SCHOOL SPENDING, 2001-2002



PUBLIC SCHOOL SPENDING

The District of Columbia spent more money per student ($13,187) than any state in the country in 2001-2002, according to a June 2004 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Near the top of the list were New York ($11,546), New Jersey ($11,436), Connecticut ($10,001) and Massachusetts ($9,856).

The following list shows spending by state, and the nationwide ranking among states:

StatePer-pupil spending ($)Rank
Alabama6,11544
Alaska9,5867
Arizona5,52449
Arkansas6,11943
California7,51123
Colorado6,88434
Connecticut10,0014
Delaware9,2718
District of Columbia13,1871
Florida6,05645
Georgia7,34026
Hawaii7,25328
Idaho5,92348
Illinois8,02217
Indiana7,58022
Iowa7,30527
Kansas7,05229
Kentucky6,49340
Louisiana6,51938
Maine8,35115
Maryland8,50713
Massachusetts9,8565
Michigan8,48914
Minnesota7,69120
Mississippi5,38250
Missouri7,01831
Montana7,02730
Nebraska7,41825
Nevada6,03446
New Hampshire7,75018
New Jersey11,4363
New Mexico6,60637
New York11,5462
North Carolina6,51139
North Dakota6,72836
Ohio8,10016
Oklahoma6,25642
Oregon7,62121
Pennsylvania8,84110
Rhode Island9,1789
South Carolina6,98432
South Dakota6,31941
Tennessee5,98447
Texas6,74635
Utah4,89051
Vermont9,6786
Virginia7,50124
Washington6,89433
West Virginia7,74819
Wisconsin8,57412
Wyoming8,66711


June 2004
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