming$16,224$19,435$3,212
11Rhode Island$16,121$18,628$2,507
12Illinois$15,741$18,652$2,911
13Delaware$15,639$18,034$2,396
14Hawaii$15,242$18,095$2,853
15Maryland$14,762$17,793$3,031
16Maine$14,145$15,996$1,851
17North Dakota$13,758$16,269$2,511
18Ohio$13,027$15,321$2,294
19Washington$12,995$15,380$2,385
20Minnesota$12,975$15,571$2,597
21California$12,498$14,819$2,321
22Nebraska$12,491$14,138$1,647
23Michigan$12,345$14,741$2,396
24Wisconsin$12,285$13,959$1,674
25Virginia$12,216$13,169$954
26Oregon$11,920$14,592$2,672
27Iowa$11,732$13,774$2,041
28Montana$11,680$13,097$1,417
29Kansas$11,653$13,406$1,753
30Louisiana$11,452$13,118$1,666
31West Virginia$11,334$12,645$1,311
32Kentucky$11,110$12,444$1,333
33South Carolina$10,856$13,438$2,582
34Missouri$10,810$12,866$2,055
34Georgia$10,810$12,304$1,494
36Indiana$10,262$12,866$2,604
37Colorado$10,202$12,371$2,169
38Arkansas$10,139$11,589$1,450
39South Dakota$10,073$11,961$1,887
40Alabama$9,696$10,871$1,175
41Texas$9,606$12,122$2,516
42New Mexico$9,582$11,906$2,324
43Tennessee$9,544$10,547$1,004
44Nevada$9,417$10,983$1,565
45North Carolina$9,377$9,931$554
46Florida$9,346$10,715$1,369
47Mississippi$8,935$10,001$1,067
48Oklahoma$8,239$9,548$1,310
49Arizona$8,239$9,645$1,406
50Idaho$7,771$8,980$1,210
51Utah$7,628$9,158$1,530

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Alabama

Alabama spends comparatively little on education in terms of dollars-per-pupil and in terms of percentage of taxpayers’ personal income. The state ranks 43rd in funding and 40th in school spending.

  • Alabama schools spend $9,696 per pupil for a total of $7.2 billion annually.
  • That is the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Alabama schools receive $844.4 million from the federal government, or $1,138 per student
  • The state of Alabama divides $4.4 billion among its public schools, or $5,970 per student.
  • Local funding totals $2.8 billion or $3,764 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.7% of Alabama’s taxpayer income.
  • Alabama’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.43% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Alabama totals $8.1 billion, or $10,871 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $872.2 million, or $1,175 per pupil.

Alaska

Alaska spends the most on education in terms of percentage of taxpayer income, ranking 6th overall. Alaska’s schools are the most dependent on federal funding.

  • Alaskan public schools spend $17,726 per pupil for a total of $2.4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 5.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Alaska schools receive $398.1 million, or $2,996 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Alaska divides $1.6 billion among its public schools, or $11,887 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $549.3 million, or $4,134 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 5.1% of Alaska’s taxpayer income.
  • Alaska’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.95% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Alaska totals $2.5 billion, or $19,017 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $171.6 million, or $1,291 per pupil.

Arizona

Arizona schools spend less on education than the national average. The state’s government also spends less on education per capita. Arizona ranks 49th in spending and 48th in funding.

  • Arizona schools spend $8,239 per pupil for a total of $7.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 2.5% taxpayer income.
  • Arizona schools receive $1.2 billion, or $1,274 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Arizona divides $3.6 billion among its public schools, or $3,896 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $4.1 billion, or $4,475 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 2.6% of Arizona’s taxpayer income.
  • Arizona’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.39% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Arizona totals $8.9 billion, or $9,645 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.3 billion, or $1,406 per pupil.

Arkansas

Arkansas schools spend less per pupil than the national average. The state ranks 38th in spending and 41st in funding.

  • Arkansas schools spend $10,139 per pupil for a total of $4.9 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.3% of taxpayer income.
  • Arkansas schools receive $588.9 million, or $1,227 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Arkansas divides $4.2 billion among its public schools, or $8,810 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $744.7 million, or $1,552 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4% of Arkansas’ taxpayer income.
  • Arkansas’ federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.47% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Arkansas totals $5.6 billion, or $11,589 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $696.1 million, or $1,450 per pupil.

