Education spending, student enrollment, and spending per student from 2005-2006 to 2016-2017

Note: Data for this application are compiled from the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System (OCAS) and provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). Visitors to the OSDE website will notice a sharp drop in expenditures after the 2015-2016 school year. This is due largely to HB 1202, which codifies NCES current spending as the official definition of per-pupil spending. However, in order to maintain transparency and year-to-year consistency, this application will continue to report nearly all spending. (One notable exception: hundreds of millions of dollars in annual state contributions to the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System. This money bypasses the school districts’ payroll and is sent directly to TRS.)