The Public Policy Institute


State and Local Education Spending Per Capita
1998
Rank
State
Amt.
 
Rank
State
Amt.
1
Alaska
$2,495
 
27
Virginia
$1,630
2
Wyoming
2,095
 
28
Ohio
1,628
3
Delaware
2,023
 
29
Georgia
1,610
4
Michigan
2,022
 
30
Illinois
1,604
5
New Jersey
1,994
 
31
California
1,598
6
Wisconsin
1,990
 
32
Massachusetts
1,597
7
Vermont
1,981
 
33
South Carolina
1,591
8
NEW YORK
$1,979
 
34
West Virginia
1,581
9
Minnesota
1,914
 
35
North Carolina
1,580
10
Iowa
1,908
 
36
Idaho
1,566
11
Washington
1,834
 
37
Oklahoma
1,531
12
Utah
1,829
 
38
New Hampshire
1,524
13
Oregon
1,791
 
39
Alabama
1,523
14
New Mexico
1,789
 
40
Mississippi
1,489
15
Nebraska
1,785
 
41
Arkansas
1,477
16
North Dakota
1,781
 
42
Missouri
1,474
17
Pennsylvania
1,741
 
43
Nevada
1,466
18
Indiana
1,735
 
44
Louisiana
1,450
19
Colorado
1,720
 
45
South Dakota
1,422
20
Rhode Island
1,670
 
46
Kentucky
1,417
21
Connecticut
1,665
 
47
Arizona
1,395
22
Montana
1,665
 
48
Hawaii
1,372
23
Kansas
1,663
 
49
Tennessee
1,344
24
Texas
1,663
 
50
Florida
1,318
25
Maryland
1,662
U.S. average
$1,666
26
Maine
1,631
N.Y.S. % above avg.
18.8%
Source: Public Policy Institute calculations from U.S. Census Bureau data