California

California receives little federal funding per student. California ranks 21st in spending and in funding.

  • California schools spend $12,498 per pupil for a total of $77.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.3% of taxpayer income.
  • California schools receive $8 billion, or $1,286 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of California divides $51.6 billion among its public schools, or $8,307 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $32.5 billion, or $5,226 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.5% of California’s taxpayer income.
  • California’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.34% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in California totals $92 billion, or $14,819 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $14.4 billion, or $2,321 per pupil.

U.S. map of federal public education spending per pupil

Colorado

Colorado schools spend less per pupil than the national average. The federal government also spends less per capita on Colorado’s education. Colorado ranks 37th in spending and 36th in funding.

  • Colorado schools spend $10,202 per pupil for a total of $9.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 2.9% of taxpayer income.
  • Colorado schools receive $693.9 million, or $780 per pupil from the federal government.
  • The state of Colorado divides $4.5 billion among its public schools, or $5,102 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $5.8 billion, or $6,489 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.3% of Colorado’s taxpayer income.
  • Colorado’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.22% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Colorado totals $11 billion, or $12,371 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.9 billion, or $2,169 per pupil.

Connecticut

Connecticut schools spend more per pupil than most other states. The state receives comparatively little in federal funding. Connecticut ranks 3rd in spending and in funding.

  • Connecticut schools spend $20,635 per pupil for a total of $10.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • Connecticut schools receive $474.7 million, or $966 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Connecticut divides $4.3 billion among its public schools, or $8,743 per pupil.
  • Local funding totals $6.6 billion, or $13,427 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.2% of Connecticut’s taxpayer income.
  • Connecticut’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.18% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Connecticut totals $11.4 billion, or $23,135 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.2 billion, or $2,500 per pupil.

Delaware

Delaware spends more per pupil than the national average. The state ranks 13th in spending and 14th in funding.

  • Delaware schools spend $15,639 per pupil for a total of $2 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • Delaware schools receive $140.6 million, or $1,162 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Delaware divides $1.4 billion, or $11,436 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $657.5 million, or $5,436 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.2% of Delaware’s taxpayer income.
  • Delaware’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.29% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for Delaware education totals $2.2 billion or $18,034 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $289.8 million, or $2,396 per pupil.

District of Columbia

While District of Columbia schools spend more per pupil than most schools nationwide, these schools spend the least in terms of a percentage of taxpayer income. D.C. ranks 1st in funding and 2nd in spending. D.C. schools are the most dependent on local funding, and receive the second-most federal funding per student.

  • District of Columbia schools spend $22,759 per pupil for a total of $1.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 2% of taxpayer income.
  • District of Columbia schools receive $136.1 million, or $2,822 per pupil from the federal government.
  • Local funding totals $1.4 billion, or $28,457 per pupil.
  • Local funding is 2.5% of the District of Columbia’s taxpayer income.
  • The District of Columbia’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.25% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in the District of Columbia totals $1.5 billion, or $31,280 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $410.7 million, or $8,521 per pupil.

Florida

Florida receives the third-largest amount of federal education funding. The state government funds education at a lower per-capita rate. Florida ranks 46th in spending and 44th in funding.

  • Florida schools spend $9,346 per pupil for a total of $26.3 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 2.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Florida schools receive $3.3 billion or $1,191 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Florida divides $11.8 billion, or $4,200 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $15 billion, or $5,324 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 2.7% of Florida’s taxpayer income.
  • Florida’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.33% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Florida totals $30.1 billion, or $10,715 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $3.9 billion, or $1,369 per pupil.

Georgia

Georgia schools spend less per pupil than the nationwide average. Georgia ranks 34th in spending and 37th in funding.

  • Georgia schools spend $10,810 per pupil for a total of $18.7 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4% of taxpayer income.
  • Georgia schools receive $1.8 billion, or $1,042 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Georgia divides $9.8 billion, or $5,634 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $9.8 billion, or $5,628.
  • State and local funding is 4.2% of Georgia’s taxpayer income.
  • Georgia’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.39% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Georgia totals $21.3 billion, or $12,304 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $2.6 billion, or $1,494 per pupil.

