States with the most students in charter schools, 2011-12

California 410,157

Florida 179,254

Texas 149,348

Arizona 135,930

Ohio 122,660

Michigan 118,702

Pennsylvania 98,108

Colorado 79,963

Georgia 61,821

New York 54,681

Source:

Fall 2010, states with the largest total enrollment in degree-granting higher-education institutions

California 2,714,172

Texas 1,536,858

New York 1,305,595

Florida 1,125,469

Illinois 906,889

Pennsylvania 803,593

Arizona 795,388

Ohio 744,947

Michigan 698,125

North Carolina 586,042

Source:

Digest of Education Statistics, 2011

Top 10 college towns for 2012 ("places where the identity of the city is both shaped by and complementary to the presence of its university.")

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University>

Oxford, Miss.: University of Mississippi

Logan, Utah: Utah State University

Champaign, Ill.: University of Illinois

Lawrence, Kan.: University of Kansas

Corvallis, Ore.: Oregon State University

Bloomington, Ind.: University of Indiana



Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia

Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan

Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Tech

Source:Livability.com

States with the most public school staff (full-time-equivalent), 2010-11

Texas 665,419

California 530,337

New York 413,971

Florida 333,183

Pennsylvania 266,796

Ohio 241,212

Georgia 227,188

Illinois 215,764

New Jersey 202,634

Virginia 201,047

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the highest-percentage projected K-12 enrollment growth, 2010-11 to 2021-22

Texas 20.1%

Colorado 14.4%

Wyoming 14.1%

Nebraska 13.2%

North Dakota 11.9%

New Mexico 11.2%

Alaska 10.5%

Oklahoma 10.0%

Minnesota 9.3%

Arizona 8.7%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, "The Condition of Education 2012"

States with the highest percentage of college graduates (age 25-34)

Washington, D.C. 68.8%

Massachusetts 54.3%

North Dakota 50.8%

Minnesota 49.8%

New York 49.6%

New Jersey 47.2%

New Hampshire 46.0%

Connecticut 45.9%

Maryland 45.5%

Iowa 45.5%

Source: U.S. Department of Education

States that spent the most on public elementary and secondary schools, 2009-10

California $68.1 billion

New York $59.5 billion

Texas $53.7 billion

Illinois $27.5 billion

Florida $27.3 billion

New Jersey $26.0 billion

Pennsylvania $25.6 billion

Ohio $22.5 billion

Michigan $18.6 billion

Georgia $17.8 billion

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

School districts (with more than 10,000 students) with the highest spending per pupil in 2009-10

Newark, NJ $22,391

Camden, NJ $22,117

East Orange, NJ $21,575

Jersey City, NJ $21,037

New Rochelle, NY $20,024

Yonkers, NY $19,805

Paterson, NJ $19,685

New York City $19,597

Trenton, NJ $19,473

Elizabeth, NJ $19,197

Source: U.S. Census Bureau