U.S. education - total expenditure per pupil in public schools 1990-2020

Total expenditure per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1990 to 2020

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Release date

September 2022


United States

Survey time period

academic year 1990 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment.
Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
The data exclude other current expenditures, such as community services, private school programs, adult education, and other programs not allocable to expenditures per student at public schools. The data includes instruction, student support services, food services, enterprise operations, capital outlay, and interest on debt.

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