Figure 2. Current expenditures, capital outlay, and interest on school debt per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools: School years 2010–11 through 2019–20
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NOTE: Data in this figure represent the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Per pupil expenditures are calculated with fall enrollment. “Current expenditures,” “Capital outlay,” and “Interest on school debt” are subcategories of total expenditures. Current expenditures include salaries, employee benefits, purchased services, tuition, supplies, and other expenditures. Capital outlay includes expenditures for property, buildings, and alterations completed by school district staff or contractors. Expenditures are reported in constant 2021–22 dollars, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In 2018–19 and 2019–20, excludes prekindergarten expenditures and prekindergarten enrollment for California. Excludes expenditures for state education agencies and “other current expenditures,” such as community services, private school programs, adult education, and other programs not allocable to expenditures per pupil in public schools. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “National Public Education Financial Survey,” 2010–11 through 2019–20. See Digest of Education Statistics 2018, table 236.60, and Digest of Education Statistics 2022, table 236.60.