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Table 5.  Amounts and percentage changes of inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil, by year and state or jurisdiction: Fiscal years 2013 through 2015

State or jurisdiction Inflation adjusted current expenditures1 per pupil
FY 2013
(inflation-adjusted
to FY 15 dollars)
FY 2014
(inflation-adjusted
to FY 15 dollars)
Percentage change
FY 2013–FY 2014
FY 2015 Percentage change
FY 2014–FY 2015
United States2 $11,019 11,147 1.2 $11,454 2.8
           
Alabama 8,974 9,102 1.4 9,146 0.5
Alaska 18,636 18,600 -0.2 20,191 8.6
Arizona 7,667 7,481 -2.4 7,590 1.5
Arkansas 9,758 9,823 0.7 9,805 -0.2
California 9,472 9,742 2.9 10,449 7.3
           
Colorado 8,893 9,102 2.3 9,292 2.1
Connecticut 17,720 18,535 4.6 19,020 2.6
Delaware 13,967 13,894 -0.5 13,882 -0.1
District of Columbia 20,921 20,687 -1.1 20,610 -0.4
Florida 8,822 9,020 2.3 9,113 1.0
           
Georgia 9,331 9,303 -0.3 9,476 1.9
Hawaii 12,061 12,490 3.6 12,855 2.9
Idaho 6,916 6,625 -4.2 6,899 4.1
Illinois 12,730 13,309 4.6 13,935 4.7
Indiana 9,638 9,465 -1.8 9,529 0.7
           
Iowa 10,528 10,724 1.9 10,938 2.0
Kansas 10,242 10,314 0.7 10,329 0.1
Kentucky 9,488 9,480 -0.1 9,560 0.8
Louisiana 10,782 10,932 1.4 11,106 1.6
Maine 12,986 13,364 2.9 13,976 4.6
           
Maryland 14,410 14,321 -0.6 14,431 0.8
Massachusetts 15,673 16,002 2.1 16,566 3.5
Michigan 10,757 10,727 -0.3 10,956 2.1
Minnesota 11,320 11,510 1.7 11,924 3.6
Mississippi 8,303 8,325 0.3 8,445 1.4
           
Missouri 9,926 10,010 0.9 10,231 2.2
Montana 10,907 11,021 1.0 11,078 0.5
Nebraska 12,013 11,964 -0.4 12,174 1.8
Nevada 8,211 8,335 1.5 8,451 1.4
New Hampshire 14,373 14,707 2.3 14,969 1.8
           
New Jersey 18,949 18,917 -0.2 18,838 -0.4
New Mexico 9,375 9,471 1.0 9,724 2.7
New York 19,979 20,302 1.6 20,744 2.2
North Carolina 8,534 8,347 -2.2 8,529 2.2
North Dakota 11,882 12,4733 5.0 12,909 3.5
           
Ohio 11,535 11,518 -0.2 11,730 1.8
Oklahoma 8,096 8,053 -0.5 8,075 0.3
Oregon 9,792 10,031 2.4 10,457 4.2
Pennsylvania 13,755 13,925 1.2 14,405 3.4
Rhode Island 15,232 15,484 1.7 15,797 2.0
           
South Carolina 9,661 9,678 0.2 9,831 1.6
South Dakota 8,828 9,102 3.1 9,103 0.0
Tennessee 8,785 8,726 -0.7 8,759 0.4
Texas 8,475 8,664 2.2 9,081 4.8
Utah 6,580 6,593 0.2 6,751 2.4
           
Vermont 17,684 18,197 2.9 18,769 3.1
Virginia 11,212 11,035 -1.6 11,235 1.8
Washington 9,938 10,380 4.4 10,684 2.9
West Virginia 11,523 11,454 -0.6 11,512 0.5
Wisconsin 11,443 11,428 -0.1 11,538 1.0
Wyoming 16,179 16,019 -1.0 16,047 0.2
 
Other jurisdictions
American Samoa
Guam 9,155 8,647 -5.5 9,431 9.1
Commonwealth of the
       Northern Mariana
       Islands
5,864 5,918 0.9
Puerto Rico 8,655 8,342 -3.6 8,007 -4.0
U.S. Virgin Islands 10,906 11,790 8.1 11,070 -6.1
— Not available. Data are missing for American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands because the jurisdictions did not report student membership.
1 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. Per pupil expenditures are calculated using student membership. The student membership variable is derived from the Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education. Arizona and Oregon indicated that the state fiscal data reported in FY 15 National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) excluded prekindergarten programs. In these states, the NPEFS total student membership variable excludes prekindergarten membership. Illinois and Maine did not report finance data for charter schools in the FY 15 NPEFS. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) edited student membership by excluding students from districts where all associated schools are charter schools.
2 United States totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Data have been adjusted to FY 15 dollars to account for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)," fiscal year 2013, Final Version 2a; fiscal year 2014, Final Version 2a; and fiscal year 2015, Provisional Version 1a; Digest of Education Statistics: 2015, retrieved February, 2017, from http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_106.70.asp.