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Table 343. -  Educational and general expenditures of public 4-year colleges,\1\ 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\2\| services  |           |          | service  |  of plant   |fellowships |transfers
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             |                                   Expenditures, in thousands of current dollars
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 1976-77 ....|$8,682,538 |$4,027,051 |$1,445,651 |  $500,832 |  $607,235 | $340,002 | $250,152 |  $1,001,848 |   $338,432 |$171,335
 1977-78 ....| 9,568,977 | 4,423,487 | 1,598,092 |   572,193 |   677,414 |  369,408 |  274,314 |   1,118,393 |    332,899 | 202,777
 1978-79 ....|10,455,134 | 4,770,598 | 1,789,534 |   651,541 |   786,072 |  395,299 |  301,387 |   1,214,996 |    337,588 | 208,119
 1979-80 ....|11,750,398 | 5,271,621 | 2,029,327 |   733,557 |   937,874 |  448,190 |  359,467 |   1,375,308 |    383,036 | 212,019
 1980-81 ....|13,139,618 | 5,890,759 | 2,258,987 |   807,249 | 1,043,614 |  511,817 |  407,816 |   1,563,514 |    412,972 | 242,890
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1981-82 ....|14,321,586 | 6,537,888 | 2,518,182 |   834,225 | 1,086,146 |  536,080 |  440,736 |   1,738,210 |    403,069 | 227,050
 1982-83 ....|15,286,145 | 6,980,269 | 2,660,360 |   904,745 | 1,150,011 |  559,353 |  469,841 |   1,857,151 |    450,067 | 254,349
 1983-84 ....|16,538,128 | 7,464,035 | 3,013,666 | 1,041,488 | 1,246,289 |  622,879 |  513,732 |   1,873,628 |    473,503 | 288,908
 1984-85 ....|18,333,578 | 8,211,171 | 3,370,676 | 1,140,312 | 1,420,844 |  669,518 |  603,018 |   2,137,225 |    489,188 | 291,626
 1985-86 ....|19,860,947 | 8,945,373 | 3,658,627 | 1,235,418 | 1,618,737 |  712,112 |  648,178 |   2,118,522 |    569,841 | 354,139
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1986-87 ....|21,490,078 | 9,608,239 | 4,019,850 | 1,318,666 | 1,846,712 |  695,692 |  766,865 |   2,226,599 |    660,940 | 346,515
 1987-88 ....|23,124,455 |10,310,532 | 4,261,440 | 1,434,726 | 2,053,638 |  774,274 |  864,347 |   2,340,495 |    711,704 | 373,299
 1988-89 ....|24,639,653 |10,991,086 | 4,496,286 | 1,504,869 | 2,305,152 |  813,801 |  941,434 |   2,429,103 |    754,412 | 403,508
 1989-90 ....|27,210,634 |12,079,093 | 5,076,792 | 1,648,526 | 2,525,080 |  888,526 |1,088,113 |   2,607,385 |    871,944 | 425,175
 1990-91 ....|28,903,790 |12,818,677 | 5,374,417 | 1,800,723 | 2,745,613 |  888,162 |1,145,892 |   2,728,949 |    963,436 | 437,921
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1991-92 ....|30,720,827 |13,270,992 | 5,805,724 | 1,868,329 | 2,986,474 |  945,097 |1,310,700 |   2,782,200 |  1,248,220 | 503,091
 1992-93 ....|33,119,294 |13,906,211 | 6,416,859 | 2,164,309 | 3,246,542 |  979,635 |1,447,684 |   2,960,373 |  1,457,901 | 539,779
 1993-94 ....|34,477,869 |14,519,321 | 6,477,847 | 2,135,560 | 3,473,971 |1,018,304 |1,525,406 |   3,084,509 |  1,685,785 | 557,166
 1994-95 ....|36,659,833 |15,321,392 | 6,909,606 | 2,236,127 | 3,717,964 |1,084,945 |1,647,855 |   3,175,330 |  1,884,283 | 682,332
 1995-96\3\ .|38,115,758 |15,600,219 | 7,502,742 | 2,217,691 | 3,841,169 |1,105,930 |1,761,690 |   3,328,604 |  2,068,459 | 689,256
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             |                                              Percentage distribution
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 1976-77 ....|     100.0 |      46.4 |      16.7 |       5.8 |       7.0 |      3.9 |      2.9 |        11.5 |        3.9 |     2.0
 1979-80 ....|     100.0 |      44.9 |      17.3 |       6.2 |       8.0 |      3.8 |      3.1 |        11.7 |        3.3 |     1.8
 1980-81 ....|     100.0 |      44.8 |      17.2 |       6.1 |       7.9 |      3.9 |      3.1 |        11.9 |        3.1 |     1.8
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1981-82 ....|     100.0 |      45.7 |      17.6 |       5.8 |       7.6 |      3.7 |      3.1 |        12.1 |        2.8 |     1.6
 1982-83 ....|     100.0 |      45.7 |      17.4 |       5.9 |       7.5 |      3.7 |      3.1 |        12.1 |        2.9 |     1.7
 1983-84 ....|     100.0 |      45.1 |      18.2 |       6.3 |       7.5 |      3.8 |      3.1 |        11.3 |        2.9 |     1.7
 1984-85 ....|     100.0 |      44.8 |      18.4 |       6.2 |       7.7 |      3.7 |      3.3 |        11.7 |        2.7 |     1.6
 1985-86 ....|     100.0 |      45.0 |      18.4 |       6.2 |       8.2 |      3.6 |      3.3 |        10.7 |        2.9 |     1.8
