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Table 388. U.S. Department of Education outlays, by type of recipient and level of education: Selected fiscal years, 1980 through 2011
[In millions of current dollars]
Year and level of education Total Local education agencies State education agencies Post-
secondary students
Post-
secondary insti-
tutions
Federal institu-tions Other education organiza-
tions1
Other recip-
ients2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1980 total $13,137.8 $5,313.7 $1,103.2 $2,137.4 $2,267.2 $249.8 $693.8 $1,372.7
Elementary/secondary 6,629.1 5,309.4 662.2 34.2 22.0 62.5 513.4 25.5
Postsecondary 5,682.2 99.5 2,103.2 2,166.5 1,313.0
Other programs 747.7 4.3 341.5 187.3 180.4 34.2
Education research and statistics 78.7 78.7
                 
1985 total 16,701.1 6,225.0 1,502.9 2,434.7 2,362.3 287.3 503.9 3,385.0
Elementary/secondary 7,296.7 6,220.8 636.0 58.0 25.2 2.4 322.4 31.9
Postsecondary 8,202.5 228.3 2,376.7 2,308.3 3,289.2
Other programs 1,173.1 4.2 638.6 284.9 181.5 63.9
Education research and statistics 28.8 28.8
                 
1990 total 23,198.6 8,000.7 2,490.3 3,859.6 3,649.8 441.4 912.2 3,844.4
Elementary/secondary 9,681.3 7,995.0 700.3 80.5 85.4 113.1 650.7 56.3
Postsecondary 11,176.0 261.6 3,779.1 3,475.0 3,660.4
Other programs 2,251.8 5.7 1,528.5 328.3 261.5 127.8
Education research and statistics 89.5 89.5
                 
1995 total 31,403.0 11,210.7 3,584.0 4,964.7 5,016.1 485.4 1,349.2 4,792.9
Elementary/secondary 14,029.0 11,203.3 1,410.0 190.5 170.1 70.3 946.9 37.9
Postsecondary 14,234.0 250.8 4,774.2 4,567.0 4,642.0
Other programs 2,861.0 7.4 1,923.2 415.1 402.3 113.0
Education research and statistics 279.0 279.0
                 
2000 total 34,106.7 16,016.0 4,316.5 4,711.7 5,005.7 506.6 1,820.2 1,730.1
Elementary/secondary 20,039.6 16,003.5 1,989.6 260.5 198.9 48.5 1,461.8 76.8
Postsecondary 10,727.3 55.2 4,451.2 4,690.3 1,530.6
Other programs 3,223.4 12.5 2,271.7 458.1 358.4 122.7
Education research and statistics 116.5 116.5
                 
2002 total 46,324.4 19,742.1 4,967.8 8,306.0 8,668.2 608.9 2,200.3 1,831.3
Elementary/secondary 25,246.2 19,729.2 2,429.8 490.0 454.9 77.6 1,829.5 235.3
Postsecondary 17,056.2 199.2 7,816.0 7,588.1 1,452.9
Other programs 3,396.8 12.9 2,338.8 531.3 370.8 143.1
Education research and statistics 625.2 625.2
                 
2003 total 57,442.9 23,837.7 6,164.6 11,032.5 10,731.8 657.8 2,478.9 2,539.6
Elementary/secondary 30,749.3 23,822.8 3,141.1 594.3 637.4 109.5 2,105.6 338.6
Postsecondary 22,706.4 668.6 10,438.2 9,542.5 2,057.2
Other programs 3,435.2 14.9 2,354.9 548.3 373.3 143.8
Education research and statistics 551.9 551.9
                 
2004 total 62,903.4 26,012.4 6,334.5 12,005.0 10,977.0 648.9 2,730.1 4,195.4
Elementary/secondary 33,689.4 25,990.0 3,611.7 606.2 642.5 126.4 2,300.0 412.6
Postsecondary 25,341.0 420.9 11,398.8 9,899.3 3,621.9
Other programs 3,437.8 22.4 2,301.9 522.5 430.1 160.9
Education research and statistics 435.2 435.2
                 
