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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

PER-CAPITA HIGHER EDUCATION SPENDING, 2005-2006

Rank, per-capita
higher ed spending
State Per-capita
higher ed spending
Rank, per-capita
higher ed spending
State Per-capita
higher ed spending
1 Vermont $1,066   26 Colorado $668
2 North Dakota $1,041 27 California $668
3 Delaware $1,011 28 Texas $665
4 New Mexico $958 29 Minnesota $658
5 Wyoming $956 30 Kentucky $654
6 Utah $935 31 South Carolina $649
7 Iowa $927 32 Ohio $621
8 North Carolina $888 33 Idaho $607
9 Kansas $875 34 Connecticut $606
10 Alaska $864 35 Arizona $580
11 Michigan $822 36 New Hampshire $579
12 Nebraska $821 37 Illinois $578
13 Alabama $814 38 Louisiana $572
14 Wisconsin $813 39 New Jersey $562
15 Oregon $796 40 Rhode Island $559
16 Washington $742 41 South Dakota $555
17 Oklahoma $735 42 Massachusetts $551
18 Mississippi $732 43 Maine $541
19 Hawaii $728 44 Pennsylvania $534
20 Maryland $721 45 Missouri $529
21 Montana $708 46 NEW YORK $506
22 Virginia $697 47 Georgia $484
23 West Virginia $692 48 Tennessee $472
24 Indiana $685 49 Nevada $470
25 Arkansas $678 50 Florida $412
U.S. Average $640    
N.Y.S. +/- U.S. average -21%    
Source: Public Policy Institute Analysis of Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances: 2005-06