States with largest charter school enrollment 2010-11

California 348,686
Florida 150,199
Arizona 142,848
Texas 139,665
Ohio 114,554
Michigan 111,397
Pennsylvania 85,142
Colorado 66,186
Georgia 57,987
New York 47,364

Source: Center for Education Reform

States with most charter schools 2010-11

California 941
Arizona 581
Florida 483
Texas 422
Ohio 368
Michigan 299
Wisconsin 233
New York 186
Colorado 176
Minnesota 161

Source: Center for Education Reform

Higher-education institutions with the largest endowments, Fiscal 2010

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. $27,557,404,000
Yale University, New Haven, Conn. $16,652,000,000
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. $14,391,450,000
The University of Texas System $14,052,220,000
Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. $13,851,115,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. $8,317,321,000
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. $6,564,144,000
Columbia University, New York City $6,516,512,000
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. $5,945,277,000
Texas A&M University System & Foundations $5,738,289,000

Source: National Association of College and University Business Officers & Commonfund Institute

Districts with highest percentage of students attending charter schools, 2010-11

New Orleans, La. 70%
Washington, D.C. 39%
Detroit 37%
Kansas City, Mo. 35%
Flint, Mich. 32%
Gary, Ind. 30%
St. Louis 29%
Dayton, Ohio 27%
Youngstown, Ohio 24%
Cleveland 23%

Source: National Alliance for Charter Schools

Districts with most students enrolled in charter schools, 2010-11

Los Angeles 79,385
Detroit 45,073
Philadelphia 40,322
New York City 38,743
Chicago 37,909
Houston 37,499
Miami-Dade County 35,380
Washington, D.C. 29,366
New Orleans, La. 27,728
Broward County, Fla. 24,150

Source: National Alliance for Charter Schools

States with highest per-pupil public school expenditures, 2008-09

New York $18,126
Washington, D.C. $16,408
New Jersey $16,271
Alaska $15,552
Vermont $15,175
Wyoming $14,573
Connecticut $14,531
Massachusetts $14,118
Rhode Island $13,707
Maryland $13,449

Source: U.S. Census, Public Education Finance, 2009

States with lowest per-pupil public school expenditures, 2008-09

Utah $6,356
Idaho $7,092
Arizona $7,813
Oklahoma $7,885
Tennessee $7,897
Mississippi $8,075
Nevada $8,422
South Dakota $8,507
Texas $8,540
North Carolina $8,587

Source: U.S. Census, Public Education Finance, 2009

States with highest public school capital expenditures, 2008-09


Texas $9.3 billion
California $8.9 billion
New York $5.5 billion
Florida $4.5 billion
Illinois $2.9 billion
Georgia $2.7 billion
Ohio $2.6 billion
Pennsylvania $2.4 billion
Washington $1.8 billion
North Carolina $1.6 billion

Source: U.S. Census, Public Education Finance, 2009

States with most public school outstanding debt, end of fiscal 2009

Texas $62.2 billion
California $46.6 billion
New York $30.5 billion
Pennsylvania $25.5 billion
Michigan $21.5 billion
Illinois $18.4 billion
Florida $17.3 billion
Indiana $13.3 billion
Ohio $11.3 billion
North Carolina $10.2 billion

Source: U.S. Census, Public Education Finance, 2009

States with highest ratio of public school revenue to personal income

Alaska $70.67
Wyoming $62.05
Vermont $61.85
New York $59.45
New Jersey $57.40
Indiana $56.94
New Mexico $55.50
West Virginia $54.14
Ohio $53.21
Maine $52.95

Source: U.S. Census, Public Education Finance, 2009

States with most students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches, 2009-10

California 1,408,766
Texas 2,450,265
Florida 1,408,677
Georgia 934,899
Illinois 901,912
Michigan 742,138
North Carolina 720,798
Ohio 710,381
Pennsylvania 663,132
New York 569,659

Source: NCES

States with highest percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches, 2009-10

Mississippi 70.7%
Washington, D.C. 69.6%
Louisiana 65.8%
New Mexico 65.2%
Arkansas 59.6%
Oklahoma 58.7%
Georgia 56.1%
Alabama 54.9%
California 54.8%
South Carolina 54.5%

Source: NCES

Most expensive higher-education institutions (tuition, fees, room, board), 2011-12

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y. $59,170
New York University, New York City $56,787
Columbia University, New York City $56,310
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif. $55,998
Eugene Lang College, New York City $55,890
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif. $55,865
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. $55,706
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. $55,617
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. $55,566

Source: Campus Grotto

States with highest averaged freshman graduate rate, 2008-09

Wisconsin 90.7%
Vermont 89.6%
North Dakota 87.4%
Minnesota 87.4%
Iowa 85.7%
New Jersey 85.3%
New Hampshire 84.3%
Massachusetts 83.3%
Missouri 83.1%
Nebraska 82.9%

Source: NCES

States projected to have highest public elementary and secondary enrollment, 2020

California 6,908,000
Texas 5,830,000
Florida 2,788,000
New York 2,602,000
Illinois 2,143,000
Georgia 1,826,000
Ohio 1,752,000
Pennsylvania 1,739,000
North Carolina 1,713,000
Michigan 1,552,000

