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Table 5.10. Percent and number of children enrolled in state prekindergarten programs, by state: 2015–16

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 18 5 32   1,471,698 194,979 1,276,719
               
Alabama 10 0 19   11,296 0 11,296
Alaska 2 0 3   319 0 319
Arizona 3 2 4   5,365 1,602 3,763
Arkansas 25 18 32   19,441 7,127 12,314
California 22 9 35   221,175 42,354 178,821
               
Colorado 16 8 23   21,133 5,429 15,704
Connecticut 17 10 24   12,845 3,623 9,222
Delaware 4 0 7   843 0 843
District of Columbia 76 70 81   12,680 5,736 6,944
Florida 38 0 76   169,025 0 169,025
               
Georgia 30 0 60   80,825 0 80,825
Hawaii 1 0 2   375 0 375
Idaho  
Illinois 23 20 26   72,855 31,458 41,397
Indiana 1 0 2   1,585 0 1,585
               
Iowa 33 3 64   25,916 1,166 24,750
Kansas 10 0 20   7,903 0 7,903
Kentucky 17 9 26   19,182 4,950 14,232
Louisiana 16 0 32   19,860 0 19,860
Maine 20 0 40   5,177 0 5,177
               
Maryland 21 5 36   30,736 3,733 27,003
Massachusetts 8 7 8   11,010 5,329 5,681
Michigan 17 0 34   38,771 0 38,771
Minnesota 1 1 1   1,617 759 858
Mississippi 2 1 4   1,780 263 1,517
               
Missouri 2 1 2   2,489 926 1,563
Montana  
Nebraska 23 14 32   11,897 3,670 8,227
Nevada 2 1 4   1,536 179 1,357
New Hampshire  
               
New Jersey 24 20 29   52,770 20,970 31,800
New Mexico 18 2 33   9,757 503 9,254
New York 25 1 50   120,069 1,509 118,560
North Carolina 11 0 22   26,851 0 26,851
North Dakota  
               
Ohio 5 3 8   14,765 3,919 10,846
Oklahoma 39 3 74   41,241 1,648 39,593
Oregon 9 7 10   7,840 3,214 4,626
Pennsylvania 9 6 12   25,815 8,995 16,820
Rhode Island 3 0 5   594 0 594
               
South Carolina 20 0 40   23,536 0 23,536
South Dakota  
Tennessee 11 1 22   18,004 585 17,419
Texas 28 7 49   220,640 25,779 194,861
Utah  
               
Vermont 55 44 67   6,804 2,708 4,096
Virginia 9 0 18   18,356 0 18,356
Washington 7 4 9   11,691 3,989 7,702
West Virginia 39 11 66   15,892 2,277 13,615
Wisconsin 36 1 71   49,438 579 48,859
Wyoming  
† Not applicable. State does not have a preschool program.
1 There were an additional 16,030 children of other ages enrolled in state prekindergarten programs nationally, and not shown in the table, for a total enrollment of 1,487,728.
SOURCE: National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2016: State Preschool Yearbook, retrieved May 31, 2017, from http://nieer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FullYB_7.11.17_compressed.pdf. Data Source.