The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of State Secondary CTE Funding Models
For most states, federal funding alone cannot meet the costs of providing secondary career and technical education (CTE) or the demand for CTE from learners. This Advance CTE microsite, including a report, resources, and state comparison mapping tool, presents an overview of state secondary CTE funding models across all states and the District of Columbia. The resources are based on research conducted in 2022 and early 2023, including a survey of state CTE directors and in-depth interviews with state CTE leaders.
Findings provide insights into current national trends in state secondary CTE funding. States allocate secondary CTE funding to districts in various ways, often based on education funding calculations, historical practices, governance, and state-level priorities. The site details the foundational, categorical, and hybrid funding models.