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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 2015-16
Year Total
voluntary
support, in
millions of
constant
2016-17
dollars1
In millions of current dollars Voluntary
support
as a
percent of
total expen
ditures2
Total voluntary support Source 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 $2,459 $240 $60 $60 $28 $60 $16 $16 $101 $139 10.7
1959-60 6,731 815 191 194 130 163 80 57 385 430 14.6
1965-66 10,951 1,440 310 350 230 357 108 85 675 765 11.5
1970-71 11,362 1,860 458 495 259 418 104 126 1,050 810 8.0
1975-76 10,545 2,410 588 569 379 549 130 195 1,480 930 6.2
                       
1980-81 11,849 4,230 1,049 1,007 778 922 140 334 2,590 1,640 6.6
1985-86 16,502 7,400 1,825 1,781 1,702 1,363 211 518 4,022 3,378 7.6
1989-90 18,728 9,800 2,540 2,230 2,170 1,920 240 700 5,440 4,360 7.3
1990-91 18,482 10,200 2,680 2,310 2,230 2,030 240 710 5,830 4,370 7.0
1993-94 20,496 12,350 3,410 2,800 2,510 2,540 240 850 6,710 5,640 7.1
                       
1994-95 20,570 12,750 3,600 2,940 2,560 2,460 250 940 7,230 5,520 7.0
1995-96 22,381 14,250 4,040 3,400 2,800 2,815 255 940 7,850 6,400 7.5
1996-97 24,432 16,000 4,650 3,850 3,050 3,200 250 1,000 8,500 7,500 8.0
1997-98 27,605 18,400 5,500 4,500 3,250 3,800 300 1,050 9,000 9,400 8.8
1998-99 30,085 20,400 5,930 4,810 3,610 4,530 330 1,190 9,900 10,500 9.3
                       
1999-2000 33,254 23,200 6,800 5,420 4,150 5,080 370 1,380 11,270 11,930 9.8
2000-01 33,538 24,200 6,830 5,200 4,350 6,000 370 1,450 12,200 12,000 9.3
2001-02 32,546 23,900 5,900 5,400 4,370 6,300 360 1,570 12,400 11,500 8.5
2002-03 31,447 23,600 6,570 4,280 4,250 6,600 360 1,540 12,900 10,700 7.8
2003-04 31,817 24,400 6,700 5,200 4,400 6,200 350 1,550 13,600 10,800 7.7
                       
2004-05 32,406 25,600 7,100 5,000 4,400 7,000 370 1,730 14,200 11,400 7.6
2005-06 34,144 28,000 8,400 5,700 4,600 7,100 375 1,825 15,000 13,000 7.9
2006-07 35,363 29,750 8,270 5,650 4,800 8,500 380 2,150 16,100 13,650 7.9
2007-08 36,220 31,600 8,700 6,120 4,900 9,100 380 2,400 17,070 14,530 7.7
2008-09 31,482 27,850 7,130 4,995 4,620 8,235 325 2,545 16,955 10,895 6.5
                       
2009-10 31,349 28,000 7,100 4,920 4,730 8,400 305 2,545 17,000 11,000 6.3
2010-11 33,256 30,300 7,800 5,650 5,020 8,675 305 2,850 17,800 12,500 6.4
2011-12 33,056 31,000 7,700 5,825 5,250 9,150 275 2,800 18,900 12,100 6.4
2012-13 35,451 33,800 9,000 6,200 5,100 10,000 300 3,200 20,200 13,600 6.8
2013-14 38,676 37,450 9,850 6,500 5,750 11,200 (3) 4,150 21,800 15,650 7.2
                       
2014-15 41,318 40,300 10,850 8,000 5,750 11,600 (3) 4,100 24,650 15,650 7.5
2015-16 41,754 41,000 9,930 7,520 6,600 12,450 (3) 4,500 25,150 15,850 7.3
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 From 2013-14 onward, voluntary support from religious organizations is included in the "Other organizations" column.
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 2015-16. 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 2017, Finance component. (This table was prepared January 2018.)

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