Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

State and local elementary and secondary school spending per capita, 2004

Rank State Spending per capita Rank State Spending per capita
1
Alaska $2,461
27
Iowa $1,431
2
New Jersey 2,267
28
Colorado 1,421
3
NEW YORK $2,126
29
South Carolina 1,420
4
Connecticut 1,883
30
North Dakota 1,401
5
Wyoming 1,870
31
Kansas 1,351
6
Vermont 1,859
32
West Virginia 1,328
7
Michigan 1,827
33
Hawaii 1,327
8
Rhode Island 1,671
34
Missouri 1,321
9
California 1,645
35
Montana 1,318
10
Ohio 1,637
36
Oregon 1,312
11
Delaware 1,625
37
Nevada 1,311
12
Minnesota 1,620
38
South Dakota 1,251
13
Massachusetts 1,614
39
Louisiana 1,250
14
Pennsylvania 1,598
40
Arkansas 1,243
15
New Hampshire 1,585
41
Utah 1,238
16
Wisconsin 1,585
42
Florida 1,230
17
Maine 1,579
43
Oklahoma 1,225
18
Texas 1,541
44
Idaho 1,223
19
Illinois 1,527
45
Alabama 1,197
20
Georgia 1,512
46
North Carolina 1,176
21
Virginia 1,496
47
Mississippi 1,174
22
New Mexico 1,492
48
Arizona 1,138
23
Nebraska 1,482
49
Tennessee 1,133
24
Maryland 1,473
50
Kentucky 1,101
25
Washington 1,437 U.S. average $1,542
26
Indiana 1,431 N.Y.S. above avg. 38%
Source: Public Policy Institute analysis of Census Bureau Data