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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 347. Educational and general expenditures of degree-granting public universities, by purpose: 1976-77 to 2000-01

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            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |Operation and|  Scholar- |
Year        |    Total | Instruc- |     Admini- | Student | Research |Libraries|  Public | maintenance | ships and |Mandatory
            |          |     tion |  stration\1\|services |          |         | service |    of plant |fellowships|transfers
____________|__________|__________|_____________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_____________|___________|_________
1           |        2 |        3 |           4 |       5 |        6 |       7 |       8 |           9 |        10 |      11
____________|__________|__________|_____________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_____________|___________|_________
            |                                       Expenditures, in thousands of current dollars
            |________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1976-77 ....|$9,413,626|$3,670,554|   $1,222,410| $346,906|$1,727,807| $331,614| $763,809|     $857,677|   $377,749| $115,099
1977-78 ....|10,220,191| 4,009,870|    1,344,538|  388,262| 1,896,578|  343,198|  803,309|      938,952|    389,682|  105,803
1978-79 ....|11,284,191| 4,408,025|    1,478,568|  419,231| 2,136,135|  363,875|  920,726|    1,046,740|    396,356|  114,533
1979-80 ....|12,540,072| 4,860,411|    1,572,523|  473,460| 2,444,471|  463,642|1,012,376|    1,148,942|    439,461|  124,786
1980-81 ....|13,951,029| 5,374,271|    1,795,504|  525,891| 2,743,145|  451,978|1,158,512|    1,270,339|    492,225|  139,164
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1981-82 ....|15,077,263| 5,852,958|    1,974,219|  566,366| 2,903,178|  488,939|1,223,417|    1,412,557|    525,498|  130,131
1982-83 ....|16,089,168| 6,247,358|    2,107,933|  604,657| 3,086,846|  528,470|1,300,353|    1,512,947|    562,903|  137,702
1983-84 ....|17,234,711| 6,646,501|    2,263,565|  643,614| 3,295,053|  577,136|1,385,191|    1,627,702|    624,642|  171,306
1984-85 ....|18,960,810| 7,257,618|    2,598,784|  701,451| 3,682,755|  609,365|1,519,324|    1,745,825|    677,533|  168,155
1985-86 ....|20,716,657| 7,807,522|    2,882,006|  762,324| 4,076,258|  669,253|1,664,917|    1,831,618|    780,080|  242,679
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1986-87 ....|22,023,387| 8,368,187|    3,088,348|  819,829| 4,399,405|  677,531|1,725,613|    1,829,880|    847,328|  267,266
1987-88 ....|23,848,427| 8,902,624|    3,311,806|  889,528| 4,911,929|  762,858|1,857,008|    1,934,489|    949,438|  328,746
1988-89 ....|26,138,665| 9,623,797|    3,638,424|  975,801| 5,476,936|  813,888|2,096,267|    2,069,744|  1,096,447|  347,362
1989-90 ....|28,338,312|10,364,088|    3,927,198|1,047,364| 6,030,489|  871,279|2,273,699|    2,222,046|  1,211,690|  390,458
1990-91 ....|30,367,325|11,012,373|    4,157,677|1,103,058| 6,599,209|  906,506|2,479,956|    2,305,115|  1,367,754|  435,676
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1991-92 ....|31,565,791|11,373,749|    4,198,990|1,161,633| 6,937,360|  946,098|2,609,520|    2,323,220|  1,556,868|  458,354
1992-93 ....|32,836,061|11,708,500|    4,317,605|1,211,143| 7,330,922|  959,306|2,714,785|    2,365,942|  1,734,530|  493,328
1993-94 ....|34,318,548|12,115,695|    4,578,770|1,273,008| 7,676,832|1,006,301|2,784,869|    2,459,895|  1,909,173|  514,006
1994-95 ....|36,255,063|12,837,030|    4,814,366|1,348,617| 8,082,388|1,096,566|2,943,284|    2,526,104|  2,057,116|  549,593
1995-96 ....|37,693,678|13,289,323|    5,146,842|1,419,733| 8,211,609|1,134,159|3,082,968|    2,596,786|  2,235,290|  576,968
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1996-97 ....|39,353,941|13,813,628|    5,404,019|1,480,850| 8,526,355|1,186,456|3,232,115|    2,691,399|  2,411,021|  608,098
1997-98 ....|41,551,927|14,485,538|    5,797,811|1,577,692| 9,002,477|1,240,490|3,410,642|    2,810,812|  2,576,976|  649,488
1998-99\2\ .|44,002,614|15,121,131|    6,215,758|1,650,929| 9,654,840|1,322,548|3,713,609|    2,907,790|  2,758,790|  657,220
1999-2000...|47,249,323|16,049,830|\3\ 8,081,443|1,777,295|10,565,908|      ---|3,959,248|    3,093,295|  3,001,466|  720,838
2000-01 ....|50,655,088|17,241,756|\3\ 8,617,036|1,892,995|11,374,419|      ---|4,249,497|    3,338,297|  3,212,858|  728,229
            |================================================================================================================
            |                                              Percentage distribution
            |________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1976-77 ....|     100.0|      39.0|         13.0|      3.7|      18.4|      3.5|      8.1|          9.1|        4.0|      1.2
1980-81 ....|     100.0|      38.5|         12.9|      3.8|      19.7|      3.2|      8.3|          9.1|        3.5|      1.0
1985-86 ....|     100.0|      37.7|         13.9|      3.7|      19.7|      3.2|      8.0|          8.8|        3.8|      1.2
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1986-87 ....|     100.0|      38.0|         14.0|      3.7|      20.0|      3.1|      7.8|          8.3|        3.8|      1.2
1987-88 ....|     100.0|      37.3|         13.9|      3.7|      20.6|      3.2|      7.8|          8.1|        4.0|      1.4
1988-89 ....|     100.0|      36.8|         13.9|      3.7|      21.0|      3.1|      8.0|          7.9|        4.2|      1.3
1989-90 ....|     100.0|      36.6|         13.9|      3.7|      21.3|      3.1|      8.0|          7.8|        4.3|      1.4
