$31.4 billion

December 17, 2014 | Number of The Day
Amount New Jersey spent on education in 2012, from all sources

A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2012 New Jersey spent $31.4 billion on education — $24 billion for elementary and secondary education.

Of that $24 billion, $2.3 billion was funded by the state and $21.6 billion was funded by local governments.

The remaining sums were spent on higher education ($5.9 billion, of which $4.6 billion was provided by the state), as well as capital outlays, other education services, and libraries.