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Table 342. -  Educational and general expenditures of public universities, by purpose: 1976-77 to 1995-96
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             |                                        Educational and general expenditures
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     Year    |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |Operation and|Scholarships|
             |   Total   |Instruction|  Admini-  |  Student  | Research  |Libraries |  Public  | maintenance |    and     |Mandatory
             |           |           |stration\1\| services  |           |          | service  |  of plant   |fellowships |transfers
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             |                                   Expenditures, in thousands of current dollars
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 1976-77 ....|$9,413,626 |$3,670,554 |$1,222,410 |  $346,906 |$1,727,807 | $331,614 | $763,809 |    $857,677 |   $377,749 |$115,099
 1977-78 ....|10,220,191 | 4,009,870 | 1,344,538 |   388,262 | 1,896,578 |  343,198 |  803,309 |     938,952 |    389,682 | 105,803
 1978-79 ....|11,284,191 | 4,408,025 | 1,478,568 |   419,231 | 2,136,135 |  363,875 |  920,726 |   1,046,740 |    396,356 | 114,533
 1979-80 ....|12,540,072 | 4,860,411 | 1,572,523 |   473,460 | 2,444,471 |  463,642 |1,012,376 |   1,148,942 |    439,461 | 124,786
 1980-81 ....|13,951,029 | 5,374,271 | 1,795,504 |   525,891 | 2,743,145 |  451,978 |1,158,512 |   1,270,339 |    492,225 | 139,164
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1981-82 ....|15,077,263 | 5,852,958 | 1,974,219 |   566,366 | 2,903,178 |  488,939 |1,223,417 |   1,412,557 |    525,498 | 130,131
 1982-83 ....|16,089,168 | 6,247,358 | 2,107,933 |   604,657 | 3,086,846 |  528,470 |1,300,353 |   1,512,947 |    562,903 | 137,702
 1983-84 ....|17,234,711 | 6,646,501 | 2,263,565 |   643,614 | 3,295,053 |  577,136 |1,385,191 |   1,627,702 |    624,642 | 171,306
 1984-85 ....|18,960,810 | 7,257,618 | 2,598,784 |   701,451 | 3,682,755 |  609,365 |1,519,324 |   1,745,825 |    677,533 | 168,155
 1985-86 ....|20,716,657 | 7,807,522 | 2,882,006 |   762,324 | 4,076,258 |  669,253 |1,664,917 |   1,831,618 |    780,080 | 242,679
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1986-87 ....|22,023,387 | 8,368,187 | 3,088,348 |   819,829 | 4,399,405 |  677,531 |1,725,613 |   1,829,880 |    847,328 | 267,266
 1987-88 ....|23,848,427 | 8,902,624 | 3,311,806 |   889,528 | 4,911,929 |  762,858 |1,857,008 |   1,934,489 |    949,438 | 328,746
 1988-89 ....|26,138,665 | 9,623,797 | 3,638,424 |   975,801 | 5,476,936 |  813,888 |2,096,267 |   2,069,744 |  1,096,447 | 347,362
 1989-90 ....|28,338,312 |10,364,088 | 3,927,198 | 1,047,364 | 6,030,489 |  871,279 |2,273,699 |   2,222,046 |  1,211,690 | 390,458
 1990-91 ....|30,367,325 |11,012,373 | 4,157,677 | 1,103,058 | 6,599,209 |  906,506 |2,479,956 |   2,305,115 |  1,367,754 | 435,676
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 1991-92 ....|31,565,791 |11,373,749 | 4,198,990 | 1,161,633 | 6,937,360 |  946,098 |2,609,520 |   2,323,220 |  1,556,868 | 458,354
 1992-93 ....|32,836,061 |11,708,500 | 4,317,605 | 1,211,143 | 7,330,922 |  959,306 |2,714,785 |   2,365,942 |  1,734,530 | 493,328
 1993-94 ....|34,318,548 |12,115,695 | 4,578,770 | 1,273,008 | 7,676,832 |1,006,301 |2,784,869 |   2,459,895 |  1,909,173 | 514,006
 1994-95 ....|36,255,063 |12,837,030 | 4,814,366 | 1,348,617 | 8,082,388 |1,096,566 |2,943,284 |   2,526,104 |  2,057,116 | 549,593
 1995-96\2\ .|37,693,678 |13,289,323 | 5,146,842 | 1,419,733 | 8,211,609 |1,134,159 |3,082,968 |   2,596,786 |  2,235,290 | 576,968
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             |                                              Percentage distribution
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 1976-77 ....|     100.0 |      39.0 |      13.0 |       3.7 |      18.4 |      3.5 |      8.1 |         9.1 |        4.0 |     1.2
 1979-80 ....|     100.0 |      38.8 |      12.5 |       3.8 |      19.5 |      3.7 |      8.1 |         9.2 |        3.5 |     1.0
 1980-81 ....|     100.0 |      38.5 |      12.9 |       3.8 |      19.7 |      3.2 |      8.3 |         9.1 |        3.5 |     1.0
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 1981-82 ....|     100.0 |      38.8 |      13.1 |       3.8 |      19.3 |      3.2 |      8.1 |         9.4 |        3.5 |     0.9
 1982-83 ....|     100.0 |      38.8 |      13.1 |       3.8 |      19.2 |      3.3 |      8.1 |         9.4 |        3.5 |     0.9
 1983-84 ....|     100.0 |      38.6 |      13.1 |       3.7 |      19.1 |      3.3 |      8.0 |         9.4 |        3.6 |     1.0
 1984-85 ....|     100.0 |      38.3 |      13.7 |       3.7 |      19.4 |      3.2 |      8.0 |         9.2 |        3.6 |     0.9
 1985-86 ....|     100.0 |      37.7 |      13.9 |       3.7 |      19.7 |      3.2 |      8.0 |         8.8 |        3.8 |     1.2
