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Table 5.  Inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education: Fiscal years 1995–2010
 
Inflation-adjusted1 current expenditures2 (in 2010 dollars)
State or jurisdiction FY 1995 FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
United States3  $7,967 $7,981 $8,079 $8,293 $8,572 $8,849 $9,135 $9,399 $9,574 $9,679 $9,849 $9,960 $10,276 $10,543 $10,611 $10,652
                                 
Alabama  5,921 6,092 6,267 6,498 6,833 7,218 7,285 7,333 7,497 7,665 7,997 8,368 8,916 9,415 9,050 8,907
Alaska  11,576 11,487 11,226 11,083 11,069 11,274 11,408 11,631 11,747 11,782 12,264 12,500 13,085 14,989 15,511 15,829
Arizona  6,145 6,279 6,020 6,157 6,155 6,440 6,835 7,117 7,478 6,987 7,131 7,096 7,768 7,911 8,100 7,968
Arkansas  6,032 6,174 6,185 6,309 6,528 6,756 6,892 7,633 7,715 7,968 8,660 8,746 8,909 8,883 8,940 9,281
California  6,915 6,926 7,174 7,564 7,642 8,084 8,649 9,007 8,988 8,937 8,937 9,041 9,504 9,937 9,595 9,300
 
Colorado  7,273 7,183 7,245 7,580 7,801 7,957 8,129 8,442 8,788 8,710 8,848 8,894 8,797 9,370 8,867 8,926
Connecticut  12,076 11,826 11,702 11,928 12,274 12,486 12,536 12,864 13,160 13,319 13,865 14,237 14,502 14,957 15,502 15,698
Delaware  9,369 9,393 9,731 9,943 10,150 10,638 11,088 11,292 11,537 11,894 12,336 12,658 12,486 12,442 12,226 12,222
District of Columbia4  11,946 11,938 10,977 11,247 12,711 12,939 14,911 14,720 14,099 15,093 15,733 14,978 16,469 16,742 19,889 20,910
Florida  7,521 7,400 7,311 7,440 7,626 7,465 7,638 7,557 7,664 7,912 8,158 8,509 9,096 9,300 8,952 8,863
 
Georgia  6,958 7,093 7,322 7,567 8,025 8,241 8,576 8,976 9,253 9,017 9,119 9,362 9,664 9,949 9,742 9,432
Hawaii4  8,065 7,799 7,683 7,850 8,010 8,360 8,164 8,887 9,641 9,938 10,172 10,757 12,015 12,081 12,519 11,714
Idaho  5,701 5,884 6,065 6,326 6,673 6,804 7,086 7,311 7,238 7,183 7,145 7,046 7,058 7,116 7,187 7,100
Illinois  8,002 7,742 8,102 8,364 8,908 9,132 9,446 9,677 9,863 10,024 10,058 9,926 10,188 10,599 11,204 11,739
Indiana  7,798 7,886 8,402 8,466 8,920 9,208 9,445 9,407 9,590 9,819 10,084 9,725 9,640 9,078 9,343 9,479
 
Iowa  7,551 7,689 7,826 8,038 8,224 8,404 8,578 8,925 9,014 8,882 9,002 9,100 9,334 9,746 9,798 9,748
Kansas  7,525 7,538 7,513 7,674 7,923 8,057 8,587 8,927 8,872 9,056 8,961 9,410 9,813 10,130 10,303 9,972
Kentucky  6,549 6,743 7,031 6,986 7,426 7,580 7,524 7,934 7,928 7,994 8,064 8,352 8,431 8,947 8,871 8,957
Louisiana  6,277 6,238 6,443 6,950 7,308 7,431 7,473 7,987 8,239 8,468 8,671 9,243 9,489 10,244 10,728 10,701
Maine  8,687 8,629 8,765 9,034 9,424 9,816 10,190 10,725 11,120 11,351 11,693 11,808 12,362 12,041 12,300 12,452
 
Maryland  9,261 9,249 9,213 9,426 9,650 9,898 10,224 10,572 10,893 10,986 11,342 11,881 12,729 13,572 13,870 14,007
Massachusetts  9,774 9,866 9,999 10,423 10,880 11,287 11,770 12,445 12,449 12,829 13,163 13,164 13,573 14,016 14,675 14,699
Michigan  9,316 9,519 9,455 9,447 9,790 10,382 10,247 10,524 10,450 10,591 10,560 10,429 10,486 10,314 10,473 10,447
Minnesota  8,107 8,138 8,190 8,559 8,976 9,205 9,463 9,410 9,651 9,789 9,857 9,976 10,181 10,299 11,089 10,665
Mississippi  5,472 5,543 5,509 5,746 6,013 6,419 6,406 6,512 6,894 7,220 7,404 7,812 7,919 8,077 8,142 8,104
 
Missouri  7,012 7,143 7,234 7,457 7,712 7,921 8,240 8,679 8,920 8,784 8,885 9,011 9,394 9,759 9,710 9,721
Montana  7,403 7,363 7,475 7,670 7,868 8,083 8,326 8,589 8,921 9,113 9,196 9,395 9,759 10,019 10,218 10,565
Nebraska  8,005 7,979 7,976 7,984 8,240 8,556 8,941 9,415 9,609 9,844 9,943 10,155 10,689 10,816 10,951 11,460
Nevada  6,816 6,863 6,934 7,095 7,360 7,374 7,188 7,394 7,251 7,466 7,693 7,817 8,277 8,381 8,401 8,376
New Hampshire  8,022 8,052 8,074 8,249 8,474 8,782 9,019 9,652 10,210 10,670 11,047 11,323 11,717 12,235 12,705 13,072
 
