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Table 423. U.S. Department of Education outlays, by type of recipient and level of education: Selected fiscal years, 1980 through 2012
[In millions of dollars]
Level of education and year Total
(constant
fiscal year
2012 dollars)
Type of recipient (current dollars)
Total Local
education
agencies
State
education
agencies
Postsecondary
students
Postsecondary
institutions
Federal
institutions
Other education
organizations1
Other
recipients2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total, all levels of education                  
1980 $35,939.7 $13,137.8 $5,313.7 $1,103.2 $2,137.4 $2,267.2 $249.8 $693.8 $1,372.7
1985 33,615.6 16,701.1 6,225.0 1,502.9 2,434.7 2,362.3 287.3 503.9 3,385.0
1990 40,060.2 23,198.6 8,000.7 2,490.3 3,859.6 3,649.8 441.4 912.2 3,844.4
1995 46,407.3 31,403.0 11,210.7 3,584.0 4,964.7 5,016.1 485.4 1,349.2 4,792.9
2000 45,948.8 34,106.7 16,016.0 4,316.5 4,711.7 5,005.7 506.6 1,820.2 1,730.1
                   
2003 72,370.2 57,442.9 23,837.7 6,164.6 11,032.5 10,731.8 657.8 2,478.9 2,539.6
2004 77,055.8 62,903.4 26,012.4 6,334.5 12,005.0 10,977.0 648.9 2,730.1 4,195.4
2005 86,123.5 72,893.3 28,900.2 7,126.3 14,708.2 13,362.4 669.8 3,023.0 5,103.4
2006 106,775.0 93,571.5 30,236.6 8,331.3 22,955.1 21,376.1 693.2 2,902.3 7,076.8
2007 79,722.9 71,808.0 29,008.8 7,429.4 14,269.9 13,877.6 613.2 2,931.5 3,677.7
                   
2008 77,307.7 72,177.8 29,553.0 7,377.7 14,371.2 13,585.9 1,348.8 2,997.9 2,943.3
2009 188,100.5 176,478.6 98,899.2 16,306.7 23,564.4 22,626.4 1,553.6 12,065.8 1,462.4
2010 96,783.6 91,893.2 38,137.0 8,744.6 18,616.4 18,027.3 2,677.1 3,888.2 1,802.5
2011 96,137.0 93,777.3 29,870.2 7,146.2 26,324.7 24,471.9 2,407.1 2,957.5 599.7
2012 99,130.1 99,130.1 29,836.6 7,175.8 29,088.8 26,671.4 2,812.1 2,948.2 597.3
                   
Elementary/secondary                  
1980 18,134.5 6,629.1 5,309.4 662.2 34.2 22.0 62.5 513.4 25.5
1985 14,686.6 7,296.7 6,220.8 636.0 58.0 25.2 2.4 322.4 31.9
1990 16,717.9 9,681.3 7,995.0 700.3 80.5 85.4 113.1 650.7 56.3
1995 20,732.0 14,029.0 11,203.3 1,410.0 190.5 170.1 70.3 946.9 37.9
2000 26,997.5 20,039.6 16,003.5 1,989.6 260.5 198.9 48.5 1,461.8 76.8
                   
2003 38,739.9 30,749.3 23,822.8 3,141.1 594.3 637.4 109.5 2,105.6 338.6
2004 41,269.1 33,689.4 25,990.0 3,611.7 606.2 642.5 126.4 2,300.0 412.6
2005 44,279.8 37,477.6 28,878.6 3,971.6 698.1 790.0 145.9 2,578.4 415.0
2006 44,347.2 38,863.4 30,214.8 4,098.7 741.5 775.1 168.6 2,455.5 409.2
2007 41,702.3 37,562.1 28,990.4 4,018.7 824.4 781.5 73.8 2,460.7 412.6
                   
2008 41,054.6 38,330.4 29,533.5 4,100.2 859.6 800.2 96.3 2,518.1 422.5
2009 134,792.4 126,464.1 98,872.6 12,952.2 893.8 1,325.9 86.1 11,588.0 745.4
2010 52,262.3 49,621.5 38,112.4 5,287.1 881.1 1,216.3 84.0 3,363.9 676.7
2011 39,624.8 38,652.2 29,845.6 4,176.2 876.9 800.5 93.8 2,440.3 419.0
2012 38,601.6 38,601.6 29,812.1 4,179.2 884.8 789.8 98.4 2,426.3 411.0
                   
