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Table 4.7. States with voucher programs, by state: 2017

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State State has a
voucher program
Name of the voucher program
United States1 15
Alabama No
Alaska No
Arizona No
Arkansas Yes Succeed Scholarship Program
California No
Colorado No
Connecticut No
Delaware No
District of Columbia Yes D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Florida Yes John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
Georgia Yes Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
Hawaii No
Idaho No
Illinois No
Indiana Yes Choice Scholarship Program
Iowa No
Kansas No
Kentucky No
Louisiana Yes Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence;
School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
Maine Yes Town Tuitioning
Maryland Yes Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program
Massachusetts No
Michigan No
Minnesota No
Mississippi Yes Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities;
Mississippi Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students
with Speech-Language Impairments;
Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with
Missouri No
Montana No
Nebraska No
Nevada No
New Hampshire No
New Jersey No
New Mexico No
New York No
North Carolina Yes Opportunity Scholarship;
Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities
North Dakota No
Ohio Yes Autism Scholarship Program;
Cleveland Scholarship Program;
EdChoice Expansion Program;
Educational Choice Scholarship Program;
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Oklahoma Yes Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
Oregon No
Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina No
South Dakota No
Tennessee No
Texas No
Utah Yes Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs
Vermont Yes Town Tuitioning
Virginia No
Washington No
West Virginia No
Wisconsin Yes Milwaukee Parental Choice Program;
Racine Parental Private School Choice Program;
Special Needs Scholarship Program;
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
Wyoming No
† Not applicable. State does not have a voucher program.
1 The total reflects the number of "Yes" responses in the column.
NOTE: School voucher programs are a type of school choice. These state-funded programs – often called scholarship programs – allow students to use public monies to attend a private school. The state provides a set amount of money, typically based on the state’s per-pupil amount, for private school tuition. There are currently 25 voucher programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.).
SOURCE: Education Commission of the States, 50 State Comparison: Vouchers, retrieved March 9, 2017 from Data Source.