New Jersey  13,225 13,132 13,077 12,922 13,364 13,234 13,924 14,344 14,958 15,534 15,961 16,287 17,161 18,039 17,137 17,379
New Mexico  6,346 6,458 6,386 6,706 7,165 7,458 7,814 8,371 8,480 8,818 8,857 9,099 9,395 9,512 9,742 9,621
New York  11,976 11,729 11,627 11,862 12,309 12,605 13,264 13,644 14,236 14,719 15,493 15,918 16,506 17,194 17,918 18,167
North Carolina  6,777 6,620 6,723 7,044 7,451 7,739 7,848 7,900 7,810 7,702 8,025 8,056 8,364 7,983 8,545 8,225
North Dakota  6,458 6,561 6,557 6,774 7,168 7,255 7,581 8,160 8,176 8,541 9,361 9,506 9,206 9,546 9,897 10,519
 
Ohio  7,967 7,952 8,095 8,306 8,680 9,044 9,372 9,814 10,274 10,516 10,549 10,556 10,550 10,585 10,772 11,224
Oklahoma  6,532 6,382 6,570 6,744 6,985 6,906 7,451 7,577 7,250 7,167 7,474 7,560 7,888 7,866 7,954 7,929
Oregon  8,140 8,123 8,074 8,601 8,993 9,152 9,319 9,295 8,916 8,872 9,126 9,416 9,511 9,792 9,704 9,268
Pennsylvania  9,460 9,711 9,692 9,660 9,813 9,950 10,163 10,383 10,707 11,307 11,572 11,679 11,578 12,020 12,418 12,729
Rhode Island  10,268 10,247 10,382 10,624 10,925 11,400 11,531 11,801 12,317 12,902 13,191 13,733 14,283 14,803 14,862 14,723
                                 
South Carolina  6,487 6,705 6,888 7,128 7,450 7,848 8,209 8,535 8,378 8,358 8,536 8,844 9,032 9,276 9,317 9,080
South Dakota  6,155 5,921 5,983 6,257 6,927 7,210 7,663 7,813 7,792 8,232 8,439 8,469 8,562 8,738 8,625 9,020
Tennessee  5,788 5,852 6,249 6,616 6,748 6,891 7,040 7,234 7,281 7,531 7,745 7,629 7,569 8,006 8,070 8,117
Texas  6,886 7,037 7,184 7,295 7,489 8,050 8,094 8,236 8,493 8,328 8,192 8,147 8,334 8,548 8,645 8,788
Utah  4,912 5,056 5,160 5,318 5,545 5,605 5,785 5,959 5,758 5,813 5,898 5,952 6,061 6,120 6,676 6,452
 
Vermont  9,175 9,101 9,210 9,480 9,932 10,655 11,330 11,927 12,442 13,057 13,536 13,947 14,470 14,764 15,242 16,006
Virginia  7,811 7,755 7,894 8,127 8,364 8,758 9,012 9,117 9,309 9,573 10,047 10,294 10,845 10,917 11,034 10,594
Washington  7,892 7,911 7,821 8,094 8,048 8,163 8,355 8,562 8,631 8,609 8,725 8,696 9,050 9,273 9,678 9,497
West Virginia  8,161 8,249 8,288 8,473 8,795 9,156 9,326 9,541 9,901 10,002 10,202 10,282 10,327 10,298 10,709 11,730
Wisconsin  9,079 9,142 9,269 9,545 9,915 9,994 10,203 10,501 10,716 10,761 11,029 10,883 11,012 11,048 11,291 11,453
Wyoming  8,291 8,173 8,144 8,333 9,012 9,506 9,699 10,514 10,694 10,841 11,521 12,456 14,085 14,185 14,770 15232.1
Other jurisdictions 
American Samoa  2,857 2,924 3,120 2,914 3,007 3,507 3,204 3,534 3,542 4,069 4,078 3,879 3,696
Guam  7,228 6,738 6,395 6,968 6,733 7,386
Commonwealth of
   the Northern
   Mariana Islands 
7,694 7,013 8,017 8,190 6,996 6,555 6,082 5,398 5,378 4,939 5,692 5,363 4,997 4,643 5,809 5,676
Puerto Rico  3,483 3,876 3,958 4,303 4,344 4,357 4,561 4,334 5,071 4,829 5,629 5,958 6,377 6,675 7,022 7,021
U.S. Virgin Islands  7,608 7,545 7,445 7,949 9,198 8,294 7,968 6,952 8,141 8,431 9,483 9,550 10,265 12,652 12,892 14,118
— Not available. Data are missing for American Samoa and Guam because they did not report student membership during these years.
1 Data have been adjusted to fiscal year 2010 dollars to account for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjusted to a fiscal year basis (July through June). The CPI is published by the U.S. Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This price index measures the average change in inflation of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2 Current expenditures include instruction, instruction-related, support services, and other elementary/secondary current expenditures, but exclude expenditures on capital outlay, other programs, and interest on long-term debt.
3 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
4 Both the District of Columbia and Hawaii have only one school district each; therefore, neither is comparable to other states.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)," fiscal years 1995–2001, Version 1b; fiscal year 2002, Version 1c; fiscal years 2003–2008, Version 1b; fiscal years 2009, Version 1a; fiscal year 2010, provisional Version 1a; Digest of Education Statistics: 2010, retrieved February 8, 2012, from http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/tables/dt09_032.asp?referrer=list.


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