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In the U.S., is the average cost per student of a private school education more or less than average cost of a public school education?

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According to the latest available government data, in the 2011-12 school year, the average cost per student enrolled in private K-12 schools was about $6,469. In the same year, the average cost per student enrolled in public K-12 schools was $12,401. This public school cost excludes state administration spending, unfunded pension liabilities, and post-employment benefits like healthcare for retired employees.

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