Average state per-pupil expenditure was $9,951 last year

According to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina public school spent an average of $9,951 per student last year, a 0.8% or $85.59 increase compared to the year before.  State per-student spending increased by 2.4%, but local spending dropped by 3.7%.

Here are the unadjusted per-pupil expenditure (PPE) figures since 2006:

Year Agency Name State PPE Federal PPE Local PPE Total PPA
2020 STATE TOTAL $6,636.65 $993.52 $2,320.46 $9,950.63
2019 STATE TOTAL 6,479.36 975.38 2,410.30 9,865.04
2018 STATE TOTAL 6,153.92 1,018.14 2,306.31 9,478.37
2017 STATE TOTAL 5,956.55 1,016.88 2,198.75 9,172.18
2016 STATE TOTAL 5,724.21 1,005.83 2,157.52 8,887.56
2015 STATE TOTAL 5,638.39 1,011.13 2,134.82 8,784.34
2014 STATE TOTAL 5,390.12 991.41 2,095.47 8,477.00
2013 STATE TOTAL 5,399.64 1,030.02 2,084.55 8,514.21
2012 STATE TOTAL 5,361.41 1,181.99 1,893.04 8,436.44
2011 STATE TOTAL 5,161.73 1,354.63 1,897.93 8,414.29
2010 STATE TOTAL 5,231.67 1,289.14 1,930.62 8,451.43
2009 STATE TOTAL 5,703.70 884.99 2,123.31 8,712.00
2008 STATE TOTAL 5,616.02 830.49 2,075.15 8,521.66
2007 STATE TOTAL 5,273.88 809.49 1,934.05 8,017.42
2006 STATE TOTAL 4,903.60 819.41 1,873.14 7,596.15

 

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...