Hawaii

Hawaii spends more per pupil than most other states. The state ranks 14th in spending and 13th in funding.

  • Hawaii schools spend $15,242 per pupil for a total of $2.8 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Hawaii schools receive $270.5 million, or $1,496 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Hawaii divides $2.9, or $16,263 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $60.8 billion, $336 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4% of Hawaii’s taxpayer income.
  • Hawaii’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.36% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Hawaii totals $3.3 billion, or $18,095 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $515.9 million, or $2,853 per pupil.

Idaho

Idaho ranks 50th in terms of spending, and Idaho schools receive the least funding.

  • Idaho schools spend $7,771 per pupil for a total of $2.2 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3% of taxpayer income.
  • Idaho schools receive $244.6 million, or $3,050 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Idaho divides $1.7 billion, or $5,880 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $631.7 million, or $2,235 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.2% of Idaho’s taxpayer income.
  • Idaho’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.34% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Idaho totals $2.5 billion, or $8,980 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $341.9 million, or $1,210 per pupil.

Illinois

Illinois ranks 12th in school spending and 11th in funding. Illinois schools receive more state and local funding in terms of a percentage of taxpayer income.

  • Illinois schools spend $15,741 per pupil for a total of $31.3 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.5% of taxpayer income.
  • Illinois schools receive $2.3 billion, or $1,161 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Illinois divides $15.6 billion, or $7,835 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $19.2 billion, or $9,656 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 5% of Illinois’s taxpayer income.
  • Illinois’ federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.33% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Illinois totals $37.1 billion, or $18,652 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $5.8 billion, or $2,911 per pupil.

Indiana

Indiana ranks 36th in school spending and 32nd in funding. The state receives relatively little from the federal government.

  • Indiana schools spend $10,262 per pupil for a total of $10.3 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.4% of taxpayer income.
  • Indiana schools receive $965.8 million, or $963 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Indiana divides $8.1 billion, or $8,706 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $3.8 billion, or $3,827 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4% of Indiana’s taxpayer income.
  • Indiana’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.32% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Indiana totals $12.9 billion, or $12,866 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $2.6 billion, or $2,604 per pupil.

U.S. map of state government public education spending per pupil

Iowa

Iowa ranks 27th in school spending and 26th in funding. Iowa spends more when taken as a percentage of taxpayer income.

  • Iowa schools spend $11,732 per pupil for a total of $6 annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4% of taxpayer income.
  • Iowa schools receive $490.2 million, or $958 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Iowa divides $3.8 billion, or $7,332 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2.8 billion, or $5,483 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.4% of Iowa’s taxpayer income.
  • Iowa’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.33% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Iowa totals $7 billion, or $13,774 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1 billion, or $2,041 per pupil.

Kansas

Kansas ranks 29th in schools spending and 28th in funding. Kansas schools are more dependent on state funding.

  • Kansas schools spend $11,653 per pupil for a total of $5.8 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.1% of taxpayer income.
  • Kansas schools receive $525.5 million, or $1,058 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Kansas divides $4.3 billion, or $8,741 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.8 billion, or $3,607 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.3% of Kansas’ taxpayer income.
  • Kansas’ federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.37% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Kansas totals $6.7 billion, or $13,406 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $871 million, or $1,753 per pupil.

Kentucky

Kentucky schools rank 32nd in spending but 35th in funding.

  • Kentucky schools spend $11,110 per pupil for a total of $7.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.1% of taxpayer income.
  • Kentucky schools receive $913.8 million or $1,342 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Kentucky divides $4.8 billion, or $6,978 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2.8 billion, or $4,123 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.1% of Kentucky’s taxpayer income.
  • Kentucky’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.5% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Kentucky totals $8.5 billion, or $12,444 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $907.8 million, or $1,333 per pupil.

Louisiana

Louisiana schools rank 30th in terms of spending and funding.

  • Louisiana schools spend $11,452 per pupil for a total of $7.4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Louisiana schools receive $1 billion, or $1,571 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Louisiana divides $3.5 billion, or $5,379 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $4 billion, $6,168 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.6% of Louisiana’s taxpayer income.
  • Louisiana’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.49% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Louisiana totals $8.5 billion, or $13,118 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.1 billion, or $1,666 per pupil.

