Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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Facts and figures show that education is the largest and the most important business of the nation. Approximately one fifth of the American People are now in public elementary or secondary schools. To finance the facilities required for this vast army, who are seeking an education, more than two billion dollars are required for current expenses, including capital outlay and interest. A total instructional personnel of approximately a million is required to carry on this program. In 1938 one and one eighth million pupils were graduated from high school, and it is estimated that one out of seven of this group will continue his education through college. The per capita cost , which is the cost per pupil in average daily attendance, of education in the United States ranges from $28.35 to $159.67, and average $88.99.

The problem for consideration in this study is a survey and an analysis of school finance embracing all types of schools from the one room rural school to the city schools in Brookings in South Dakota

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Education -- South Dakota -- Brookings County -- Finance
School districts -- South Dakota -- Brookings County -- Finance


Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-89)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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