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 1986-87 ....|     100.0 |      38.0 |      14.0 |       3.7 |      20.0 |      3.1 |      7.8 |         8.3 |        3.8 |     1.2
 1987-88 ....|     100.0 |      37.3 |      13.9 |       3.7 |      20.6 |      3.2 |      7.8 |         8.1 |        4.0 |     1.4
 1988-89 ....|     100.0 |      36.8 |      13.9 |       3.7 |      21.0 |      3.1 |      8.0 |         7.9 |        4.2 |     1.3
 1989-90 ....|     100.0 |      36.6 |      13.9 |       3.7 |      21.3 |      3.1 |      8.0 |         7.8 |        4.3 |     1.4
 1990-91 ....|     100.0 |      36.3 |      13.7 |       3.6 |      21.7 |      3.0 |      8.2 |         7.6 |        4.5 |     1.4
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 1991-92 ....|     100.0 |      36.0 |      13.3 |       3.7 |      22.0 |      3.0 |      8.3 |         7.4 |        4.9 |     1.5
 1992-93 ....|     100.0 |      35.7 |      13.1 |       3.7 |      22.3 |      2.9 |      8.3 |         7.2 |        5.3 |     1.5
 1993-94 ....|     100.0 |      35.3 |      13.3 |       3.7 |      22.4 |      2.9 |      8.1 |         7.2 |        5.6 |     1.5
 1994-95 ....|     100.0 |      35.4 |      13.3 |       3.7 |      22.3 |      3.0 |      8.1 |         7.0 |        5.7 |     1.5
 1995-96\2\ .|     100.0 |      35.3 |      13.7 |       3.8 |      21.8 |      3.0 |      8.2 |         6.9 |        5.9 |     1.5
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             |                       Expenditure per full-time-equivalent student in constant 1995-96 dollars
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 1976-77 ....|   $15,112 |    $5,893 |    $1,962 |      $557 |    $2,774 |     $532 |   $1,226 |      $1,377 |       $606 |    $185
 1977-78 ....|    15,247 |     5,982 |     2,006 |       579 |     2,829 |      512 |    1,198 |       1,401 |        581 |     158
 1978-79 ....|    15,801 |     6,172 |     2,070 |       587 |     2,991 |      510 |    1,289 |       1,466 |        555 |     160
 1979-80 ....|    15,633 |     6,059 |     1,960 |       590 |     3,047 |      578 |    1,262 |       1,432 |        548 |     156
 1980-81 ....|    15,391 |     5,929 |     1,981 |       580 |     3,026 |      499 |    1,278 |       1,401 |        543 |     154
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 1981-82 ....|    15,172 |     5,890 |     1,987 |       570 |     2,922 |      492 |    1,231 |       1,421 |        529 |     131
 1982-83 ....|    15,139 |     5,878 |     1,983 |       569 |     2,905 |      497 |    1,224 |       1,424 |        530 |     130
 1983-84 ....|    15,506 |     5,980 |     2,036 |       579 |     2,964 |      519 |    1,246 |       1,464 |        562 |     154
 1984-85 ....|    16,236 |     6,215 |     2,225 |       601 |     3,153 |      522 |    1,301 |       1,495 |        580 |     144
 1985-86 ....|    16,868 |     6,357 |     2,347 |       621 |     3,319 |      545 |    1,356 |       1,491 |        635 |     198
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 1986-87 ....|    17,162 |     6,521 |     2,407 |       639 |     3,428 |      528 |    1,345 |       1,426 |        660 |     208
 1987-88 ....|    17,628 |     6,581 |     2,448 |       658 |     3,631 |      564 |    1,373 |       1,430 |        702 |     243
 1988-89 ....|    17,961 |     6,613 |     2,500 |       671 |     3,764 |      559 |    1,440 |       1,422 |        753 |     239
 1989-90 ....|    18,081 |     6,613 |     2,506 |       668 |     3,848 |      556 |    1,451 |       1,418 |        773 |     249
 1990-91 ....|    18,237 |     6,613 |     2,497 |       662 |     3,963 |      544 |    1,489 |       1,384 |        821 |     262
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 1991-92 ....|    18,133 |     6,534 |     2,412 |       667 |     3,985 |      543 |    1,499 |       1,335 |        894 |     263
 1992-93 ....|    18,577 |     6,624 |     2,443 |       685 |     4,147 |      543 |    1,536 |       1,338 |        981 |     279
 1993-94 ....|    18,957 |     6,693 |     2,529 |       703 |     4,241 |      556 |    1,538 |       1,359 |      1,055 |     284
 1994-95 ....|    19,513 |     6,909 |     2,591 |       726 |     4,350 |      590 |    1,584 |       1,360 |      1,107 |     296
 1995-96\2\ .|    19,700 |     6,946 |     2,690 |       742 |     4,292 |      593 |    1,611 |       1,357 |      1,168 |     302
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\1\Includes institutional and academic support less libraries.
\2\Preliminary data.

NOTE.--Data in this table may differ slightly from data appearing in other tables. Data for 1976-77 through 1985-86 include only institutions which provided both enrollment and finance data. The Higher Education Price Index was used to convert the per student figures to constant dollars. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" surveys; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Finance" surveys; and Research Associates of Washington, unpublished data. (This table was prepared October 1998.)


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