2005 total 72,893.3 28,900.2 7,126.3 14,708.2 13,362.4 669.8 3,023.0 5,103.4
Elementary/secondary 37,477.6 28,878.6 3,971.6 698.1 790.0 145.9 2,578.4 415.0
Postsecondary 31,420.0 777.1 14,010.1 12,115.6 4,517.2
Other programs 3,538.9 21.6 2,377.6 523.9 444.6 171.2
Education research and statistics 456.8 456.8
                 
2006 total 93,571.5 30,236.6 8,331.3 22,955.1 21,376.1 693.2 2,902.3 7,076.8
Elementary/secondary 38,863.4 30,214.8 4,098.7 741.5 775.1 168.6 2,455.5 409.2
Postsecondary 50,624.6 1,702.4 22,213.6 20,210.5 6,498.1
Other programs 3,692.9 21.8 2,530.2 524.6 446.8 169.5
Education research and statistics 390.5 390.5
                 
2007 total 71,808.0 29,008.8 7,429.4 14,269.9 13,877.6 613.2 2,931.5 3,677.7
Elementary/secondary 37,562.1 28,990.4 4,018.7 824.4 781.5 73.8 2,460.7 412.6
Postsecondary 30,052.0 805.5 13,445.5 12,658.6 57.8 3,084.6
Other programs 3,756.4 18.4 2,605.2 539.4 413.0 180.5
Education research and statistics 437.5 437.5
                 
2008 total 72,177.8 29,553.0 7,377.7 14,371.2 13,585.9 1,348.8 2,997.9 2,943.3
Elementary/secondary 38,330.4 29,533.5 4,100.2 859.6 800.2 96.3 2,518.1 422.5
Postsecondary 28,838.8 618.8 13,511.6 12,322.0 58.3 2,328.1
Other programs 4,545.0 19.5 2,658.7 1,252.5 421.5 192.7
Education research and statistics 463.7 463.7
                 
2009 total 85,224.7 40,300.0 8,402.8 14,828.8 14,782.5 1,415.3 4,068.7 1,426.6
Elementary/secondary 52,468.1 40,273.4 5,562.4 893.8 1,325.9 76.3 3,590.7 745.4
Postsecondary 27,626.6 228.0 13,935.0 12,878.0 63.7 521.9
Other programs 4,551.4 26.6 2,612.3 1,339.0 414.1 159.3
Education research and statistics 578.6 578.6
                 
2010 total 91,893.2 38,137.0 8,744.6 18,616.4 18,027.3 2,677.1 3,888.2 1,802.5
Elementary/secondary 49,621.5 38,112.4 5,287.1 881.1 1,216.3 84.0 3,363.9 676.7
Postsecondary 36,539.7 581.9 17,735.3 16,152.0 1,061.9 68.4 940.1
Other programs 5,073.1 24.6 2,875.6 1,531.2 455.9 185.7
Education research and statistics 659.0 659.0
                 
2011 total 93,486.0 29,914.9 7,145.2 26,120.2 24,641.3 2,107.0 2,963.9 593.4
Elementary/secondary 38,693.6 29,890.3 4,175.2 878.0 801.3 82.6 2,446.7 419.4
Postsecondary 48,880.3 120.7 25,242.2 23,231.2 230.5 65.5 -9.9
Other programs 5,303.3 24.6 2,849.3 1,793.9 451.7 183.9
Education research and statistics 608.8 608.8
†Not applicable.
1 Includes funds for vocational education and for federal programs at libraries and museums.
2 Other recipients include American Indian tribes, private nonprofit agencies, and banks.
NOTE: Outlays by type of recipient are estimated based on obligation data. Negative amounts occur when program receipts exceed outlays. The increase in postsecondary expenditures in 2006 resulted primarily from an accounting adjustment. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, fiscal years 1982 through 2012. U.S. Department of Education, Budget Service, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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