Education Spending by State - How does your state compare?

Find out where your state stacks up in terms of overall education funding per pupil. Educate yourself, and learn whether your state representatives share your dedication toward education and the success of future generations. Do they deserve to continue representing you and your interests? Does your governor's stated priorities match up with his/her actions? Find out how their voting history matches up to their rhetoric - VoteSmart.org.

Rank** State Spending per pupil ($'s) Examine your state's representative
1 NY $20,645 New York Governor's website
2 WY $19,238 Wyoming Governor's website
3 NJ $18,874 New Jersey Governor's website
4 DC $18,069 Washington D.C. Mayor's website
5 CT $17,373 Connecticut Governor's website
6 VT $17,108 Vermont Governor's website
7 AK $16,576 Alaska Governor's website
8 MA $16,270 Massachusetts Governor's website
9 MD $15,574 Maryland Governor's website
10 RI $15,312 Rhode Island Governor's website
11 PA $15,023 Pennsylvania Governor's website
12 HI $14,987 Hawaii Governor's website
13 DE $14,335 Delaware Governor's website
14 NH $13,725 New Hampshire Governor's website
15 ME $13,666 Maine Governor's website
16 OH $12,811 Ohio Governor's website
17 MN $12,664 Minnesota Governor's website
18 IL $12,457 Illinois Governor's website
19 WI $12,435 Wisconsin Governor's website
20 IN $12,360 Indiana Governor's website
21 VA $12,146 Virginia Governor's website
22 MI $11,987 Michigan Governor's website
23 LA $11,967 Louisiana Governor's website
24 KS $11,939 Kansas Governor's website
25 NE $11,796 Nebraska Governor's website
26 ND $11,664 North Dakota Governor's website
27 CA $11,588 California Governor's website
28 WA $11,510 Washington Governor's website
29 IA $11,337 Iowa Governor's website
30 NM $11,266 New Mexico Governor's website
31 MT $11,266 Montana Governor's website
32 WV $10,984 West Virginia Governor's website
33 GA $10,893 Georgia Governor's website
34 OR $10,862 Oregon Governor's website
35 SC $10,719 South Carolina Governor's website
36 NC $10,613 North Carolina Governor's website
37 MO $10,457 Missouri Governor's website
38 TX $10,314 Texas Governor's website
39 NV $10,305 Nevada Governor's website
40 CO $10,171 Colorado Governor's website
41 FL $10,098 Florida Governor's website
42 KY $10,010 Kentucky Governor's website
43 AR $9,976 Arkansas Governor's website
44 SD $9,913 South Dakota Governor's website
45 AL $9,636 Alabama Governor's website
46 OK $9,353 Oklahoma Governor's website
47 MS $8,919 Mississippi Governor's website
48 AZ $8,882 Arizona Governor's website
49 TN $8,324 Tennessee Governor's website
50 ID $8,141 Idaho Governor's website
51 UT $7,954 Utah Governor's website
For more information, see US Census Bureau.  

**US Census Bureau - 2009 Public Education Finances: Rank Per Pupil Expenditures Per State for Elementary and Secondary Public Schools.