Wyoming spends the most money on higher education per student of any state in the U.S., according to an analysis from 24/7 Wall St. based on data from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
According to the study, Wyoming spends double the national average per pupil. It has the second lowest student population — 24,041 — behind Alaska.
Following Wyoming, here are the next 10 states that spend the most on higher public education:
Vermont and New Hampshire, spend the least on higher education per student — $2,818 and $2,591, respectively.
“Both the high spending and low public spending in Vermont are largely due to the relatively high proportion of out-of-state students attending college in Vermont,” according to 24/7 Wall St.’s analysis. “For example, just 20% of the University of Vermont class of 2019 are Vermonters, a historic low. Out-of-state students are not eligible for state financial aid and pay far higher tuition.”
In New Hampshire, out-of-pocket tuition costs were $9,843 per student in 2015, the fifth-highest nationwide.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Education Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.