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NEA REPORT: NC Per Student Spending Drops

The newest NEA State Education Rankings were released today and the biggest news is that North Carolina's per pupil funding actually dropped from 2016 to 2017. Here are the highlights:

  • NC currently ranked 43rd in per pupil spending, was ranked 42nd last year 
  • NC per pupil spending went down from 2016 to 2017
  • NC currently spends $3,044 less per student than national average
  • NC only beats Mississippi in Southeast in per pupil spending

  

North Carolina spent less per student for 2017 than in 2016

Dropped ranking from 42 to 43 from 2016 to 2017

North Carolina was ranked 42nd in per pupil spending in 2016. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017)

North Carolina was projected to rank 43rd in per pupil spending in 2017.  (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017) 

North Carolina decreased per pupil spending from 2016 to 2017

North Carolina’s per pupil spending in fall enrollment in 2016 was $8,954. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017)

North Carolina’s per pupil spending in fall enrollment projected for 2017 was $8,940. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017) 

North Carolina only ahead of Mississippi in the Southeast in per pupil spending

North Carolina only beats Mississippi for per pupil spending in the Southeast. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017)

North Carolina spent $3,044 less than national average per student

North Carolina’s per pupil spending in fall enrollment projected for 2017 was $8,940. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017)

The US Average per pupil spending in fall enrollment projected for 2017 was $11,984. (NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017)

Expenditures Per Student in Fall Enrollment (2017 Estimate)

1.      

Vermont

24,421

2.      

New York

22,659

3.      

Alaska

21,261

4.      

Connecticut

20,861

5.      

District of Columbia

20,640

6.      

New Jersey

20,556

7.      

Massachusetts

18,072

8.      

Wyoming

17,052

9.      

Rhode Island

16,401

10.   

New Hampshire

16,200

11.   

Michigan

15,981

12.   

Pennsylvania

15,139

13.   

Maryland

14,768

14.   

Delaware

14,462

15.   

Illinois

13,875

16.   

Minnesota

12,522

17.   

Kentucky

12,257

18.   

Oregon

12,161

19.   

West Virginia

12,127

20.   

Hawaii

11,964

21.   

California

11,743

22.   

Wisconsin

11,533

23.   

Louisiana

11,495

24.   

Montana

11,195

25.   

Colorado

11,169

26.   

Virginia

11,141

27.   

South Carolina

11,039

28.   

Iowa

10,891

29.   

Missouri

10,828

30.   

New Mexico

10,785

31.   

Nebraska

10,367

32.   

Ohio

10,333

33.   

Kansas

10,204

34.   

Washington

10,119

35.   

Arkansas

9,749

36.   

Texas

9,336

37.   

Florida

9,277

38.   

Alabama

9,255

39.   

Tennessee

9,148

40.   

Georgia

9,013

41.   

South Dakota

8,961

42.   

Maine

8,956

43.   

North Carolina

8,940

44.   

Mississippi

8,361

45.   

Nevada

8,165

46.   

Oklahoma

8,164

47.   

North Dakota

8,077

48.   

Arizona

7,501

49.   

Indiana

7,267

50.   

Utah

6,906

51.   

Idaho

6,515

 

US Average

$11,984

(NEA Rankings & Estimates, 2016-2017) 

Expenditures Per Student in Fall Enrollment (2016 Final)

1.      

Vermont

23,556

2.      

New York

21,605

3.      

District of Columbia

21,298

4.      

Alaska

20,483

5.      

Connecticut

20,049

6.      

New Jersey

19,758

7.      

Massachusetts

17,310

8.      

Wyoming

16,701

9.      

Rhode Island

16,119

10.   

New Hampshire

15,723

11.   

Michigan

15,425

12.   

Pennsylvania

14,787

13.   

Maryland

14,645

14.   

Delaware

14,183

15.   

Illinois

13,456

16.   

Minnesota

12,269

17.   

West Virginia

12,049

18.   

Hawaii

11,800

19.   

Kentucky

11,796

20.   

Wisconsin

11,634

21.   

Oregon

11,507

22.   

California

11,329

23.   

Louisiana

11,262

24.   

Colorado

11,182

25.   

Montana

11,135

26.   

Virginia

11,042

27.   

Missouri

10,688

28.   

Iowa

10,675

29.   

New Mexico

10,614

30.   

South Carolina

10,597

31.   

Ohio

10,345

32.   

Nebraska

10,173

33.   

Washington

10,073

34.   

Kansas

10,053

35.   

Arkansas

9,769

36.   

Texas

9,470

37.   

Alabama

9,206

38.   

Florida

9,206

39.   

Georgia

9,085

40.   

Tennessee

9,058

41.   

South Dakota

9,010

42.   

North Carolina

8,954

43.   

Maine

8,818

44.   

Mississippi

8,340

45.   

North Dakota

8,337

46.   

Nevada

8,156

47.   

Oklahoma

8,109

48.   

Arizona

7,566

49.   

Indiana

7,538

50.   

Utah

6,843

51.   

Idaho

6,538

 

US Average

$11,787