Source: NCES

Public schools with largest enrollment, 2009-10

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (online) 8,539
Ohio Virtual Academy (online) 8,115
Chicago International Charter School 8,077
Brooklyn Technical High School, New York City 8,076
Fort Hamilton High School, New York City 7,805
Tottenville High School, New York City 7,770
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio (online) 7,708
Edward R. Murrow High School, New York City 7,609
Francis Lewis High School, New York City 7,400
Benjamin Cardozo High School, New York City 5,775

Source: NCES

States with the greatest numbers of public school students who are black, 2009-10

Texas 680,159
Georgia 623,586
Florida 608,057
New York 525,697
North Carolina 460,080
California 424,518
Illinois 398,093
Michigan 331,015
Maryland 321,650
Louisiana 317,759

Source: NCES

States with the greatest numbers of public school students who are Hispanic, 2009-10

California 3,119,111
Texas 2,354,897
Florida 692,458
New York 597,299
Arizona 446,146
Illinois 444,007
New Jersey 287,900
Colorado 237,797
New Mexico 200,223
Georgia 188,411

Source: NCES

States with the greatest numbers of public school students who are white, 2009-10

California 1,673,567
Texas 1,616,135
New York 1,397,736
Ohio 1,321,407
Pennsylvania 1,288,746
Florida 1,158,078
Michigan 1,158,078
Illinois 1,107,656
North Carolina 798,463
Indiana 777,969

Source: NCES

States with the greatest numbers of school districts (with enrollment), 2009-10

Texas 1,250
California 1,031
Ohio 937
Illinois 874
New York 867
Michigan 839
Pennsylvania 654
New Jersey 639
Arizona 621
Missouri 560

Source: NCES

States with the fewest numbers of school districts (with enrollment), 2009-10

Nevada 18
Maryland 25
Delaware 37
Rhode Island 51
Alaska 54
Wyoming 54
West Virginia 57
Florida 73
South Carolina 89

Source: NCES

States with most public schools, 2009-10

California 10,127
Texas 9,166
New York 4,730
Illinois 4,405
Florida 4,118
Michigan 3,879
Ohio 3,819
Pennsylvania 3,245
New Jersey 2,603
North Carolina 2,560

Source: NCES

School districts with the greatest overall population, 2010

New York City 8,184,899
Los Angeles 4,546,598
Chicago 2,698,925
Miami-Dade County 2,505,379
Clark County, Nev. 1,954,260
Broward County, Fla. 1,753,578
Philadelphia 1,528,306
Hawaii 1,363,621
Palm Beach, Fla. 1,323,394
Houston 1,318,560

Source: U.S. Census estimates, November 2011

School districts with the greatest 2010 population ages 5 to 17

New York City 1,249,638
Los Angeles 773,749
Chicago 435,424
Miami Dade County 396,251
Clark County, Nev. 349,488
Broward County, Fla. 288,282
Philadelphia 242,338
Houston 218,506
Hawaii 216,292
Hillsborough Co. 214,233

Source: U.S. Census estimates, November 2011

Universities with greatest expenditures in research and development, fiscal 2009

Johns Hopkins University $1,856,270,000
University of Michigan, all campuses $1,007,198,000
University of Wisconsin, Madison $952,119,000
University of California, San Francisco $947,697,000
University of California, Los Angeles
$889,995,000 University of California, San Diego $879,357,000
Duke University $805,021,000
University of Washington $778,046,000
Pennsylvania State University, all campuses $753,358,000
University of Minnesota, all campuses $740,980,000

Source: National Science Foundation

Universities with greatest research and development financed by U.S. Department of Energy, fiscal 2009

University of Wisconsin, Madison $69.8 million
University of Rochester (N.Y.) $68.9 million
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $65.5 million
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $30 million
University of Tennessee $27.1 million
Michigan State University $25 million
University of Michigan $21.7 million
California Institute of Technology $19.5 million
University of North Dakota $19.5 million
University of California, Los Angeles $19.4 million

Source: National Science Foundation

Historically black colleges and universities with the greatest expenditures in research and development, fiscal 2009

Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. $44,884,000
Howard University, Washington, D.C. $32,884,000
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro $28,540,000
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta $27,392,000
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. $26,587,000
Florida A&M University, Quincy, Fla. $25,651,000
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas $22,019,000
Alabama State University, Montgomery $17,164,000
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala. $16,706,000
Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala. $14,752,000

Source: National Science Foundation

Countries with most students attending U.S. colleges and universities

China 157,558
India 103,895
South Korea 73,351
Canada 27,546
Taiwan 24,818
Saudi Arabia 22,704
Japan 21,290
Vietnam 14,888
Mexico 13,713
Turkey 12,184

Source: International Institute of Education, Open Doors Report

Universities with greatest numbers of international students, 2010-2011

University of Southern California 8,615
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7,991
New York University 7,988
Purdue University 7,562
Columbia University 7,297
University of California, Los Angeles 6,249
Ohio State University 6,082
University of Michigan 5,995
Michigan State University 5,748
Harvard University 5,594

Source: International Institute of Education, Open Doors Report

Most popular destinations for U.S. students studying abroad, 2009-2010

United Kingdom 32,683
Italy 27,940
Spain 25,411
France 17,161
China 13,910
Australia 9,962
Germany 8,551
Mexico 7,157
Ireland 6,798
Costa Rica 6,262

Source: International Institute of Education, Open Doors Report