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1986-87 ....|     100.0 |      44.7 |      18.7 |       6.1 |       8.6 |      3.2 |      3.6 |        10.4 |        3.1 |     1.6
 1987-88 ....|     100.0 |      44.6 |      18.4 |       6.2 |       8.9 |      3.3 |      3.7 |        10.1 |        3.1 |     1.6
 1988-89 ....|     100.0 |      44.6 |      18.2 |       6.1 |       9.4 |      3.3 |      3.8 |         9.9 |        3.1 |     1.6
 1989-90 ....|     100.0 |      44.4 |      18.7 |       6.1 |       9.3 |      3.3 |      4.0 |         9.6 |        3.2 |     1.6
 1990-91 ....|     100.0 |      44.3 |      18.6 |       6.2 |       9.5 |      3.1 |      4.0 |         9.4 |        3.3 |     1.5
             |           |           |           |           |           |          |          |             |            |
 1991-92 ....|     100.0 |      43.2 |      18.9 |       6.1 |       9.7 |      3.1 |      4.3 |         9.1 |        4.1 |     1.6
 1992-93 ....|     100.0 |      42.0 |      19.4 |       6.5 |       9.8 |      3.0 |      4.4 |         8.9 |        4.4 |     1.6
 1993-94 ....|     100.0 |      42.1 |      18.8 |       6.2 |      10.1 |      3.0 |      4.4 |         8.9 |        4.9 |     1.6
 1994-95 ....|     100.0 |      41.8 |      18.8 |       6.1 |      10.1 |      3.0 |      4.5 |         8.7 |        5.1 |     1.9
 1995-96\3\ .|     100.0 |      40.9 |      19.7 |       5.8 |      10.1 |      2.9 |      4.6 |         8.7 |        5.4 |     1.8
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             |                       Expenditure per full-time-equivalent student in constant 1995-96 dollars
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 1976-77 ....|   $11,020 |    $5,111 |    $1,835 |      $636 |      $771 |     $432 |     $317 |      $1,272 |       $430 |    $217
 1979-80 ....|    11,598 |     5,203 |     2,003 |       724 |       926 |      442 |      355 |       1,357 |        378 |     209
 1980-81 ....|    11,482 |     5,148 |     1,974 |       705 |       912 |      447 |      356 |       1,366 |        361 |     212
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 1981-82 ....|    11,425 |     5,215 |     2,009 |       665 |       866 |      428 |      352 |       1,387 |        322 |     181
 1982-83 ....|    11,148 |     5,091 |     1,940 |       660 |       839 |      408 |      343 |       1,354 |        328 |     185
 1983-84 ....|    11,265 |     5,084 |     2,053 |       709 |       849 |      424 |      350 |       1,276 |        323 |     197
 1984-85 ....|    11,892 |     5,326 |     2,186 |       740 |       922 |      434 |      391 |       1,386 |        317 |     189
 1985-86 ....|    12,283 |     5,532 |     2,263 |       764 |     1,001 |      440 |      401 |       1,310 |        352 |     219
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 1986-87 ....|    12,278 |     5,489 |     2,297 |       753 |     1,055 |      397 |      438 |       1,272 |        378 |     198
 1987-88 ....|    12,527 |     5,586 |     2,309 |       777 |     1,113 |      419 |      468 |       1,268 |        386 |     202
 1988-89 ....|    12,335 |     5,502 |     2,251 |       753 |     1,154 |      407 |      471 |       1,216 |        378 |     202
 1989-90 ....|    12,447 |     5,525 |     2,322 |       754 |     1,155 |      406 |      498 |       1,193 |        399 |     194
 1990-91 ....|    12,102 |     5,367 |     2,250 |       754 |     1,150 |      372 |      480 |       1,143 |        403 |     183
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 1991-92 ....|    12,254 |     5,294 |     2,316 |       745 |     1,191 |      377 |      523 |       1,110 |        498 |     201
 1992-93 ....|    12,706 |     5,335 |     2,462 |       830 |     1,245 |      376 |      555 |       1,136 |        559 |     207
 1993-94 ....|    12,862 |     5,416 |     2,417 |       797 |     1,296 |      380 |      569 |       1,151 |        629 |     208
 1994-95 ....|    13,309 |     5,562 |     2,508 |       812 |     1,350 |      394 |      598 |       1,153 |        684 |     248
 1995-96\3\ .|    13,403 |     5,486 |     2,638 |       780 |     1,351 |      389 |      619 |       1,170 |        727 |     242
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\1\Excludes universities. See preceding table.
\2\Includes institutional and academic support less libraries.
\3\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