Public schools in Missouri spent an estimated $11.7 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.7 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.
The number of youths in foster care in Missouri at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 12,659, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Missouri is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Harris-Stowe State University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Saint Louis Community College have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in Missouri, according to an analysis of federal data.
Public schools in Missouri spent $11,744 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 34th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.
Missouri residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11.9 percent of the state’s population, the 21st highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.