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Table 32. -  Total expenditures of educational institutions, by level and control of institution: 1899-1900 to 1997-98 [In millions of current dollars]
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            |          |Elementary and secondary schools|    Colleges and universities
   School   |  Total   |________________________________|________________________________________
    year    |          |  Total   |  Public  |Private\1\|    Total  |   Public  |         Private
____________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|________________
     1      |    2     |     3    |    4     |    5     |      6    |      7    |            8
____________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|________________
1899-1900 ..|      --- |      --- |     $215 |      --- |       --- |       --- |            ---
1909-10 ....|      --- |      --- |      426 |      --- |       --- |       --- |            ---
1919-20 ....|      --- |      --- |    1,036 |      --- |       --- |       --- |            ---
1929-30 ....|      --- |      --- |    2,317 |      --- |      $632 |      $292 |           $341
1939-40 ....|      --- |      --- |    2,344 |      --- |       758 |       392 |            367
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1949-50 ....|   $8,911 |   $6,249 |    5,838 |     $411 |     2,662 |     1,430 |          1,233
1951-52 ....|   10,735 |    7,861 |    7,344 |      517 |     2,874 |     1,565 |          1,309
1953-54 ....|   13,147 |    9,733 |    9,092 |      641 |     3,414 |     1,912 |          1,502
1955-56 ....|   15,907 |   11,727 |   10,955 |      772 |     4,180 |     2,348 |          1,832
1957-58 ....|   20,055 |   14,525 |   13,569 |      956 |     5,530 |     3,237 |          2,293
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1959-60 ....|   23,860 |   16,713 |   15,613 |    1,100 |     7,147 |     3,904 |          3,244
1961-62 ....|   28,503 |   19,673 |   18,373 |    1,300 |     8,830 |     4,919 |          3,911
1963-64 ....|   34,440 |   22,825 |   21,325 |    1,500 |    11,615 |     6,558 |          5,057
1965-66 ....|   43,682 |   28,048 |   26,248 |    1,800 |    15,634 |     9,047 |          6,588
1967-68 ....|   55,652 |   35,077 |   32,977 |    2,100 |    20,575 |    12,750 |          7,824
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1969-70 ....|   68,459 |   43,183 |   40,683 |    2,500 |    25,276 |    16,234 |          9,041
1970-71 ....|   75,741 |   48,200 |   45,500 |    2,700 |    27,541 |    18,028 |          9,513
1971-72 ....|   80,672 |   50,950 |   48,050 |    2,900 |    29,722 |    19,538 |         10,184
1972-73 ....|   86,875 |   54,952 |   51,852 |    3,100 |    31,923 |    21,144 |         10,779
1973-74 ....|   95,396 |   60,370 |   56,970 |    3,400 |    35,026 |    23,542 |         11,484
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1974-75 ....|  108,664 |   68,846 |   64,846 |    4,000 |    39,818 |    26,966 |         12,852
1975-76 ....|  118,706 |   75,101 |   70,601 |    4,500 |    43,605 |    29,736 |         13,869
1976-77 ....|  126,417 |   79,194 |   74,194 |    5,000 |    47,223 |    31,997 |         15,226
1977-78 ....|  137,042 |   86,544 |   80,844 |    5,700 |    50,498 |    34,031 |         16,467
1978-79 ....|  148,308 |   93,012 |   86,712 |    6,300 |    55,296 |    37,110 |         18,187
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1979-80 ....|  165,627 |  103,162 |   95,962 |    7,200 |    62,465 |    41,434 |         21,031
1980-81 ....|  182,849 |  112,325 |  104,125 |    8,200 |    70,524 |    46,559 |         23,965
1981-82 ....|  197,801 |  120,486 |  111,186 |    9,300 |    77,315 |    50,813 |         26,502
1982-83 ....|  212,081 |  128,725 |  118,425 |   10,300 |    83,356 |    54,338 |         29,018
1983-84 ....|  228,597 |  139,000 |  127,500 |   11,500 |    89,597 |    58,124 |         31,473
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1984-85 ....|  247,657 |  149,400 |  137,000 |   12,400 |    98,257 |    63,705 |         34,553
1985-86 ....|  269,485 |  161,800 |  148,600 |   13,200 |   107,685 |    70,069 |         37,616
1986-87 ....|  291,974 |  175,200 |  160,900 |   14,300 |   116,774 |    74,552 |         42,222
1987-88 ....|  313,375 |  187,999 |  172,699 |   15,300 |   125,376 |    79,859 |         45,516
1988-89 ....|  346,883 |  209,377 |  192,977 |   16,400 |   137,506 |    87,107 |         50,398
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1989-90 ....|  381,525 |  230,970 |  212,770 |   18,200 |   150,555 |    96,387 |         54,169
1990-91 ....|  412,652 |  248,930 |  229,430 |   19,500 |   163,722 |   104,433 |         59,288
1991-92 ....|  432,987 |  261,255 |  241,055 |   20,200 |   171,732 |   108,667 |         63,065
1992-93 ....|  456,070 |  274,335 |  252,935 |   21,400 |   181,735 |   115,169 |         66,566
1993-94 ....|  477,237 |  287,507 |  265,307 |   22,200 |   189,730 |   119,573 |         70,157
1994-95 ....|  503,925 |  302,400 |  279,000 |   23,400 |   201,525 |   127,594 |         73,930
            |          |          |          |          |           |           |
1995-96\2\..|  529,561 |  318,211 |  293,611 |   24,600 |   211,350 |   132,752 |         78,597
1996-97\1\..|  559,500 |  336,000 |  310,200 |   25,800 |   223,500 |   140,000 |         83,500
1997-98\1\..|  583,800 |  351,300 |  324,300 |   27,000 |   232,500 |   145,500 |         87,000
____________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|________________

\1\Estimated.
\2\Preliminary.
---Data not available.

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. Total expenditures for colleges and universities include current-fund expenditures and additions to plant value. Excludes expenditures of noncollegiate postsecondary institutions. Higher education data for 1995-96 through 1997-98 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 published figures. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" survey; Common Core of Data survey; "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" survey; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) "Finance" survey; and National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, various years. (This table was prepared November 1998.)


1998 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest