State investments in secondary CTE programs are complex and varied, ranging from $31 to $7,705 in funding per learner. At least 27 states have increased their state CTE funding over the last 10 years. The increase in the change of funding ranged from $76,300 to $2,888,959,549.
Advance CTE’s 2023 State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of State Secondary CTE Funding Models provides a landscape of federal and state secondary CTE funding, highlights key trends in state funding design, and provides recommendations to advance equitable, learner-centered funding design.
A guide to secondary CTE funding basics and supplemental resources, including a 50-state map and state by state table can be found on the report microsite.
This serves as Advance CTE’s eighth State of Career Technical Education (CTE) reports that provide a timely deep dive into key components of CTE policy and practice informed by state CTE leaders. This report and supplemental resources are generously supported by the Walton Family Foundation.