Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-9

Elementary and secondary public school current expenditures as share of gross state product, by state: 1994, 1999, and 2003

 
  Public school expenditures ($ thousands) GSP ($ millions) School expenditures/ GSP (%)
State 1994 1999 2003 1994 1999 2003 1994 1999 2003
 
United States 231,542,764 302,876,294 387,592,494 6,865,515 9,201,138 10,923,851 3.37 3.29 3.55
Alabama 2,809,713 3,880,188 4,657,643 88,581 111,777 130,792 3.17 3.47 3.56
Alaska 1,002,515 1,137,610 1,326,226 23,110 24,621 31,704 4.34 4.62 4.18
Arizona 2,911,304 3,963,455 5,891,105 95,292 147,871 183,272 3.06 2.68 3.21
Arkansas 1,782,645 2,241,244 2,923,401 50,179 65,174 74,540 3.55 3.44 3.92
California 25,140,639 34,379,878 47,983,402 862,481 1,183,578 1,438,134 2.91 2.90 3.34
Colorado 2,954,793 4,140,699 5,551,506 100,434 156,603 188,397 2.94 2.64 2.95
Connecticut 3,943,891 5,075,580 6,302,988 111,171 150,713 174,085 3.55 3.37 3.62
Delaware 643,915 872,786 1,127,745 25,128 39,752 50,486 2.56 2.20 2.23
District of Columbia 713,427 693,712 902,318 46,842 56,082 70,668 1.52 1.24 1.28
Florida 10,331,896 13,534,374 16,355,123 322,073 442,476 553,709 3.21 3.06 2.95
Georgia 5,643,843 8,537,177 11,630,576 184,256 277,324 321,199 3.06 3.08 3.62
Hawaii 998,143 1,143,713 1,489,092 36,256 38,702 46,671 2.75 2.96 3.19
Idaho 859,088 1,239,755 1,511,862 24,817 32,846 40,358 3.46 3.77 3.75
Illinois 10,076,889 13,602,965 17,271,301 343,363 443,718 499,731 2.93 3.07 3.46
Indiana 5,064,685 6,697,468 8,088,684 141,157 185,925 213,342 3.59 3.60 3.79
Iowa 2,527,434 3,110,585 3,652,022 69,150 86,531 102,400 3.66 3.59 3.57
Kansas 2,325,247 2,841,147 3,510,675 61,805 79,159 93,263 3.76 3.59 3.76
Kentucky 2,952,119 3,696,331 4,401,627 86,283 114,423 128,315 3.42 3.23 3.43
Louisiana 3,309,018 4,264,981 5,056,583 101,943 125,413 144,321 3.25 3.40 3.50
Maine 1,208,411 1,510,024 1,909,268 26,204 33,519 40,829 4.61 4.50 4.68
Maryland 4,783,023 6,165,934 7,933,055 132,052 171,046 213,073 3.62 3.60 3.72
Massachusetts 5,637,337 7,948,502 10,281,820 185,335 254,042 297,113 3.04 3.13 3.46
Michigan 9,816,830 12,785,480 15,674,698 246,064 326,731 359,440 3.99 3.91 4.36
Minnesota 4,328,093 5,836,186 6,867,403 124,733 173,303 210,184 3.47 3.37 3.27
Mississippi 1,725,386 2,293,188 2,853,531 50,642 62,934 71,872 3.41 3.64 3.97
Missouri 3,981,614 5,348,366 6,793,957 128,473 168,999 193,828 3.10 3.16 3.51
Montana 822,015 955,695 1,124,291 16,961 20,420 25,584 4.85 4.68 4.39
Nebraska 1,513,971 1,821,310 2,304,223 42,838 53,612 65,399 3.53 3.40 3.52
Nevada 1,099,685 1,738,009 2,251,044 44,855 69,470 89,711 2.45 2.50 2.51
New Hampshire 1,007,129 1,316,946 1,781,594 29,456 40,230 48,202 3.42 3.27 3.70
New Jersey 10,448,096 12,874,579 17,185,966 254,546 326,106 394,040 4.10 3.95 4.36
New Mexico 1,323,459 1,788,382 2,281,608 41,143 49,258 57,078 3.22 3.63 4.00
New York 22,059,949 26,885,444 34,546,965 569,398 725,709 838,035 3.87 3.70 4.12
North Carolina 5,145,416 7,097,882 8,766,968 179,574 257,604 315,456 2.87 2.76 2.78
North Dakota 522,377 625,428 716,007 14,036 17,168 21,597 3.72 3.64 3.32
Ohio 9,612,678 12,138,937 15,868,494 278,508 360,109 398,918 3.45 3.37 3.98
Oklahoma 2,680,113 3,332,697 3,804,570 67,137 83,896 101,168 3.99 3.97 3.76
Oregon 2,852,723 3,706,044 4,150,747 74,435 104,620 119,973 3.83 3.54 3.46
Pennsylvania 11,236,417 13,532,211 16,344,439 298,329 377,019 443,709 3.77 3.59 3.68
Rhode Island 990,094 1,283,859 1,647,587 24,375 31,019 39,363 4.06 4.14 4.19
South Carolina 2,790,878 3,759,042 4,888,250 81,033 109,231 127,963 3.44 3.44 3.82
South Dakota 584,894 696,785 851,429 17,014 21,681 27,337 3.44 3.21 3.11
Tennessee 3,305,579 4,638,924 5,674,773 128,905 169,373 203,071 2.56 2.74 2.79
Texas 16,193,722 22,430,153 30,399,603 478,143 667,644 821,943 3.39 3.36 3.70
Utah 1,511,205 2,025,714 2,366,897 42,218 64,143 76,674 3.58 3.16 3.09
Vermont 643,828 792,664 1,045,213 13,717 16,726 20,544 4.69 4.74 5.09
Virginia 5,441,384 7,137,419 9,208,329 177,008 241,909 304,116 3.07 2.95 3.03
Washington 4,892,690 6,098,008 7,359,566 146,726 214,223 245,143 3.33 2.85 3.00
West Virginia 1,663,868 1,986,562 2,349,833 34,855 41,306 46,726 4.77 4.81 5.03
Wisconsin 5,170,343 6,620,653 7,934,755 128,394 169,338 198,096 4.03 3.91 4.01
Wyoming 558,353 651,622 791,732 14,087 16,062 22,279 3.96 4.06 3.55
 
Puerto Rico 1,360,762 2,024,499 2,541,385 39,691 57,841 74,362 3.43 3.50 3.42
 

GSP = gross state product

NOTES: Public school expenditures for Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington for 2003 are affected by redistribution of reported values to correct for missing data items. GSP is reported in current dollars.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NCES Common Core of Data, National Public Education Financial Survey; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross State Product data; and Government of Puerto Rico, Office of the Governor.

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