Maine

Maine schools rank 16th in spending and 17th in funding.

  • Maine schools spend $14,145 per pupil for a total of $2.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.1% of taxpayer income.
  • Maine schools receive $186.9 million, or $1,043 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Maine divides $1,107,252,000, or $6,180 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.6 billion, or $8,773 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.3% of Maine taxpayer income.
  • Maine’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Maine totals $2.9 billion, or $15,996 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $331.7 million, or $1,851 per pupil.

Maryland

Maryland schools rank 15th in spending and in funding.

  • Maryland schools spend $14,762 per pupil for a total of $13.2 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Maryland schools receive $862.1 million, or $965 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Maryland divides $6.7 billion, or $7,459 per pupil among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $8.4 billion, or $9,369 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.1% of Maryland taxpayer income.
  • Maryland’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.24% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Maryland totals $15.9 billion, or $17,793 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $2.7 billion, or $3,031 per pupil.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts ranks 7th in school spending and 6th in funding. The state receives relatively little funding from the federal government.

  • Massachusetts schools spend $17,058 per pupil for a total of $15.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.3% of taxpayer income.
  • Massachusetts schools receive $728.1 million, or $804 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Massachusetts divides $7.1 billion, or $7,824 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $10.8 billion, or $11,953 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.5% of Massachusetts taxpayer income.
  • Massachusetts’ federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.16% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Massachusetts totals $18.6 billion, or $20,581 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $3.2 billion, or $3,522 per pupil.

Michigan

Michigan ranks 23rd in schools spending and 22nd in funding.

  • Michigan schools spend $12,345 per pupil for a total of $16.4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.5% of taxpayer income.
  • Michigan schools receive $1.6 billion, or $1,182 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Michigan divides $11.4 billion, or $8,605 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $6.6 billion, or $4,954 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.9% of Michigan’s taxpayer income.
  • Michigan’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.34% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Michigan totals $19.5 billion, or $14,741 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $3.2 billion, or $2,396 per pupil.

Minnesota

Minnesota ranks 20th in schools spending and 18th in funding. Most educational funding comes from the state government.

  • Minnesota schools spend $12,975 per pupil for a total of $10.7 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.5% of taxpayer income.
  • Minnesota schools receive $658.9 million, or $802 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Minnesota divides $8.3 billion, or $10,146 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $3.8 billion, or $4,624 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4% of Minnesota’s taxpayer income.
  • Minnesota’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.22% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Minnesota totals $12.8 billion, or $15,571 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $2.1 billion, or $2,597 per pupil.

Mississippi

Mississippi ranks 47th in school spending and 46th in funding.

  • Mississippi schools spend $8,935 per pupil for a total of $4.3 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • Mississippi schools receive $656.8 million, or $1,378 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Mississippi divides $2.4 billion, or $5,043 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.7 billion, or $3,580 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.8% of Mississippi’s taxpayer income.
  • Mississippi’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.6% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Mississippi totals $4.8 billion, or $10,001 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $508.4 million, or $1,067 per pupil.

Missouri

Missouri ranks 34th in schools spending and 33rd in funding.

  • Missouri schools spend $10,810 per pupil for a total of $9.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.4% of taxpayer income.
  • Missouri schools receive $908.7 million, or $1,021 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Missouri divides $4.8 billion, or $5,366 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $5.8 billion, or $6,479 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.8% of Missouri’s taxpayer income.
  • Missouri’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.33% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Missouri totals $11.5 billion, or $12,866 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.8 billion, or $2,055 per pupil.

Montana

Montana ranks 28th in school spending and 31st in funding.

  • Montana schools spend $11,680 per pupil for a total of $1.7 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Montana schools receive $240.2 million, or $5,760 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Montana divides $828.1 million, or $5,648 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $851.8 million, or $5,810 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.5% of Montana’s taxpayer income.
  • Montana’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.5% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Montana totals $1.9 billion, or $13,097 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $207.8 million, or $1,417 per pupil.

Nebraska

Nebraska ranks 22nd in school spending and 24th in funding.

