Facts and Figures: States That Spend More Than $7,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

Last Updated: April 12, 2013

This article appeared in the April 2013 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Which 10 states spend more than $7,000 on instruction per rural student?

Answer: At $10,300, Alaska spends more per rural student on instruction than any other state. Alaska is followed by New York ($10,214), Wyoming ($9,333), New Jersey ($8,783), Vermont ($8,651), Connecticut ($8,604), Rhode Island ($8,438), New Hampshire ($7,899), Massachusetts ($7,473), and Maryland ($7,095).

(Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.)


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