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School Choice in America

More than half of the United States offer families educational choice options.


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Get participation, eligibility and funding data for America’s educational choice programs.


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State Program Type Program Name Participation Participation Rate Eligibility Eligibility Rate Average Funding Public Funding Schools
ALTax-Credit ScholarshipAlabama – Education Scholarship Program4,1381%276,15657%$5,19258%163
AZTax-Credit ScholarshipArizona – Original Individual Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program27,3624%658,518100%$1,85325%331
AZTax-Credit ScholarshipArizona – Low-Income Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program13,1184%352,13553%$1,86925%228
AZTax-Credit ScholarshipArizona – Lexie’s Law for Disabled and Displaced Students Tax Credit Scholarship Program349<1%131,86312%$4,64862%91
AZEducation Savings AccountArizona – Empowerment Scholarship Accounts2,909*1%253,22822%$12,764†170%134
AZTax-Credit ScholarshipArizona – “Switcher” Individual Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program13,5481%1,135,950>99%$1,33918%309
ARVoucherArkansas – Succeed Scholarship Program for Students with DisabilitiesN.A.N.A.65,16613%$6,64669%N.A.
COVoucherColorado – Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program4941%64,42195%$4,57251%21
DCVoucherDistrict of Columbia – Opportunity Scholarship Program1,2447%17,19835%$8,71247%40
FLVoucherFlorida – John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program31,1738%383,61213%$6,96880%1,369
FLTax-Credit ScholarshipFlorida Tax Credit Scholarship Program92,344*15%615,08635%$5,680†65%1,678
FLEducation Savings AccountFlorida – Gardiner Scholarship Program5,844*2%355,24212%$10,716†122%174
GAVoucherGeorgia Special Needs Scholarship Program4,1852%193,95211%$5,61461%235
GATax-Credit ScholarshipGeorgia – Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit12,9171%1,678,48293%$3,42537%400
ILIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionIllinois – Tax Credits for Educational Expenses302,85522%1,353,296100%$2712%N/A
INTax-Credit ScholarshipIndiana – School Scholarship Tax Credit9,4243%369,16252%$1,66817%318
INVoucherIndiana – Choice Scholarship Program32,6865%671,25559%$4,02442%316
INIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionIndiana – Private School/Homeschool Deduction52,14947%111,87210%$1,77619%N/A
IAIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionIowa – Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit136,31038%349,168100%$1151%N/A
IATax-Credit ScholarshipIowa – School Tuition Organization Tax Credit10,8489%125,47236%$1,62415%139
KSTax-Credit ScholarshipKansas – Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program73<1%109,76422%$1,48515%51
LAVoucherLouisiana Scholarship Program7,1105%155,69620%$5,85654%121
LAIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionLouisiana – Elementary and Secondary School Tuition Deduction106,54995%112,64514%$4,06038%N/A
LAVoucherLouisiana – School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities3422%19,1367%$2,26421%22
LATax-Credit ScholarshipLouisiana – Tuition Donation Rebate Program776<1%205,59044%$4,24139%104
MEVoucherMaine – Town Tuitioning Program5,727100%5,7273%$10,739‡85%64
MNIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionMinnesota – Education Deduction219,91436%604,987100%$1,16810%N/A
MNIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionMinnesota – K–12 Education Credit53,71242%128,58921%$2722%N/A
MSVoucherMississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia Program1481%12,2892%$4,91860%3
MSVoucherMississippi – Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program1<1%13,6173%$3,55643%1
MSEducation Savings AccountMississippi – Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Program286<1%65,81713%$6,50079%10
NVTax-Credit ScholarshipNevada – Educational Choice Scholarship Program541<1%149,27754%$1,77921%77
NHTax-Credit ScholarshipNew Hampshire – Education Tax Credit Program128<1%41,32630%$1,52711%25
NCVoucherNorth Carolina – Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities611<1%193,69912%$5,07060%168
NCVoucherNorth Carolina – Opportunity Scholarships3,0161%451,15848%$4,045†48%224
OHVoucherOhio – Cleveland Scholarship Program8,08817%47,050100%$3,10127%34
OHVoucherOhio – Autism Scholarship Program3,19314%22,4441%$20,279179%272
OHVoucherOhio – Educational Choice Scholarship Program21,55611%189,41310%$4,25737%472
OHVoucherOhio – Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program6,9043%256,67214%$9,79486%263
OHVoucherOhio – Income-Based Scholarship Program5,7181%732,38460%$3,76133%472
OKVoucherOklahoma – Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities377<1%103,43216%$6,63285%51
OKTax-Credit ScholarshipOklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships904<1%329,15779%$1,12914%52
PATax-Credit ScholarshipPennsylvania – Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program34,8265%686,32754%$1,58711%N.A.
PATax-Credit ScholarshipPennsylvania – Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program14,98711%138,4387%$2,31217%N.A.
RITax-Credit ScholarshipRhode Island – Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Organizations5031%41,62038%$3,02420%41
SCTax-Credit ScholarshipSouth Carolina – Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children2,1002%100,08113%$4,07842%105
UTVoucherUtah – Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program9051%76,10512%$4,93876%42
VTVoucherVermont – Town Tuitioning Program3,585100%3,5854%$14,68186%151
VATax-Credit ScholarshipVirginia – Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program1,368<1%298,80833%$2,53523%107
WIVoucherWisconsin – Milwaukee Parental Choice Program28,18859%46,74368%$7,38466%121
WIVoucherWisconsin – Parental Private School Choice Program (Racine)2,53236%7,03845%$7,32465%19
WIVoucherWisconsin – Parental Choice Program (Statewide)3,06179%3,89416%$7,39966%121
WIIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionWisconsin – K–12 Private School Tuition Deduction39,50035%112,02512%$3093%N/A
ALIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionAlabama – Accountability Act of 2013 Parent-Taxpayer Refundable Tax Credits88<1%24,6243%$2,03723%N/A
MTTax-Credit ScholarshipMontana – Tax Credits for Contributions to Student Scholarship OrganizationsN.A.N.A.151,250100%$3,152‡30%N.A.
NVEducation Savings AccountNevada – Education Savings AccountsN.A.N.A.446,29996%$5,139†61%N.A.
TNEducation Savings AccountTennessee – Individualized Education Account ProgramN.A.N.A.17,3862%$6,200†72%N.A.
SCIndividual Tax Credit/DeductionSouth Carolina – Refundable Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs ChildrenN.A.N.A.98,92913%$10,000‡103%N/A
WIVoucherWisconsin – Special Needs Scholarship Program206<1%122,65413%$12,000107%23
SDTax-Credit ScholarshipSouth Dakota – Partners in Education Tax Credit ProgramN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.$4,023‡45%N.A.
MDVoucherMaryland – Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) ProgramN.A.N.A.163,32126%$14,003‡100%N.A.

Note: Year is school-year ending or calendar year, depending on the program. Please click the name of the program to see the program page for more detail.


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“School Choice in America,” EdChoice, last modified Aug. 22, 2016,

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