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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 366. U.S. Department of Education outlays, by type of recipient and level of education: Selected fiscal years, 1980 to 2006 
[In millions of current dollars]
Year and level of education Total Local education agencies State education agencies Postsecondary students Postsecondary institutions Federal Multiple types of recipients Other1 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1980 total $13,137.8 $5,313.7 $1,103.2 $2,137.4 $2,267.2 $249.8 $693.8 $1,372.7
Elementary/secondary 6,629.1 5,309.4 662.2 34.2 22.0 62.5 513.4 25.5
Postsecondary 5,682.2 99.5 2,103.2 2,166.5 1,313.0
Other programs 747.7 4.3 341.5 187.3 180.4 34.2
Education research and statistics 78.7 78.7
                 
1984 total 15,534.7 5,256.5 1,879.0 2,193.4 2,167.4 330.2 516.7 3,191.4
Elementary/secondary 6,220.8 5,252.4 536.0 55.5 35.3 22.9 259.9 58.8
Postsecondary 7,341.2 211.5 2,137.9 1,972.5 3,019.3
Other programs 1,813.1 4.1 1,131.5 307.3 256.8 113.3
Education research and statistics 159.6 159.6
                 
1988 total 18,326.9 6,614.8 2,234.6 3,103.4 2,519.5 319.4 838.8 2,696.3
Elementary/secondary 8,098.4 6,606.3 717.9 66.2 39.5 23.8 616.7 28.0
Postsecondary 8,247.1 184.6 3,037.2 2,437.6 2,587.7
Other programs 1,939.0 8.5 1,332.1 295.6 222.1 80.6
Education research and statistics 42.4 42.4
                 
1990 total 23,198.6 8,000.7 2,490.3 3,859.6 3,649.8 441.4 912.2 3,844.4
Elementary/secondary 9,681.3 7,995.0 700.3 80.5 85.4 113.1 650.7 56.3
Postsecondary 11,176.0 261.6 3,779.1 3,475.0 3,660.4
Other programs 2,251.8 5.7 1,528.5 328.3 261.5 127.8
Education research and statistics 89.5 89.5
                 
1994 total 29,713.4 10,935.6 3,264.8 4,800.5 4,831.3 504.5 1,258.2 4,118.5
Elementary/secondary 13,769.2 10,929.2 1,354.0 159.9 275.2 60.9 902.1 87.9
Postsecondary 12,871.4 53.0 4,640.6 4,279.3 3,898.5
Other programs 2,796.0 6.4 1,857.8 443.6 356.1 132.1
Education research and statistics 276.8 276.8
                 
1995 total 31,403.0 11,210.7 3,584.0 4,964.7 5,016.1 485.4 1,349.2 4,792.9
Elementary/secondary 14,029.0 11,203.3 1,410.0 190.5 170.1 70.3 946.9 37.9
Postsecondary 14,234.0 250.8 4,774.2 4,567.0 4,642.0
Other programs 2,861.0 7.4 1,923.2 415.1 402.3 113.0
Education research and statistics 279.0 279.0
                 
1996 total 29,977.8 11,077.8 3,669.6 5,129.8 5,053.4 562.1 1,682.3 2,802.9
Elementary/secondary 14,323.8 11,073.1 1,650.7 161.1 141.5 59.2 1,201.4 36.8
Postsecondary 12,257.6 90.7 4,968.7 4,601.0 2,597.2
Other programs 3,085.6 4.7 1,928.2 502.9 480.9 168.9
Education research and statistics 310.9 310.9
                 
1998 total 31,559.0 12,094.5 3,978.2 5,362.0 5,910.2 465.8 1,769.0 1,979.3
Elementary/secondary 16,001.8 12,086.7 1,920.5 265.5 162.4 52.7 1,454.7 59.3
Postsecondary 12,122.3 57.8 5,096.5 5,206.6 1,761.4
Other programs 2,893.7 7.8 1,999.9 413.1 314.3 158.6
Education research and statistics 541.2 541.2
                 
2000 total 34,106.7 16,016.0 4,316.5 4,711.7 5,005.7 506.6 1,820.2 1,730.1
Elementary/secondary 20,039.6 16,003.5 1,989.6 260.5 198.9 48.5 1,461.8 76.8
Postsecondary 10,727.3 55.2 4,451.2 4,690.3 1,530.6
Other programs 3,223.4 12.5 2,271.7 458.1 358.4 122.7
Education research and statistics 116.5 116.5
                 
2002 total 46,324.4 19,742.1 4,967.8 8,306.0 8,668.2 608.9 2,200.3 1,831.3
Elementary/secondary 25,246.2 19,729.2 2,429.8 490.0 454.9 77.6 1,829.5 235.3
Postsecondary 17,056.2 199.2 7,816.0 7,588.1 1,452.9
Other programs 3,396.8 12.9 2,338.8 531.3 370.8 143.1
Education research and statistics 625.2 625.2
                 
2004 total 62,903.4 26,012.4 6,334.5 12,005.0 10,977.0 648.9 2,730.1 4,195.4
Elementary/secondary 33,689.4 25,990.0 3,611.7 606.2 642.5 126.4 2,300.0 412.6
Postsecondary 25,341.0 420.9 11,398.8 9,899.3 3,621.9
Other programs 3,437.8 22.4 2,301.9 522.5 430.1 160.9
Education research and statistics 435.2 435.2
                 
2005 total 72,893.3 28,900.2 7,126.3 14,708.2 13,362.4 669.8 3,023.0 5,103.4
Elementary/secondary 37,477.6 28,878.6 3,971.6 698.1 790.0 145.9 2,578.4 415.0
Postsecondary 31,420.0 777.1 14,010.1 12,115.6 4,517.2
Other programs 3,538.9 21.6 2,377.6 523.9 444.6 171.2
Education research and statistics 456.8 456.8
                 
2006 total 93,928.4 30,592.2 8,484.6 22,744.7 21,271.3 700.5 3,252.3 6,882.8
Elementary/secondary 39,770.5 30,570.6 4,258.7 749.9 797.1 170.6 2,805.5 418.1
Postsecondary 49,953.5 1,674.0 21,994.8 19,991.1 6,293.6
Other programs 3,721.3 21.6 2,551.9 529.9 446.8 171.1
Education research and statistics 483.1 483.1
†Not applicable.
1 Other recipients include American Indian tribes, private nonprofit agencies, and banks.
NOTE: Outlays by type of recipient are estimated based on obligation data. 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 2007. U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Budget Office, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared November 2006.)