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Table 410. Voluntary support for degree-granting institutions, by source and purpose of support: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11
Year Total voluntary support, in millions of constant 2011-12 dollars1 In millions of current dollars Voluntary support as a percent of total expenditures2
Total voluntary support Sources Purpose
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 12
1949-50 $2,306 $240 $60 $60 $28 $60 $16 $16 $101 $139 10.7
1959-60 6,312 815 191 194 130 163 80 57 385 430 14.6
1965-66 10,270 1,440 310 350 230 357 108 85 675 765 11.5
1970-71 10,655 1,860 458 495 259 418 104 126 1,050 810 8.0
1975-76 9,889 2,410 588 569 379 549 130 195 1,480 930 6.2
                       
1980-81 11,112 4,230 1,049 1,007 778 922 140 334 2,590 1,640 6.6
1985-86 15,475 7,400 1,825 1,781 1,702 1,363 211 518 4,022 3,378 7.6
1989-90 17,564 9,800 2,540 2,230 2,170 1,920 240 700 5,440 4,360 7.3
1990-91 17,333 10,200 2,680 2,310 2,230 2,030 240 710 5,830 4,370 7.0
1993-94 19,221 12,350 3,410 2,800 2,510 2,540 240 850 6,710 5,640 7.1
                       
1994-95 19,291 12,750 3,600 2,940 2,560 2,460 250 940 7,230 5,520 7.0
1995-96 20,989 14,250 4,040 3,400 2,800 2,815 255 940 7,850 6,400 7.5
1996-97 22,913 16,000 4,650 3,850 3,050 3,200 250 1,000 8,500 7,500 8.0
1997-98 25,888 18,400 5,500 4,500 3,250 3,800 300 1,050 9,000 9,400 8.8
1998-99 28,214 20,400 5,930 4,810 3,610 4,530 330 1,190 9,900 10,500 9.3
                       
1999-2000 31,186 23,200 6,800 5,420 4,150 5,080 370 1,380 11,270 11,930 9.8
2000-01 31,452 24,200 6,830 5,200 4,350 6,000 370 1,450 12,200 12,000 9.3
2001-02 30,522 23,900 5,900 5,400 4,370 6,300 360 1,570 12,400 11,500 8.5
2002-03 29,491 23,600 6,570 4,280 4,250 6,600 360 1,540 12,900 10,700 7.8
2003-04 29,838 24,400 6,700 5,200 4,400 6,200 350 1,550 13,600 10,800 7.7
                       
2004-05 30,391 25,600 7,100 5,000 4,400 7,000 370 1,730 14,200 11,400 7.6
2005-06 32,020 28,000 8,400 5,700 4,600 7,100 375 1,825 15,000 13,000 7.9
2006-07 33,164 29,750 8,270 5,650 4,800 8,500 380 2,150 16,100 13,650 7.9
2007-08 33,968 31,600 8,700 6,120 4,900 9,100 380 2,400 17,070 14,530 7.7
2008-09 29,525 27,850 7,130 4,995 4,620 8,235 325 2,545 16,955 10,895 6.5
                       
2009-10 29,399 28,000 7,100 4,920 4,730 8,400 305 2,545 17,000 11,000 6.3
2010-11 31,188 30,300 7,800 5,650 5,020 8,675 305 2,850 17,800 12,500 6.4
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 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.
SOURCE: Council for Aid to Education, Voluntary Support of Education, selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11. 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, 1949-50 and 1959-60; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2012, Finance component. (This table was prepared December 2012.)
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