Facts and Figures About Instructional Expenditures for Rural Students


Last Updated: December 21, 2010
 

This article appeared in the December 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: In which 11 states do average instructional expenditures fall under $4,500 per rural student?

Answer: Idaho averages $3,952 in instructional expenses per rural student, followed by Arizona ($4,021), Oklahoma ($4,022), Utah ($4,092), Tennessee ($4,132), Mississippi ($4,168), Florida ($4,186), Alabama ($4,358), Illinois ($4,371), Missouri ($4,434), and Colorado ($4,442). Kentucky escapes the under $4,500 crowd with $4,502 in instructional expenses per rural student. (Why Rural Matters, 2009.)

Read more from the December 2010 Rural Policy Matters.