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$31.4 billion

December 17, 2014

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.

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