FLEX and YES Students with Disabilities by U.S. Host State

Which U.S. states have hosted the most students with disabilities? If you guessed states in the Midwest and Upper Midwest, you're right! Altogether, students with disabilities have been hosted in 43 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over the last ten years.

Placement of Students with Disabilities by State, as depicted on a map of the United States.

Number of Students Placed in Each State (2007-2016)

Top States

  1. Indiana
  2. Michigan 
  3. Wisconsin
  4. California & Colorado 
  5. Arkansas, Minnesota & Texas

Number of Students Placed in Each State

  • # Students Between 1-4: Alaska (2), Arizona (4), Connecticut (1), Delaware (3), Georgia (1), Hawaii (3), Idaho (3), Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (1), Montana (3), Nebraska (2), New Mexico (1), North Dakota (1), South Carolina (2), South Dakota (1), Vermont (1), Utah (2), Washington DC (1), West Virginia (2)
  • # Students Between 5-8: Florida (6), Illinois (6), Missouri (5), New York (5), North Carolina (5), Oregon (8), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee (8), Washington (8)
  • # Students Between 9-11: Alabama (9), Iowa (9), Ohio (11), Virginia (10)
  • # Students Between12-17: Arkansas (12), California (14), Colorado (14), Indiana (17), Michigan (16), Minnesota (12), Texas (12), Wisconsin (15)