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Academic Libraries: 2008
NCES 2010-348
December 2009


Table 10. Expenditures for different types of information resources at academic libraries, by control, level, size, and Carnegie classification of institution: Fiscal year 2008

Institutional characteristic Total number of libraries Information resources total1   Books, serial backfiles and other materials   Current serial subscriptions Document delivery/inter- library loan Preservation Other expenditures for information resources
Total Electronic Audiovisual Total Electronic
All U.S. academic libraries 3,827 $2,663,081,820   $788,627,781 $133,586,086 $43,849,233   $1,704,298,887 $1,004,393,298 $30,495,790 $41,590,609 $98,068,753
                         
Control                         
Public  1,576 1,537,511,561   427,042,609 74,148,629 25,109,653   1,017,904,643 628,441,467 18,730,294 23,307,199 50,526,816
Private  2,251 1,125,570,259   361,585,172 59,437,457 18,739,580   686,394,244 375,951,831 11,765,496 18,283,410 47,541,937
                         
Level2                         
Total 4-year and above  2,393 2,534,240,364   717,513,435 125,493,143 34,870,596   1,650,938,333 977,243,151 29,622,399 40,867,748 95,298,449
Doctor's  721 2,025,495,761   559,447,024 103,394,645 21,842,988   1,327,878,515 823,754,288 23,187,664 33,895,503 81,087,055
Master's  911 359,242,872   107,491,794 14,441,681 8,445,279   232,683,297 113,945,863 4,807,243 4,827,412 9,433,126
Bachelor's  730 124,325,930   46,975,784 6,075,614 4,445,947   71,192,206 34,693,655 1,550,150 1,874,685 2,733,105
Less than 4-year  1,434 128,841,456   71,114,346 8,092,943 8,978,637   53,360,554 27,150,147 873,391 722,861 2,770,304
                         
Size (FTE enrollment)3                         
Less than 1,000  1,455 110,694,627   38,144,192 6,345,073 2,866,101   65,513,688 28,117,990 959,018 1,596,171 4,481,558
1,000 to 2,999  1,136 317,052,253   98,806,785 11,736,018 8,949,807   198,899,789 101,098,846 3,990,798 4,418,532 10,936,349
3,000 to 4,999  475 187,816,416   59,801,846 8,494,703 5,262,997   120,067,823 61,214,589 2,141,597 2,098,323 3,706,827
5,000 to 9,999  405 384,766,925   108,702,180 19,010,829 7,606,676   254,691,941 139,473,553 3,775,908 5,748,840 11,848,056
10,000 to 19,999  238 669,621,735   190,392,504 31,764,978 9,121,773   440,285,665 264,874,589 6,410,250 10,106,562 22,426,754
20,000 or more  118 993,129,864   292,780,274 56,234,485 10,041,879   624,839,981 409,613,731 13,218,219 17,622,181 44,669,209
                         
Carnegie classification2                         
Doctoral/Research  275 1,685,437,698   474,046,700 90,541,016 16,471,975   1,092,261,983 690,888,848 19,353,778 29,598,004 70,177,233
Master's I and II  603 450,647,507   124,253,040 16,316,044 9,178,314   304,181,928 158,137,216 5,661,793 5,378,663 11,172,083
Baccalaureate  557 216,803,945   69,526,661 8,073,765 5,405,183   135,627,722 66,401,183 3,169,795 3,837,951 4,641,816
Baccalaureate/Associates  96 10,793,004   5,582,194 792,086 590,326   4,741,577 2,602,677 53,663 67,665 347,905
Associates  1,474 138,104,464   76,601,591 9,209,426 9,602,218   56,708,205 28,610,892 914,607 754,425 3,125,636
Specialized  645 151,297,994   34,323,950 7,923,962 2,209,452   106,201,337 55,506,072 1,291,792 1,918,079 7,562,836
Not classified  177 9,997,208   4,293,645 729,787 391,765   4,576,135 2,246,410 50,362 35,822 1,041,244
1 "Information resources total" includes books, serial backfiles, current serial subscriptions, document delivery/interlibrary loan, preservation, and other expenditures for information resources.
2 While "level" and "Carnegie classification" are similar, there is not complete overlap in the two classifications. "Level" refers to the highest level of any degree offered by the institution. The "Carnegie classification" is based on criteria such as institutional mission and research funding in addition to highest level of degree awarded. The Carnegie classification was developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and published in A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2005 Edition.
3 Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment is calculated by adding one-third of part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment.
NOTE: The number of doctoral, master's, and bachelor's level institutions does not sum to the total number of 4-year and above institutions because there are 4-year and above institutions that grant "other" degrees and are thus not included in the breakdown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), 2008.


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