  • Nebraska schools spend $12,491 per pupil for a total of $4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.2% of taxpayer income.
  • Nebraska schools receive $329.1 million, or $1,018 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Nebraska divides $1.1 billion, or $4,642 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2.7 billion, or $8,479 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.4% of Nebraska’s taxpayer income.
  • Nebraska’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.34% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Nebraska totals $4.6 billion, or $14,138 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $532.8 million, or $1,647 per pupil.

Nevada

Nevada schools rank 44th in spending and 42nd in funding.

  • Nevada schools spend $9,417 per pupil for a total of $4.2 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3% of taxpayer income.
  • Nevada schools receive $420.1 million, or $939 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Nevada divides $3.1 billion, or $6,963 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.4 billion, or $3,081 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.2% of Nevada’s taxpayer income.
  • Nevada’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Nevada totals $4.9 billion, or $10,983 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $700.3 million, or $1,565 per pupil.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire schools rank 8th in spending and 10th in funding. Most funding comes from local sources.

  • New Hampshire schools spend $16,893 per pupil for a total of $2.9 annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.7% of taxpayer income.
  • New Hampshire schools receive $168.4 million, or $3,902 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of New Hampshire divides $1 billion, or $984 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2 billion, or $11,838 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.8% of New Hampshire’s taxpayer income.
  • New Hampshire’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.21% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in New Hampshire totals $3.2 billion, or $18,667 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $303.6 million, or $1,774 per pupil.

New Jersey

New Jersey receives relatively little educational financing from the federal government. The state’s schools rank 4th in spending and 8th in funding.

  • New Jersey schools spend $20,021 per pupil for a total of $27.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.7% of taxpayer income.
  • New Jersey schools receive $1.2 billion, or $902 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of New Jersey divides $12.6 billion, or $9,327 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $16.5 billion, or $12,195 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 5% of New Jersey’s taxpayer income.
  • New Jersey’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.21% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in New Jersey totals $30.4 billion, or $22,424 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $3.3 billion, or $2,403 per pupil.

New Mexico

New Mexico schools rank 42nd in spending and 40th in funding.

  • New Mexico schools spend $9,582 per pupil for a total of $3 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.7% of taxpayer income.
  • New Mexico schools receive $507.7 million, or $1,596 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of New Mexico divides $2.6 billion, or $8,041 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $721.7 million, or $2,269 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4% of New Mexico’s taxpayer income.
  • New Mexico’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.61% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in New Mexico totals $3.8 billion, or $11,906 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $739.3 million, or $2,324 per pupil.

New York

New York is home to the largest public school system in the nation, with 976,771 students enrolled in the New York City system. The state receives 10.1% of all educational funding for U.S. public primary schools. New York schools rank 1st in spending and 2nd in funding.

  • New York schools spend $24,040 per pupil for a total of $62.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.8% of taxpayer income.
  • New York schools receive $3.1 billion, or $1,200 per pupil from the federal government.
  • The state of New York divides $28.9 billion, or $11,188 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $40.9 billion, or $15,840 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 5.4% of New York’s taxpayer income.
  • New York’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.24% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in New York totals $72.9 billion, or $28,228 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $10.8 billion, or $4,188 per pupil.

North Carolina

North Carolina ranks 45th in school spending and 47th in funding.

  • North Carolina schools spend $9,377 per pupil for a total of $13.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3% of taxpayer income.
  • North Carolina schools receive $1.6 billion, or $1,075 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of North Carolina divides $8.9 billion, $6,103 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $4 billion, or $2,753 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 2.8% of North Carolina’s taxpayer income.
  • North Carolina’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.34% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in North Carolina totals $14.4 billion, or $9,931 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is -$805.2 million, or $554 per pupil.

North Dakota

North Dakota schools rank 17th in spending and 16th funding.

  • North Dakota schools spend $13,758 per pupil for a total of $1.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • North Dakota schools receive $171.4 million, or $1,532 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of North Dakota divides $1 billion, $9,082 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $632.7 million, or $5,655 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.1% of North Dakota’s taxpayer income.
  • North Dakota’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.43% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in North Dakota totals $1.8 billion, or $16,269 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $281 million, or $2,511 per pupil.

