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Table 5.10. Percent and number of children enrolled in state prekindergarten programs, by state: 2014–15

State Percent of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
  Number of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
Total 3-year-olds 4-year-olds   Total1 3-year-olds 4-year-olds
      United States 17 5 29   1,354,554 193,000 1,161,554
               
Alabama 6 0 12   7,243 0 7,243
Alaska 1 0 3   319 0 319
Arizona 4 3 5   7,228 2,378 4,850
Arkansas 30 21 39   22,951 8,216 14,735
California 13 8 17   130,362 42,568 87,794
               
Colorado 16 8 23   21,288 5,375 15,913
Connecticut 16 9 23   12,595 3,619 8,976
Delaware 4 0 7   843 0 843
District of Columbia 74 64 86   12,178 5,541 6,637
Florida 38 0 76   166,522 0 166,522
               
Georgia 30 0 59   80,430 0 80,430
Hawaii 1 0 2   365 0 365
Idaho  
Illinois 23 20 27   74,912 31,525 43,387
Indiana2  
               
Iowa 33 3 61   25,715 1,331 24,384
Kansas 10 0 20   8,134 0 8,134
Kentucky 17 8 26   18,716 4,487 14,229
Louisiana 16 0 32   19,732 0 19,732
Maine 18 0 36   4,797 0 4,797
               
Maryland 20 5 36   30,054 3,423 26,631
Massachusetts 7 7 7   10,274 5,036 5,238
Michigan 16 0 32   37,112 0 37,112
Minnesota 1 1 1   1,277 542 735
Mississippi 2 # 4   1,760 119 1,641
               
Missouri 3 2 4   4,259 1,298 2,961
Montana  
Nebraska 22 14 30   11,531 3,511 8,020
Nevada 2 1 3   1,398 313 1,085
New Hampshire  
               
New Jersey 24 19 29   51,033 20,330 30,703
New Mexico 15 0 30   8,397 0 8,397
New York 24 # 49   112,120 147 111,973
North Carolina 11 0 22   26,851 0 26,851
North Dakota  
               
Ohio 3 2 5   9,649 2,995 6,654
Oklahoma 37 0 75   40,085 0 40,085
Oregon 8 6 10   7,662 2,988 4,674
Pennsylvania 9 6 12   25,438 8,345 17,093
Rhode Island 1 0 3   306 0 306
               
South Carolina 26 4 47   30,422 2,320 28,102
South Dakota  
Tennessee 10 1 19   16,173 526 15,648
Texas 28 7 48   218,410 28,614 189,796
Utah  
               
Vermont 55 26 84   6,647 1,609 5,038
Virginia 9 0 18   18,250 0 18,250
Washington 6 3 8   10,091 2,963 7,128
West Virginia 39 11 68   16,117 2,338 13,779
Wisconsin 32 1 64   44,907 544 44,364
Wyoming  
† Not applicable. State does not have a preschool program.
# Rounds to zero.
1 There were an additional 28,896 children of other ages enrolled in state prekindergarten programs nationally, and not shown in the table, for a total enrollment of 1,383,450.
2 There were an additional 415 4-year-olds enrolled in a pilot program in Indiana, not shown in the table.
SOURCE: National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2015: State Preschool Yearbook, retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://nieer.org/sites/nieer/files/2015%20Yearbook.pdf. Data Source.