State and Local Financial Support for Postsecondary Education

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The dataset includes financial support for degree enrollment, enrollment in public postsecondary programs resulting in a certificate or other formal recognition. Excludes discounts, waivers, and state-appropriated aid to students attending.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 285):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 63 rows and 7 columns.

For 2005-2006 fiscal year, except as indicated (10,189.8 represents 10,189,800). Data for the 50 states


  1. Includes summer sessions. Excludes medical enrollments.
  2. State and local appropriations for general operating expenses of public
    postsecondary education. Includes
    state-funded financial aid to students attending in-state
    public institutions. Excludes sums for research, agricultural extension,
    and teaching hospitals and medical schools.
  3. Includes state and local appropriations for public and independent postsecondary
    education (including sums for research, agricultural extension,
    and teaching hospitals and medical schools).


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.