Ohio

Ohio schools rank 18th in spending and 20th in funding.

  • Ohio schools spend $13,027 per pupil for a total of $20.7 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.8% of taxpayer income.
  • Ohio schools receive $1.6 billion, or $1,013 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Ohio divides $9.8 billion, or $6,153 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $12.9 billion, or $8,155 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.2% of Ohio’s taxpayer income.
  • Ohio’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Ohio totals $24.3 billion, or $15,321 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $3.6 billion, or $2,294 per pupil.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma schools rank 48th in spending and 59th in funding. The state’s schools rely on state and local funding in roughly equal measure.

  • Oklahoma schools spend $8,239 per pupil.
  • Oklahoma schools spend a total of $5.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.2% of taxpayer income.
  • Oklahoma schools receive $667.7 million, or $1,003 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Oklahoma divides $2.9 billion, or $4,401 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2.8 billion, or $4,144 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.3% of Oklahoma’s taxpayer income.
  • Oklahoma’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.4% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Oklahoma totals $6.4 billion, or $9,548 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $872.1 million, or $1,310 per pupil.

Oregon

Oregon schools rank 26th in spending and 23rd in funding.

  • Oregon schools spend $11,920 per pupil for a total of $6.9 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.4% of taxpayer income.
  • Oregon schools receive $596.8 million, or $1,032 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Oregon divides $4.5 billion, or $7,749 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $3.4 billion, or $5,812 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.9% of Oregon’s taxpayer income.
  • Oregon’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Oregon totals $8.4 billion, or $14,592 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.5 billion, or $2,672 per pupil.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools rank 9th in spending and 7th in funding.

  • Pennsylvania schools spend $16,396 per pupil for a total of $25.7 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.8% of taxpayer income.
  • Pennsylvania schools receive $2.1 billion, or $1,316 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Pennsylvania divides $12.3 billion, or $7,826 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $17.7 billion, or $11,293 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.4% of Pennsylvania’s taxpayer income.
  • Pennsylvania’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Pennsylvania totals $32.1 billion, or $20,435 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $6.3 billion, or $4,040 per pupil.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island schools rank 11th in spending and 12th in funding.

  • Rhode Island schools spend $16,121 per pupil for a total of $2 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • Rhode Island schools receive $168 million, or $1,261 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Rhode Island divides $1 billion, or $7,606 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.3 billion, $9,762 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.2% of Rhode Island’s taxpayer income.
  • Rhode Island’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Rhode Island totals $2.5 billion, or $18,628 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $334.2 million, or $2,507 per pupil.

South Carolina

South Carolina schools rank 33rd in spending and 27th in funding.

  • South Carolina schools spend $10,856 per pupil for a total of $8.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.9% of taxpayer income.
  • South Carolina schools receive $854.4 million, or $1,139 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of South Carolina divides $4.8 billion, or $6,396 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $4.4 billion, or $5,903 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.4% of South Carolina’s taxpayer income.
  • South Carolina’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.4% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in South Carolina totals $10.1 billion, or $13,438 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.9 billion, or $2,582 per pupil.

U.S. map of local government public education spending per pupil

South Dakota

South Dakota schools rank 39th in spending and in funding.

  • South Dakota schools spend $10,073 per pupil for a total of $1.4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.2% of taxpayer income.
  • South Dakota schools receive $223.4 million, or $1,625 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of South Dakota divides $564.9 million, or $4,108 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $856.4 million, or $6,228 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.3% of South Dakota’s taxpayer income.
  • South Dakota’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.52% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in South Dakota totals $1.6 billion, or $11,961 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $259.5 million, or $1,887 per pupil.

Tennessee

Tennessee relies on state and local funding in equal measure. Tennessee schools rank 43rdin spending and 45th in funding.

  • Tennessee schools spend $9,544 per pupil for a total of $9.6 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.2% of taxpayer income.
  • Tennessee schools receive $1.2 billion, or $1,163 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Tennessee divides $4.9 billion, or $4,897 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $4.5 billion, or $4,487 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.1% of Tennessee’s taxpayer income.
  • Tennessee’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.39% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Tennessee totals $10.6 billion, or $10,547 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1 billion, or $1,004 per pupil.

