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Table 358. Voluntary support for degree-granting institutions, by source and purpose of support: Selected years, 1959–60 through 2006–07

[In millions of current dollars]
Year Total voluntary support1  Sources Purpose Voluntary support as a percent of total expenditures2 
Alumni Nonalumni individuals Corporations Foundations Religious organizations Other Current operations Capital purposes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1959–60 $815 $191 $194 $130 $163 $80 $57 $385 $430 14.6
1965–66 1,440 310 350 230 357 108 85 675 765 11.5
1970–71 1,860 458 495 259 418 104 126 1,050 810 8.0
1975–76 2,410 588 569 379 549 130 195 1,480 930 6.2
1980–81 4,230 1,049 1,007 778 922 140 334 2,590 1,640 6.6
                     
1985–86 7,400 1,825 1,781 1,702 1,363 211 518 4,022 3,378 7.6
1990–91 10,200 2,680 2,310 2,230 2,030 240 710 5,830 4,370 7.0
1994–95 12,750 3,600 2,940 2,560 2,460 250 940 7,230 5,520 7.0
1995–96 14,250 4,040 3,400 2,800 2,815 255 940 7,850 6,400 7.5
1996–97 16,000 4,650 3,850 3,050 3,200 250 1,000 8,500 7,500 8.0
                     
1997–98 18,400 5,500 4,500 3,250 3,800 300 1,050 9,000 9,400 8.8
1998–99 20,400 5,930 4,810 3,610 4,530 330 1,190 9,900 10,500 9.3
1999–2000 23,200 6,800 5,420 4,150 5,080 370 1,380 11,270 11,930 9.8
2000–01 24,200 6,830 5,200 4,350 6,000 370 1,450 12,200 12,000 9.3
2001–02 23,900 5,900 5,400 4,370 6,300 360 1,570 12,400 11,500 8.5
                     
2002–03 23,600 6,570 4,280 4,250 6,600 360 1,540 12,900 10,700 7.8
2003–04 24,400 6,700 5,200 4,400 6,200 350 1,550 13,600 10,800 7.7
2004–05 25,600 7,100 5,000 4,400 7,000 370 1,730 14,200 11,400 7.6
2005–06 28,000 8,400 5,700 4,600 7,100 375 1,825 15,000 13,000 7.9
2006–07 29,750 8,270 5,650 4,800 8,500 380 2,150 16,100 13,650 8.1
1 Data are based on sample surveys of colleges and universities.
2 Total expenditures include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value through 1995–96.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Council for Aid to Education, "Voluntary Support of Education," selected years, 1959–60 through 2006–07. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1965–66 through 1985–86; Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education, 1959–60; and 1986–87 through 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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