ERIC Number: ED412287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Federal Support for Education. Fiscal Years 1980 to 1997.
Hoffman, Charlene M.
This report attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of total federal financial support for education since fiscal year 1980. Programs from agencies other than the Department of Education are included if they have significant educational components. To the extent possible, outlays were used in this report rather than obligations, with the exception of funds for academic research at institutions of higher education. Federal education funding is divided into on-budget funding, off-budget funding, and nonfederal funds generated by federal programs, and current and constant dollar comparisons were used to the extent possible. In fiscal year 1997, federal support for education, excluding estimated federal tax expenditures, was an estimated $100.5 billion, an increase of $37.7 billion since 1990. On-budget federal funds for education programs were estimated at $73.1 billion, an increase of 42% since fiscal year 1990 in current dollars, or of 16% after being adjusted for inflation. In fiscal year 1997, education outlays totaled $31.1 billion, reflecting an increase of 22% after being adjusted for inflation. Almost 58% of federal education support, excluding estimated federal income tax expenditures, went to educational institutions in fiscal year 1997. Schools and colleges derived 10% of their fiscal year 1997 revenues from the federal government, with the remaining revenues from state and local governments, individuals, and private organizations. This represented a decline from the 14% federal share of fiscal year 1980. Six appendixes provide detailed tables of federal support funds. (Contains nine tables and three figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Public Agencies, Public Schools, Trend Analysis
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.