1990-91 ....|     100.0|      36.3|         13.7|      3.6|      21.7|      3.0|      8.2|          7.6|        4.5|      1.4
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1991-92 ....|     100.0|      36.0|         13.3|      3.7|      22.0|      3.0|      8.3|          7.4|        4.9|      1.5
1992-93 ....|     100.0|      35.7|         13.1|      3.7|      22.3|      2.9|      8.3|          7.2|        5.3|      1.5
1993-94 ....|     100.0|      35.3|         13.3|      3.7|      22.4|      2.9|      8.1|          7.2|        5.6|      1.5
1994-95 ....|     100.0|      35.4|         13.3|      3.7|      22.3|      3.0|      8.1|          7.0|        5.7|      1.5
1995-96 ....|     100.0|      35.3|         13.7|      3.8|      21.8|      3.0|      8.2|          6.9|        5.9|      1.5
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1996-97 ....|     100.0|      35.1|         13.7|      3.8|      21.7|      3.0|      8.2|          6.8|        6.1|      1.5
1997-98 ....|     100.0|      34.9|         14.0|      3.8|      21.7|      3.0|      8.2|          6.8|        6.2|      1.6
1998-99\2\ .|     100.0|      34.4|         14.1|      3.8|      21.9|      3.0|      8.4|          6.6|        6.3|      1.5
1999-2000...|     100.0|      34.0|\3\      17.1|      3.8|      22.4|      ---|      8.4|          6.5|        6.4|      1.5
2000-01 ....|     100.0|      34.0|\3\      17.0|      3.7|      22.5|      ---|      8.4|          6.6|        6.3|      1.4
            |================================================================================================================
            |                       Expenditure per full-time-equivalent student in constant 2000-01 dollars
            |________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1976-77 ....|   $15,999|    $6,238|       $2,078|     $590|    $2,937|     $564|   $1,298|       $1,458|       $642|     $196
1980-81 ....|    15,402|     5,933|        1,982|      581|     3,028|      499|    1,279|        1,402|        543|      154
1985-86 ....|    18,214|     6,864|        2,534|      670|     3,584|      588|    1,464|        1,610|        686|      213
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1986-87 ....|    18,847|     7,161|        2,643|      702|     3,765|      580|    1,477|        1,566|        725|      229
1987-88 ....|    19,388|     7,238|        2,692|      723|     3,993|      620|    1,510|        1,573|        772|      267
1988-89 ....|    19,885|     7,321|        2,768|      742|     4,167|      619|    1,595|        1,575|        834|      264
1989-90 ....|    20,257|     7,409|        2,807|      749|     4,311|      623|    1,625|        1,588|        866|      279
1990-91 ....|    20,391|     7,395|        2,792|      741|     4,431|      609|    1,665|        1,548|        918|      293
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1991-92 ....|    20,348|     7,332|        2,707|      749|     4,472|      610|    1,682|        1,498|      1,004|      295
1992-93 ....|    20,806|     7,419|        2,736|      767|     4,645|      608|    1,720|        1,499|      1,099|      313
1993-94 ....|    21,391|     7,552|        2,854|      793|     4,785|      627|    1,736|        1,533|      1,190|      320
1994-95 ....|    22,060|     7,811|        2,929|      821|     4,918|      667|    1,791|        1,537|      1,252|      334
1995-96 ....|    22,326|     7,871|        3,048|      841|     4,864|      672|    1,826|        1,538|      1,324|      342
            |          |          |             |         |          |         |         |             |           |
1996-97 ....|    22,693|     7,966|        3,116|      854|     4,917|      684|    1,864|        1,552|      1,390|      351
1997-98 ....|    23,327|     8,132|        3,255|      886|     5,054|      696|    1,915|        1,578|      1,447|      365
1998-99\2\ .|    24,007|     8,250|        3,391|      901|     5,267|      722|    2,026|        1,586|      1,505|      359
1999-2000...|    24,770|     8,414|\3\     4,237|      932|     5,539|      ---|    2,076|        1,622|      1,573|      378
2000-01 ....|    25,425|     8,654|\3\     4,325|      950|     5,709|      ---|    2,133|        1,676|      1,613|      366
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\1\Includes institutional and academic support less libraries.
\2\Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)
\3\Includes libraries.

NOTE: Data in this table may differ slightly from data appearing in other tables. Data for 1976-77 through 1985-86 include only institutions which provided both enrollment and finance data. The Consumer Price Index was used to convert the per student figures to constant dollars. Data for 1976-77 to 1995-96 are for institutions of higher education. Institutions of higher education were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or recognized directly by the Secretary of Education. The new degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, except that it includes some additional institutions, primarily 2-year colleges, and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not award associate's or higher degrees. (See 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, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" surveys, 1976-77 through 1985-86 and "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 through 1985; 1986-87 through 2000-01 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87-99), and "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF: 86-99), and Spring 2001 and Spring 2002; and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index. (This table was prepared October 2003.)