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Table 29. Expenditures of educational institutions, by level and control of institution: Selected years, 1899-1900 through 2009-10
[In millions]  
School year Current dollars Constant 2008-09 dollars1
  Elementary and secondary schools Postsecondary degree-granting institutions Total Elementary and secondary schools Postsecond-ary degree-granting institutions
 
  Total Public Private2 Total Public Private Total Public
Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8 9 10 11 12
1899-1900 $215        
1909-10 426        
1919-20 1,036       $11,671  
1929-30 2,317 $632 3  $292 3  $341 3  29,054 $7,929 3 
1939-40 2,344 758 3  392 3  367 3  36,005 11,650 3 
1949-50 $8,494 $6,249 5,838 $411 2,246   1,154   1,092   $76,991 $56,636 52,911 20,354  
1959-60 22,314 16,713 15,613 1,100 5,601   3,131   2,470   163,015 122,099 114,063 40,916  
                               
1969-70 64,227 43,183 40,683 2,500 21,043   13,250   7,794   364,970 245,392 231,185 119,578  
1970-71 71,575 48,200 45,500 2,700 23,375   14,996   8,379   386,763 260,453 245,863 126,310  
1971-72 76,510 50,950 48,050 2,900 25,560   16,484   9,075   399,112 265,781 250,653 133,331  
1972-73 82,908 54,952 51,852 3,100 27,956   18,204   9,752   415,736 275,555 260,010 140,182  
1973-74 91,084 60,370 56,970 3,400 30,714   20,336   10,377   419,344 277,941 262,287 141,403  
                               
1974-75 103,903 68,846 64,846 4,000 35,058   23,490   11,568   430,640 285,340 268,761 145,300  
1975-76 114,004 75,101 70,601 4,500 38,903   26,184   12,719   441,268 290,687 273,269 150,580  
1976-77 121,793 79,194 74,194 5,000 42,600   28,635   13,965   445,443 289,640 271,353 155,803  
1977-78 132,515 86,544 80,844 5,700 45,971   30,725   15,246   454,161 296,608 277,073 157,553  
1978-79 143,733 93,012 86,712 6,300 50,721   33,733   16,988   450,414 291,470 271,728 158,944  
                               
1979-80 160,075 103,162 95,962 7,200 56,914   37,768   19,146   442,613 285,245 265,337 157,368  
1980-81 176,378 112,325 104,125 8,200 64,053   42,280   21,773   437,067 278,343 258,023 158,724  
1981-82 190,825 120,486 111,186 9,300 70,339   46,219   24,120   435,268 274,826 253,612 160,443  
1982-83 204,661 128,725 118,425 10,300 75,936   49,573   26,363   447,601 281,527 259,000 166,075  
1983-84 220,993 139,000 127,500 11,500 81,993   53,087   28,907   466,070 293,148 268,895 172,922  
                               
1984-85 239,351 149,400 137,000 12,400 89,951   58,315   31,637   485,772 303,213 278,047 182,559  
1985-86 259,336 161,800 148,600 13,200 97,536   63,194   34,342   511,579 319,175 293,136 192,404  
1986-87 280,964 175,200 160,900 14,300 105,764   67,654   38,110   542,205 338,102 310,506 204,103  
1987-88 301,786 187,999 172,699 15,300 113,787   72,641   41,145   559,217 348,366 320,015 210,851  
1988-89 333,245 209,377 192,977 16,400 123,867   78,946   44,922   590,250 370,854 341,806 219,396  
                               
1989-90 365,825 231,170 212,770 18,400 134,656   85,771   48,885   618,447 390,804 359,698 227,642  
1990-91 395,318 249,230 229,430 19,800 146,088   92,961   53,127   633,662 399,495 367,757 234,167  
1991-92 417,944 261,755 241,055 20,700 156,189   98,847   57,342   649,130 406,545 374,395 242,585  
1992-93 439,676 274,435 252,935 21,500 165,241   104,570   60,671   662,199 413,328 380,947 248,871  
1993-94 460,757 287,407 265,307 22,100 173,351   109,310   64,041   676,428 421,935 389,491 254,492  
                               
1994-95 485,169 302,200 279,000 23,200 182,969   115,465   67,504   692,419 431,292 398,181 261,128  
1995-96 508,523 318,046 293,646 24,400 190,476   119,525   70,952   706,527 441,885 407,984 264,642  
1996-97 538,854 338,951 313,151 25,800 199,903 2  125,978   73,925 2  727,901 457,866 423,014 270,035 2 
1997-98 570,471 361,615 334,315 27,300 208,856 2  132,846   76,010 2  757,108 479,922 443,691 277,186 2 
1998-99 603,847 384,638 355,838 28,800 219,209   140,539   78,670   787,766 501,790 464,218 285,975  
                               
1999-2000 649,322 412,538 381,838 30,700 236,784   152,325   84,459   823,324 523,088 484,161 300,236  
2000-01 705,017 444,811 410,811 34,000 260,206   170,345   89,861   864,331 545,326 503,643 319,005  
2001-02 752,780 472,064 435,364 36,700 280,715   183,436   97,280   906,832 568,670 524,459 338,162  
2002-03 795,691 492,807 454,907 37,900 302,884   197,026   105,858   937,913 580,891 536,217 357,022  
2003-04 830,293 513,542 474,242 39,300 316,751   205,069   111,682   957,746 592,373 547,040 365,374  
                               
2004-05 875,988 540,969 499,569 41,400 335,019   215,794   119,225   980,937 605,780 559,420 375,157  
2005-06 925,712 572,135 528,735 43,400 353,577   226,550   127,027   998,590 617,177 570,360 381,413  
2006-07 984,034 608,495 562,195 46,300 375,539   238,829   136,710   1,034,745 639,853 591,167 394,892  
2007-08 1,054,200 645,710 596,610 49,100 408,490   261,046   147,444   1,068,920 654,726 604,941 414,194  
2008-092 1,080,000 649,000 600,000 49,000 431,000   273,000   158,000   1,080,000 649,000 600,000 431,000  
2009-102 1,111,000 650,000 602,000 48,000 461,000   289,000   172,000   1,100,000 644,000 596,000 457,000  
—Not available.
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
2 Estimated.
3 Data include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value.
NOTE: Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools include current expenditures, interest on school debt, and capital outlay. Public and private degree-granting institutions data for 1929-30 through 1995-96 are for current-fund expenditures, except where noted. Data for private degree-granting institutions for 1996-97 and later years are for total expenditures. Data for public degree-granting institutions for 1996-97 through 2000-01 are for current expenditures; data for later years are for total expenditures. Postsecondary data through 1995-96 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Appendix A: Guide to Sources for details.) Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1899-1900 and 1909-10; Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1919-20 through 1949-50; Statistics of State School Systems, 1951-52 through 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1970-71 through 1986-87; Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987-88 through 2007-08; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education, 1965-66 through 1985-86; 1986-87 through 2009-10 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Finance Survey," (IPEDS-F:FY87-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2010, and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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