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Table 333.80. Voluntary support for degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by source and purpose of support: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2013-14
Year Total
voluntary
support, in
millions of
constant 2014-
15 dollars1
In millions of current dollars Voluntary
support as
a percent
of total
expend-
itures2
Total
voluntary
support
Sources Purpose
Alumni Nonalumni
individ-
uals
Corpora-
tions
Foun-
dations
Religious
organi-
zations
Other
organi-
zations
Current
opera-
tions
Capital
purposes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1949-50 $2,398 $240 $60 $60 $28 $60 $16 $16 $101 $139 10.7
1959-60 6,565 815 191 194 130 163 80 57 385 430 14.6
1965-66 10,681 1,440 310 350 230 357 108 85 675 765 11.5
1970-71 11,082 1,860 458 495 259 418 104 126 1,050 810 8.0
1975-76 10,285 2,410 588 569 379 549 130 195 1,480 930 6.2
                       
1980-81 11,557 4,230 1,049 1,007 778 922 140 334 2,590 1,640 6.6
1985-86 16,095 7,400 1,825 1,781 1,702 1,363 211 518 4,022 3,378 7.6
1989-90 18,267 9,800 2,540 2,230 2,170 1,920 240 700 5,440 4,360 7.3
1990-91 18,027 10,200 2,680 2,310 2,230 2,030 240 710 5,830 4,370 7.0
1993-94 19,991 12,350 3,410 2,800 2,510 2,540 240 850 6,710 5,640 7.1
                       
1994-95 20,063 12,750 3,600 2,940 2,560 2,460 250 940 7,230 5,520 7.0
1995-96 21,829 14,250 4,040 3,400 2,800 2,815 255 940 7,850 6,400 7.5
1996-97 23,830 16,000 4,650 3,850 3,050 3,200 250 1,000 8,500 7,500 8.0
1997-98 26,925 18,400 5,500 4,500 3,250 3,800 300 1,050 9,000 9,400 8.8
1998-99 29,343 20,400 5,930 4,810 3,610 4,530 330 1,190 9,900 10,500 9.3
                       
1999-2000 32,434 23,200 6,800 5,420 4,150 5,080 370 1,380 11,270 11,930 9.8
2000-01 32,712 24,200 6,830 5,200 4,350 6,000 370 1,450 12,200 12,000 9.3
2001-02 31,744 23,900 5,900 5,400 4,370 6,300 360 1,570 12,400 11,500 8.5
2002-03 30,672 23,600 6,570 4,280 4,250 6,600 360 1,540 12,900 10,700 7.8
2003-04 31,033 24,400 6,700 5,200 4,400 6,200 350 1,550 13,600 10,800 7.7
                       
2004-05 31,608 25,600 7,100 5,000 4,400 7,000 370 1,730 14,200 11,400 7.6
2005-06 33,303 28,000 8,400 5,700 4,600 7,100 375 1,825 15,000 13,000 7.9
2006-07 34,492 29,750 8,270 5,650 4,800 8,500 380 2,150 16,100 13,650 7.9
2007-08 35,328 31,600 8,700 6,120 4,900 9,100 380 2,400 17,070 14,530 7.7
2008-09 30,707 27,850 7,130 4,995 4,620 8,235 325 2,545 16,955 10,895 6.5
                       
2009-10 30,576 28,000 7,100 4,920 4,730 8,400 305 2,545 17,000 11,000 6.3
2010-11 32,437 30,300 7,800 5,650 5,020 8,675 305 2,850 17,800 12,500 6.4
2011-12 32,241 31,000 7,700 5,825 5,250 9,150 275 2,800 18,900 12,100 6.4
2012-13 34,578 33,800 9,000 6,200 5,100 10,000 300 3,200 20,200 13,600 6.8
2013-14 37,723 37,450 9,850 6,500 5,750 11,200 (3) 4,150 21,800 15,650 7.2
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
2 Total expenditures include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value through 1995-96.
3 For 2013-14, voluntary support from religious organizations is included with that from other organizations.
NOTE: Data rounding is consistent with the original source material. Voluntary support data are from the Council for Aid to Education, while the percentage of total expenditures is based on total expenditures reported through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
SOURCE: Council for Aid to Education, Voluntary Support of Education, selected years, 1949-50 through 2013-14. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), selected years, 1965-66 through 1985-86; Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education, 1949-50 and 1959-60; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2015, Finance component. (This table was prepared March 2016.)

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