Looking for the facts about school choice? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about school choice programs and the school choice movement nationwide.


  • Fifty private school choice programs have been enacted across the country.
  • There are 22 voucher programs, 19 scholarship tax credit programs, five education savings account program, and two individual tuition tax credit of significant size.
  • There was over $1.9 billion in dedicated funding available for school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs nationwide in 2015-16.
  • The nation’s longest-running school choice program is the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (a voucher program created in 1990).


  • Twenty-five states, plus Washington, D.C. have enacted 50 private school choice programs across the country.
  • States with private school choice include:

Student Enrollment

During the 2015-16 school year, more than:

  • Nearly 400,000 studnets nationwide are enrolled in private school choice programs.
  • 92,000 students are participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.
  • Over 32,000 scholarships were awarded to students through Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program.
  • Over 27,000 students are participating in the Milwaukee Parentl Choice Program, the nation’s oldest program.
  • Over 20,000 students are participating in Ohio’s Educational Choice Scholarship Program.