Texas

Texas schools rank 41st in spending and 38th in funding.

  • Texas schools spend $9,606 per pupil for a total of $49.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.6% of taxpayer income.
  • Texas schools receive $6.3 billion, or $1,235 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Texas divides $20.9 billion, or $4,090 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $34.7 billion, $6,797 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.1% of Texas’ taxpayer income.
  • Texas’ federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.46% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Texas totals $61.9 billion, or $12,122 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $12.9 billion, or $2,516 per pupil.

Utah

Utah schools spend the least amount of money on students. Utah schools also receive the least federal funding, ranking 50th in overall funding. Most educational funding in Utah comes from the state government.

  • Utah schools spend $7,628 per pupil for a total of $4.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.3% of taxpayer income.
  • Utah schools receive $415.4 million, or $701 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Utah divides $2.8 billion, or $4,794 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $2.2 billion, or $3,663 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.7% of Utah’s taxpayer income.
  • Utah’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.3% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Utah totals $5.4 billion, or $9,158 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $906.7 million, or $1,530 per pupil.

Vermont

Vermont schools rank 5th in spending and in funding.

  • Vermont schools spend $19,340 per pupil for a total of $1.4 billion.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.4% of taxpayer income.
  • Vermont schools receive $101.4 million, or $1,383 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Vermont divides $1.4 billion, or $19,551 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $49.9 million, or $680 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.6% of Vermont’s taxpayer income.
  • Vermont’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.31% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Vermont totals $1.6 billion, or $21,614 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $166.7 million, or $2,274 per pupil.

Virginia

Virginia schools rank 25th in spending and 29th in funding. The state receives very little educational financing from the federal government.

  • Virginia schools spend $12,216 per pupil for a total of $15.8 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.4% of taxpayer income.
  • Virginia schools receive $1.1 billion, or $853 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Virginia divides $6.8 billion, or $5,262 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $9.1 billion, or $7,054 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.4% of Virginia’s taxpayer income.
  • Virginia’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.24% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Virginia totals $17 billion, or $13,169 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.2 billion, or $$954 per pupil.

Washington

Washington schools receive relatively little federal funding. The state ranks 19th in school spending and in funding.

  • Washington schools spend $12,995 per pupil for a total of $14.4 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.3% of taxpayer income.
  • Washington schools receive $1.1 billion, or $952 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Washington divides $10.9 billion, or $9,861 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $5 billion, or $4,567 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.7% of Washington’s taxpayer income.
  • Washington’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.24% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Washington totals $17 billion, or $15,380 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $2.6 billion, or $2,385 per pupil.

West Virginia

West Virginia schools rank 31st in spending and 34th in funding.

  • West Virginia schools spend $11,334 per pupil fora total of $3.1 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.4% of taxpayer income.
  • West Virginia schools receive $365.8 million, or $1,344 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of West Virginia divides $1.9 billion, or $6,976 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $1.2 billion, or $4,325 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 4.4% of West Virginia’s taxpayer income.
  • West Virginia’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.52% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in West Virginia totals $3.4 billion, or $12,645 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $357 million, or $1,311 per pupil.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin schools receive relatively little from the federal government. The state ranks 24th in spending and 25th in funding.

  • Wisconsin schools spend $12,285 per pupil for a total of $10.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 3.7% of taxpayer income.
  • Wisconsin schools receive $796.6 million, or $935 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Wisconsin divides $6.5 billion, or $7,579 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $4.6 billion, or $5,445 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 3.9% of Wisconsin’s taxpayer income.
  • Wisconsin’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.28% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Wisconsin totals $11.9 billion, or $13,959 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $1.4 billion, or $1,674 per pupil.

Wyoming

Wyoming spends more than average on education in terms of percentage of taxpayers’ personal income. The state’s schools rank 10th in spending and 8th in funding.

  • Wyoming schools spend $16,224 per pupil for a total of $1.5 billion annually.
  • That’s the equivalent of 4.7% of taxpayer income.
  • Wyoming schools receive $115.8 million, or $1,236 per pupil, from the federal government.
  • The state of Wyoming divides $1 billion, or $11,055 per pupil, among its public schools.
  • Local funding totals $669.1 million or $7,144 per pupil.
  • State and local funding is 5.2% of Wyoming’s taxpayer income.
  • Wyoming’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.35% of the state’s taxpayer income.
  • Funding for education in Wyoming totals $1.8 billion, or $19,435 per pupil.
  • The difference between spending and funding is $300.8 million, or $3,212 per pupil.