Postsecondary                  
1980 15,544.2 5,682.2 99.5 2,103.2 2,166.5 1,313.0
1985 16,509.8 8,202.5 228.3 2,376.7 2,308.3 3,289.2
1990 19,299.1 11,176.0 261.6 3,779.1 3,475.0 3,660.4
1995 21,035.0 14,234.0 250.8 4,774.2 4,567.0 4,642.0
2000 14,451.9 10,727.3 55.2 4,451.2 4,690.3 1,530.6
                   
2003 28,607.0 22,706.4 668.6 10,438.2 9,542.5 2,057.2
2004 31,042.4 25,341.0 420.9 11,398.8 9,899.3 3,621.9
2005 37,122.7 31,420.0 777.1 14,010.1 12,115.6 4,517.2
2006 57,768.0 50,624.6 1,702.4 22,213.6 20,210.5 6,498.1
2007 33,364.4 30,052.0 805.5 13,445.5 12,658.6 57.8 3,084.6
                   
2008 30,888.4 28,838.8 618.8 13,511.6 12,322.0 58.3 2,328.1
2009 47,051.8 44,144.7 228.0 22,670.6 20,624.7 63.7 557.7
2010 38,484.3 36,539.7 581.9 17,735.3 16,152.0 1,061.9 68.4 940.1
2011 50,499.8 49,260.3 120.7 25,447.8 23,062.6 557.9 65.5 5.7
2012 54,470.2 54,470.2 117.3 28,204.0 25,287.9 784.9 65.4 10.6
                   
Other programs                  
1980 2,045.5 747.7 4.3 341.5 187.3 180.4 34.2
1985 2,361.2 1,173.1 4.2 638.6 284.9 181.5 63.9
1990 3,888.5 2,251.8 5.7 1,528.5 328.3 261.5 127.8
1995 4,228.0 2,861.0 7.4 1,923.2 415.1 402.3 113.0
2000 4,342.6 3,223.4 12.5 2,271.7 458.1 358.4 122.7
                   
2003 4,327.9 3,435.2 14.9 2,354.9 548.3 373.3 143.8
2004 4,211.3 3,437.8 22.4 2,301.9 522.5 430.1 160.9
2005 4,181.2 3,538.9 21.6 2,377.6 523.9 444.6 171.2
2006 4,214.0 3,692.9 21.8 2,530.2 524.6 446.8 169.5
2007 4,170.4 3,756.4 18.4 2,605.2 539.4 413.0 180.5
                   
2008 4,868.0 4,545.0 19.5 2,658.7 1,252.5 421.5 192.7
2009 5,536.2 5,194.1 26.6 3,126.5 1,467.5 414.1 159.3
2010 5,343.1 5,073.1 24.6 2,875.6 1,531.2 455.9 185.7
2011 5,388.2 5,255.9 24.6 2,849.3 1,755.4 451.7 175.0
2012 5,464.7 5,464.7 24.5 2,879.3 1,928.8 456.5 175.7
                   
Education research and statistics                  
1980 215.3 78.7 78.7
1985 58.0 28.8 28.8
1990 154.5 89.5 89.5
1995 412.3 279.0 279.0
2000 156.9 116.5 116.5
                   
2003 695.3 551.9 551.9
2004 533.1 435.2 435.2
2005 539.7 456.8 456.8
2006 445.7 390.5 390.5
2007 485.7 437.5 437.5
                   
2008 496.7 463.7 463.7
2009 720.3 675.8 675.8
2010 694.1 659.0 659.0
2011 624.1 608.8 608.8
2012 593.7 593.7 593.7
†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. All funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are included in FY 2009. Most ARRA funds had a 2-year availability, meaning that they were available for the Department of Education to obligate during FY 2009 and FY 2010. 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 2013. U.S. Department of Education, Budget Service, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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