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The primary product of the School Finance Indicators Database is the State Indicators Database, a collection of approximately 125 variables for each state between 1993 and 2018 (not all variables are available in every year). This dataset is designed to be used by both researchers and non-researchers, and includes extensive user-friendly documentation.

  1. Download the User’s Guide and Codebook: This document lists all the variables in the State Indicators Database, along with descriptions of the measures and other information (including data sources and methodology).
  2. Download the full dataset in Excel format: This Excel spreadsheet includes descriptions of each variable and the full dataset.
  3. Download the full dataset in Stata format: The full dataset available for Stata users (includes variable labels).
  4. Use our online data visualization tools: Analyze and visualize key measures from the State Indicators Database.

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January 2021: Read the annual report, view individual state profiles, and download the full dataset.

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

The third edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database. Released January 2021. Download the report.

Latest Research Briefs

State School Finance Profiles 2017-18

One-page profiles of effort, adequacy, and progressivity in the school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. Download your state’s profile.