Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 375. Voluntary support for degree-granting institutions, by source and purpose of support: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2009-10
[In millions of current dollars]
Year Total voluntary support Sources Purpose Voluntary support as
a percent of total
expenditures1
Alumni Nonalumni individ-
uals
Corpora-
tions
Foun-
dations
Religious organi-
zations
Other Current opera-
tions
Capital purposes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1959-60 $815 $191 $194 $130 $163 $80 $57 $385 $430 14.6
1965-66 1,440 310 350 230 357 108 85 675 765 11.5
1970-71 1,860 458 495 259 418 104 126 1,050 810 8.0
1975-76 2,410 588 569 379 549 130 195 1,480 930 6.2
1980-81 4,230 1,049 1,007 778 922 140 334 2,590 1,640 6.6
                     
1985-86 7,400 1,825 1,781 1,702 1,363 211 518 4,022 3,378 7.6
1990-91 10,200 2,680 2,310 2,230 2,030 240 710 5,830 4,370 7.0
1994-95 12,750 3,600 2,940 2,560 2,460 250 940 7,230 5,520 7.0
1995-96 14,250 4,040 3,400 2,800 2,815 255 940 7,850 6,400 7.5
1996-97 16,000 4,650 3,850 3,050 3,200 250 1,000 8,500 7,500 8.0
                     
1997-98 18,400 5,500 4,500 3,250 3,800 300 1,050 9,000 9,400 8.8
1998-99 20,400 5,930 4,810 3,610 4,530 330 1,190 9,900 10,500 9.3
1999-2000 23,200 6,800 5,420 4,150 5,080 370 1,380 11,270 11,930 9.8
2000-01 24,200 6,830 5,200 4,350 6,000 370 1,450 12,200 12,000 9.3
2001-02 23,900 5,900 5,400 4,370 6,300 360 1,570 12,400 11,500 8.5
                     
2002-03 23,600 6,570 4,280 4,250 6,600 360 1,540 12,900 10,700 7.8
2003-04 24,400 6,700 5,200 4,400 6,200 350 1,550 13,600 10,800 7.7
2004-05 25,600 7,100 5,000 4,400 7,000 370 1,730 14,200 11,400 7.6
2005-06 28,000 8,400 5,700 4,600 7,100 375 1,825 15,000 13,000 7.9
2006-07 29,750 8,270 5,650 4,800 8,500 380 2,150 16,100 13,650 7.9
                     
2007-08 31,600 8,700 6,120 4,900 9,100 380 2,400 17,070 14,530 7.7
2008-09 27,850 7,130 4,995 4,620 8,235 325 2,545 16,955 10,895 6.5
2009-10 28,000 7,100 4,920 4,730 8,400 305 2,545 17,000 11,000 6.1
1 Total expenditures include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value through 1995-96.
NOTE: Data rounding is consistent with the original source material. Voluntary support data are from the Council for Aid to Education, while the percentage of total expenditures is based on total expenditures reported through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
SOURCE: Council for Aid to Education, Voluntary Support of Education, selected years, 1959-60 through 2009-10. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1965-66 through 1985-86; Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education, 1959-60; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87-09); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Finance component. (This table was prepared August 2011.)

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