ERIC Number: ED323634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 1989. Survey Report.
Hoffman, Charlene M.
The Federal Government provides substantial funding for education well beyond programs operated by the Department of Education (ED). Total federal support for education in fiscal year 1989 is estimated at $57.9 billion, an increase of $18.8 billion, or 48 percent, since 1980. After adjustment for inflation, federal education funds decreased 0.7 percent between FY 80 and FY 89. Of the estimated $330.5 billion spent on education in FY 89, federal funding amounted to $35.1 billion (11 percent) and funding from other sources amounted to $295.4 billion. For FY 89, estimated on-budget federal funds for education program support were $46.7 billion, an increase of 36 percent for current dollars, but a decrease of 9 percent since 1980 after adjusting for inflation. Funds for off-budget support (mostly postsecondary education loans) were estimated at $11.2 billion, a rise of 56 percent between FY 80 and FY 89 in constant dollars, and 133 percent in current dollars. Between FY 80 and FY 89, after adjusting for inflation, Federal program funds for education for elementary and secondary education declined 17 percent; postsecondary funds declined 27 percent; other education funds increased 38 percent; and funds for academic research at higher education institutions increased 36 percent. Federal funding for education rose dramatically between FY 65 and FY 75, reflecting sharp increases in programs at all education levels. In FY 89, ED outlays totalled $20.6 billion, an increase of 5 percent from FY 80. The estimated federal share of education institution expenditures declined from 14 percent in FY 80 to 11 percent in FY 89. About 61 percent of total federal education support went to education institutions in FY 89. Nine tables and two charts are included and six tables are appended. (MLH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: FF-90. Extremely small type in tables D-F may not reproduce well.