ERIC Number: ED392853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Federal Support for Education. Fiscal Years 1980 to 1995.
Hoffman, Charlene M.
This report attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of total federal financial support for education since fiscal year 1980. To the extent possible, outlays, or actual dollars spent, were used rather than obligations (spending commitments), with the exception of funds for academic research at institutions of higher education. Federal education funding is grouped into three categories: (1) on-budget support; (2) off-budget support; and (3) nonfederal funds generated by federal programs. Federal support for education, excluding estimated federal tax expenditures, was an estimated $100.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 1995, an increase of $37.3 billion (in current dollars), or 59%, since FY 90. After adjustment for inflation, federal support for education increased 36.5% between FY 90 and FY 95. On-budget funds for 1995 were estimated to be $73.8 billion (in constant dollars). Off-budget funds and nonfederal funds generated by federal legislation were estimated at $26.2 billion, a rise of 135% in current dollars between FY 90 and FY 95. Between FY 80 and FY 95 federal on-budget funds for elementary and secondary education increased 18%, and postsecondary funds declined 14%. Other education funds increased 75%, and funds for research at institutions of higher education increased 48%. Six appendixes present detailed tables. (Contains 3 figures, 18 text tables, and 6 appendix tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Budgets, Costs, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Research Projects, Resource Allocation, School Funds, School Support, Trend Analysis
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For report for fiscal years 1980 to 1994, see ED 378 235.