U.S. Education Spending 1960-2024

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • U.S. education spending for 2022 was 0.00%, a 0% increase from 2021.
  • U.S. education spending for 2021 was 0.00%, a 12.65% decline from 2020.
  • U.S. education spending for 2020 was 12.65%, a 2.86% decline from 2019.
  • U.S. education spending for 2019 was 15.52%, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 21.24%
Uruguay 16.82%
British Virgin Islands 14.33%
Macao 13.80%
Singapore 13.28%
Barbados 12.72%
Cayman Islands 12.53%
Curacao 12.42%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.86%
Panama 11.76%
Bermuda 11.53%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.49%
Bahamas 11.44%
Canada 11.05%
Seychelles 10.65%
Antigua and Barbuda 10.30%
Bahrain 9.30%
Gibraltar 9.22%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.59%
Andorra 6.61%
Monaco 4.80%
Belgium 0.00%
Channel Islands 0.00%
Spain 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Israel 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Netherlands 0.00%
Portugal 0.00%
Sweden 0.00%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.00%
Austria 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Denmark 0.00%
Greece 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Lithuania 0.00%
New Caledonia 0.00%
Slovenia 0.00%
Australia 0.00%
Germany 0.00%
Ireland 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Poland 0.00%
Slovak Republic 0.00%
United States 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Czech Republic 0.00%
United Kingdom 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Argentina 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Hungary 0.00%
South Korea 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
France 0.00%
Croatia 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Finland 0.00%
Hong Kong 0.00%
Japan 0.00%
New Zealand 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Chile 0.00%
Estonia 0.00%
Guam 0.00%
Italy 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Norway 0.00%
French Polynesia 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
U.S. Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 0.00% 0.00%
2021 0.00% -12.65%
2020 12.65% -2.86%
2019 15.52% -0.26%
2018 15.78% -0.12%
2017 15.90% -0.07%
2016 15.97% -0.08%
2015 16.05% 0.05%
2014 16.00% -0.02%
2013 16.02% 0.43%
2012 15.60% 0.09%
2011 15.51% -0.05%
2010 15.56% -0.04%
2009 15.60% -0.62%
2008 16.22% -0.49%
2007 16.71% -0.10%
2006 16.81% 0.11%
2005 16.70% -0.26%
2004 16.96% -0.02%
2003 16.98% -0.33%
2002 17.31% -0.38%
2001 17.69% -0.30%
2000 17.99% 0.43%
1999 17.56% 0.42%
1998 17.13% 0.52%
1997 16.61% 0.51%
1996 16.10% 0.21%
1995 15.89% 0.34%
1994 15.55% 0.28%
1993 15.27% 0.17%
1992 15.10% -0.26%
1991 15.36% 0.15%
1990 15.21% 0.01%
1989 15.20% 0.35%
1988 14.85% 0.41%
1987 14.44% 0.23%
1986 14.22% 0.19%
1985 14.02% -0.04%
1984 14.07% 0.10%
1983 13.97% -0.31%
1982 14.27% -0.62%
1981 14.90% -0.66%
1980 15.55% -0.77%
1979 16.33% -0.21%
1978 16.54% -0.45%
1977 16.99% -0.37%
1976 17.35% -0.04%
1975 17.39% -0.25%
1974 17.64% -0.14%
1973 17.78% 0.29%
1972 17.49% 17.49%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%