USA: Public spending on education, percent of GDP: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the USA from 1986 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 5.1 percent with a minumum of 4.58 percent in 1986 and a maximum of 5.55 percent in 2003. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.