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Table 25. Expenditures of educational institutions related to the gross domestic product, by level of institution: Selected years, 1929-30 through 2003-04
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      |          |            |       Expenditures for education in current dollars
      |          |            |_________________________________________________________
      |          |            | All educational |All elementary and|  All colleges and
      |     Gross|            |  institutions   | secondary schools|    universities
      |  domestic|            |_________________|__________________|____________________
      |   product|            |        |    As a|         |    As a|           |    As a
      |       (in|            |        | percent|         | percent|           | percent
      |  billions|            | Amount,|of gross|  Amount,|of gross|           |of gross
      |of current|            |      in|domestic|       in|domestic|    Amount,|domestic
Year  |  dollars)| School year|millions|product | millions| product|   millions| product
______|__________|____________|________|________|_________|________|___________|________
1     |         2|           3|       4|       5|        6|       7|          8|       9
______|__________|____________|________|________|_________|________|___________|________
1929 .|    $103.6|    1929-30 |     ---|        |     --- |        |       $632|     0.6
1939 .|      92.2|    1939-40 |     ---|        |     --- |        |        758|     0.8
1949 .|     267.3|    1949-50 |  $8,494|     3.2|   $6,249|     2.3|      2,246|     0.8
1959 .|     506.6|    1959-60 |  22,314|     4.4|   16,713|     3.3|      5,601|     1.1
1961 .|     544.7|    1961-62 |  26,828|     4.9|   19,673|     3.6|      7,155|     1.3
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1963 .|     617.7|    1963-64 |  32,003|     5.2|   22,825|     3.7|      9,178|     1.5
1965 .|     719.1|    1965-66 |  40,558|     5.6|   28,048|     3.9|     12,509|     1.7
1967 .|     832.6|    1967-68 |  51,558|     6.2|   35,077|     4.2|     16,481|     2.0
1969 .|     984.6|    1969-70 |  64,227|     6.5|   43,183|     4.4|     21,043|     2.1
1970 .|   1,038.5|    1970-71 |  71,575|     6.9|   48,200|     4.6|     23,375|     2.3
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1971 .|   1,127.1|    1971-72 |  76,510|     6.8|   50,950|     4.5|     25,560|     2.3
1972 .|   1,238.3|    1972-73 |  82,908|     6.7|   54,952|     4.4|     27,956|     2.3
1973 .|   1,382.7|    1973-74 |  91,084|     6.6|   60,370|     4.4|     30,714|     2.2
1974 .|   1,500.0|    1974-75 | 103,903|     6.9|   68,846|     4.6|     35,058|     2.3
1975 .|   1,638.3|    1975-76 | 114,004|     7.0|   75,101|     4.6|     38,903|     2.4
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1976 .|   1,825.3|    1976-77 | 121,793|     6.7|   79,194|     4.3|     42,600|     2.3
1977 .|   2,030.9|    1977-78 | 132,515|     6.5|   86,544|     4.3|     45,971|     2.3
1978 .|   2,294.7|    1978-79 | 143,733|     6.3|   93,012|     4.1|     50,721|     2.2
1979 .|   2,563.3|    1979-80 | 160,075|     6.2|  103,162|     4.0|     56,914|     2.2
1980 .|   2,789.5|    1980-81 | 176,378|     6.3|  112,325|     4.0|     64,053|     2.3
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1981 .|   3,128.4|    1981-82 | 190,825|     6.1|  120,486|     3.9|     70,339|     2.2
1982 .|   3,255.0|    1982-83 | 204,661|     6.3|  128,725|     4.0|     75,936|     2.3
1983 .|   3,536.7|    1983-84 | 220,993|     6.2|  139,000|     3.9|     81,993|     2.3
1984 .|   3,933.2|    1984-85 | 239,351|     6.1|  149,400|     3.8|     89,951|     2.3
1985 .|   4,220.3|    1985-86 | 259,336|     6.1|  161,800|     3.8|     97,536|     2.3
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1986 .|   4,462.8|    1986-87 | 280,964|     6.3|  175,200|     3.9|    105,764|     2.4
1987 .|   4,739.5|    1987-88 | 301,786|     6.4|  187,999|     4.0|    113,787|     2.4
1988 .|   5,103.8|    1988-89 | 333,246|     6.5|  209,377|     4.1|    123,868|     2.4
1989 .|   5,484.4|    1989-90 | 365,625|     6.7|  230,970|     4.2|    134,656|     2.5
1990 .|   5,803.1|    1990-91 | 395,018|     6.8|  248,930|     4.3|    146,088|     2.5
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1991 .|   5,995.9|    1991-92 | 417,444|     7.0|  261,255|     4.4|    156,189|     2.6
1992 .|   6,337.7|    1992-93 | 439,576|     6.9|  274,335|     4.3|    165,241|     2.6
1993 .|   6,657.4|    1993-94 | 460,857|     6.9|  287,507|     4.3|    173,351|     2.6
1994 .|   7,072.2|    1994-95 | 485,369|     6.9|  302,400|     4.3|    182,969|     2.6
1995 .|   7,397.7|    1995-96 | 508,723|     6.9|  318,246|     4.3|    190,476|     2.6
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
1996 .|   7,816.9|    1996-97 | 539,054|     6.9|  339,151|     4.3|    199,903|     2.6
1997 .|   8,304.3|    1997-98 | 570,271|     6.9|  361,415|     4.4|    208,856|     2.5
1998 .|   8,747.0|    1998-99 | 603,247|     6.9|  384,038|     4.4|    219,209|     2.5
1999 .|   9,268.4|   1999-2000| 648,322|     7.0|  411,538|     4.4|    236,784|     2.6
2000 .|   9,817.0|    2000-01 | 702,217|     7.2|  442,011|     4.5|    260,206|     2.7
      |          |            |        |        |         |        |           |
2001 .|  10,128.0|    2001-02 | 748,480|     7.4|  467,764|     4.6|    280,715|     2.8
2002 .|  10,469.6|\1\ 2002-03 | 784,246|     7.5|  488,706|     4.7|    295,540|     2.8
2003 .|  10,971.2|\2\ 2003-04 | 826,600|     7.5|  511,200|     4.7|    315,400|     2.9
______|__________|____________|________|________|_________|________|___________|________
---Not available.
\1\Preliminary data for public elementary and secondary schools and estimates for public degree-granting institutions
\2\Estimated.
NOTE: Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools include current expenditures, interest on school debt, and capital outlay. Data for private elementary and secondary schools are estimated. Data for colleges and universities for 1929-30 and 1939-40 include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value. Public and private degree-granting institutions data for 1949-50 through 1995-96 are for current-fund expenditures. Data for private degree-granting institutions for 1996-97 and later years are for total expenditures. Data for public degree- granting institutions for 1996-97 through 2000-01 are for current expenditures; later years are estimates of total expenditues. Excludes expenditures of postsecondary institutions that do not confer associate's or higher degrees. Data for 1995-96 and later years are for 4-year and 2-year degree-granting institutions that were eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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, Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1919-20 through 1949-50; Statistics of State School Systems, 1951-52 through 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditure for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1970-71 through 1986-87; The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987-88 through 2002-03; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education, 1965-66 through 1985-86; 1986-87 through 2002-03 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87-99), and Spring 2002 through Spring 2004. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, unpublished data. (This table was prepared August 2005.)


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