Per Pupil Spending by State

Children are the future of a country, so by extension education is an investment into that future. Countries that prioritize education and the diffusion of their cultural values ensure the long-term survival of their way of life. It is therefore important to know how much money is being spent on education, whether by the federal government or in this case, by various state governments. The level of spending greatly influences the quality of education, with some states spending more than others. 

Per pupil spending is the amount of money a state spends per student, which is influenced by the amount of money the state is allotted for education. The federal government contributes 7.7% towards this, while the state and local governments make up the deficit (46.7% and 45.6% respectively). 

If you want to learn more about per pupil spending by state, be sure to check the data in the charts.

Annual per-pupil spending by State

Alabama - Annual per-pupil spending

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10,077

#40 in the US

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER SALARIEShelp

$54,271

#35 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

91.7%

#1 in the US

Alaska - Annual per-pupil spending

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18,394

#5 in the US

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$73,061

#10 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

80.4%

#45 in the US

Arizona - Annual per-pupil spending

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8,625

#48 in the US

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$52,157

#44 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

77.8%

#49 in the US

Arkansas - Annual per-pupil spending

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10,388

#37 in the US

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$51,668

#46 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.6%

#16 in the US

California - Annual per-pupil spending

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14,035

#17 in the US

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$85,856

#3 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

84.5%

#30 in the US

Colorado - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,030

#35 in the US

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$58,183

#26 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

81.1%

#41 in the US

Connecticut - Annual per-pupil spending

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21,310

#2 in the US

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$79,742

#5 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

88.5%

#11 in the US

Delaware - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,315

#10 in the US

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$65,141

#16 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

89%

#9 in the US

Florida - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,645

#44 in the US

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$51,009

#48 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.2%

#17 in the US

Georgia - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,228

#32 in the US

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$60,553

#21 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

82%

#37 in the US

Hawaii - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,132

#13 in the US

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$70,922

#12 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

85.2%

#28 in the US

Idaho - Annual per-pupil spending

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7,985

#50 in the US

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$51,817

#45 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

80.8%

#46 in the US

Illinois - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,227

#12 in the US

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$70,705

#13 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

86.2%

#23 in the US

Indiana - Annual per-pupil spending

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10,397

#36 in the US

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$53,072

#41 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.2%

#18 in the US

Iowa - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,907

#29 in the US

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$58,831

#24 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

91.6%

#2 in the US

Kansas - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,926

#28 in the US

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$53,619

#37 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.2%

#19 in the US

Kentucky - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,291

#31 in the US

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$54,139

#36 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

90.6%

#4 in the US

Louisiana - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,755

#30 in the US

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$52,472

#43 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

80.1%

#47 in the US

Maine - Annual per-pupil spending

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14,614

#15 in the US

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER SALARIEShelp

$57,167

#30 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.4%

#20 in the US

Maryland - Annual per-pupil spending

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15,148

#14 in the US

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$74,006

#9 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

86.9%

#24 in the US

Massachusetts - Annual per-pupil spending

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17,748

#6 in the US

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$86,755

#2 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

88%

#12 in the US

Michigan - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,756

#21 in the US

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$64,262

#17 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

81.4%

#42 in the US

Minnesota - Annual per-pupil spending

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13,387

#20 in the US

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$66,561

#15 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

83.7%

#35 in the US

Mississippi - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,284

#47 in the US

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$46,862

#51 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

85%

#29 in the US

Missouri - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,200

#33 in the US

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$51,557

#47 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

89.7%

#10 in the US

Montana - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,988

#27 in the US

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$53,133

#40 in the US

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86.6%

#25 in the US

Nebraska - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,743

#22 in the US

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$56,463

#31 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

88.4%

#13 in the US

Nevada - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,344

#45 in the US

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$58,167

#27 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

84.1%

#31 in the US

New Hampshire - Annual per-pupil spending

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17,462

#7 in the US

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$61,849

#20 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

88.4%

#14 in the US

New Jersey - Annual per-pupil spending

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20,512

#3 in the US

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$77,677

#7 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

90.6%

#5 in the US

New Mexico - Annual per-pupil spending

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10,177

#38 in the US

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$54,923

#32 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

75.1%

#50 in the US

New York - Annual per-pupil spending

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25,139

#1 in the US

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$90,222

#1 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

82.8%

#38 in the US

North Carolina - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,857

#42 in the US

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$53,458

#38 in the US

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86.5%

#26 in the US

North Dakota - Annual per-pupil spending

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14,004

#18 in the US

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$54,837

#33 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

88.3%

#15 in the US

Ohio - Annual per-pupil spending

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13,538

#19 in the US

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$63,082

#18 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

82%

#39 in the US

Oklahoma - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,323

#46 in the US

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$54,762

#34 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

84.9%

#32 in the US

Oregon - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,450

#25 in the US

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$68,565

#14 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

80%

#48 in the US

Pennsylvania - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,864

#8 in the US

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$71,479

#11 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

86.5%

#27 in the US

Rhode Island - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,750

#9 in the US

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$75,966

#8 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

83.9%

#36 in the US

South Carolina - Annual per-pupil spending

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11,140

#34 in the US

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$53,188

#39 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

81.1%

#43 in the US

South Dakota - Annual per-pupil spending

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10,139

#39 in the US

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$49,547

#50 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

84.1%

#33 in the US

Tennessee - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,868

#41 in the US

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$52,871

#42 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

90.5%

#6 in the US

Texas - Annual per-pupil spending

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9,827

#43 in the US

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$57,641

#28 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

90%

#7 in the US

Utah - Annual per-pupil spending

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8,014

#49 in the US

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$57,226

#29 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.4%

#21 in the US

Vermont - Annual per-pupil spending

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20,315

#4 in the US

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$62,483

#19 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

84.5%

#34 in the US

Virginia - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,641

#23 in the US

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$58,506

#25 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

87.5%

#22 in the US

Washington - Annual per-pupil spending

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14,223

#16 in the US

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$79,388

#6 in the US

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81.1%

#44 in the US

West Virginia - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,010

#26 in the US

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$50,261

#49 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

91.3%

#3 in the US

Wisconsin - Annual per-pupil spending

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12,598

#24 in the US

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$59,992

#23 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

90.1%

#8 in the US

Wyoming - Annual per-pupil spending

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16,304

#11 in the US

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$60,234

#22 in the US

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATION RATEhelp

82.1%

#40 in the US