Special education rates in the U.S. 2011, by state

This graph shows the percentages of students in special education in the United States in 2011, by state. Rhode Island was the state with the most students in special education in 2011 with a participation rate of 18.4%.

Special education rates in the United States in 2011, by state

Percentage of students in special education
Rhode Island18.4%
Massachusetts18%
New York17.3%
Maine17.3%
New Jersey17.1%
Pennsylvania16.8%
West Virginia16.2%
Indiana16%
Vermont15.8%
New Hampshire15.6%
Nebraska15.3%
District of Columbia15.1%
Delaware15%
Kentucky15%
Oklahoma15%
South Dakota14.9%
Minnesota14.9%
Ohio14.7%
Wisconsin14.6%
Illinois14.5%
Iowa14.4%
North Dakota14.3%
Oregon14.3%
Kansas14.2%
Alaska14.2%
Missouri14.1%
South Carolina14%
New Mexico14%
Wyoming13.9%
Florida13.7%
Michigan13.7%
Arkansas13.4%
Virginia13.2%
Mississippi13.1%
Maryland12.7%
Tennessee12.5%
Washington12.4%
Connecticut12.3%
Louisiana12.3%
Montana11.9%
North Carolina11.7%
Utah11.5%
Hawaii11.1%
Alabama11.1%
Arizona10.9%
California10.6%
Nevada10.4%
Georgia10.3%
Colorado10.3%
Idaho9.5%
Texas8.9%
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Source

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

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