U.S. map of public school funding per pupil

Educational Funding by State

Educational funding or financing refers to how much money goes into schools, also sometimes referred to as revenue or income. Financing influences spending, but states rarely spend 100% of their public school funding.

  • Alaska receives the most funding per pupil from the federal government.
  • The District of Columbia receives the second-most.
  • Utah receives the lowest amount per pupil from the federal government.
  • Colorado receives the second-lowest amount per pupil in federal funding.
  • Vermont’s state government spends the most per pupil of any state government to finance education.
  • Hawaii supplies the second-most state funding.
  • Arizona’s state government supplies the lowest amount of educational financing per pupil.
Public Educational Funding Per Student
RankStateTotal FundingFederal FundingState FundingLocal Funding
1District of Columbia$31,280$2,822NA$28,457
2New York$28,228$1,200$11,188$15,840
3Connecticut$23,135$966$8,743$13,427
4New Jersey$22,424$902$9,327$12,195
5Vermont$21,614$1,383$19,551$680
6Massachusetts$20,581$804$7,824$11,953
7Pennsylvania$20,435$1,316$7,826$11,293
8Wyoming$19,435$1,236$11,055$7,144
9Alaska$19,017$2,996$11,887$4,134
10New Hampshire$18,667$984$5,844$11,838
11Illinois$18,652$1,161$7,835$9,656
12Rhode Island$18,628$1,261$7,606$9,762
13Hawaii$18,095$1,496$16,263$336
14Delaware$18,034$1,162$11,436$5,436
15Maryland$17,793$965$7,459$9,369
16North Dakota$16,269$1,532$9,082$5,655
17Maine$15,996$1,043$6,180$8,773
18Minnesota$15,571$802$10,146$4,624
19Washington$15,380$952$9,861$4,567
20Ohio$15,321$1,013$6,153$8,155
21California$14,819$1,286$8,307$5,226
22Michigan$14,741$1,182$8,605$4,954
23Oregon$14,592$1,032$7,749$5,812
24Nebraska$14,138$1,018$4,642$8,479
25Wisconsin$13,959$935$7,579$5,445
26Iowa$13,774$958$7,332$5,483
27South Carolina$13,438$1,139$6,396$5,903
28Kansas$13,406$1,058$8,741$3,607
29Virginia$13,169$853$5,262$7,054
30Louisiana$13,118$1,571$5,379$6,168
31Montana$13,097$1,638$5,648$5,810
32Indiana$12,866$963$8,076$3,827
33Missouri$12,866$1,021$5,366$6,479
34West Virginia$12,645$1,344$6,976$4,325
35Kentucky$11,110$1,342$6,978$4,123
36Colorado$10,202$780$5,102$6,489
37Georgia$12,304$1,042$5,634$5,628
38Texas$12,122$1,235$4,090$6,797
39South Dakota$11,961$1,625$4,108$6,228
40New Mexico$11,906$1,596$8,041$2,269
41Arkansas$11,589$1,227$8,810$1,552
42Nevada$10,983$939$6,963$3,081
43Alabama$10,871$1,138$5,970$3,764
44Florida$10,715$1,191$4,200$5,324
45Tennessee$10,547$1,163$4,897$4,487
46Mississippi$10,001$1,378$5,043$3,580
47North Carolina$9,931$1,075$6,103$2,753
48Arizona$9,645$1,274$3,896$4,475
49Oklahoma$9,548$1,003$4,401$4,144
50Utah$9,158$701$4,794$3,663
51Idaho$8,980$865$5,880$2,235

line graph of the united states department of education total annual education budget from 1980 to 2020

Sources

  1. United States Census Bureau, Annual Survey of School System Finances
  2. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), The Condition of Education
  3. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Statistical Resources
  4. United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Data
  5. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Database, Education Statistics
  6. United States Department of Education, Budget History Tables
  7. National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators: State Indicators