Table 8-27
Appropriations of state tax funds for operating expenses of higher education as a percentage of gross domestic product, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2010
 
  Appropriations of state tax funds for operating expenses of higher education ($millions)   State GDP ($millions)   Appropriations of state tax funds for operating expenses of higher education/state GDP (%)
State 2000 2005 2010   2000 2005 2010   2000 2005 2010
 
United States 56,682 65,140 75,182   9,884,171 12,554,535 14,551,782   0.57 0.52 0.52
Alabama 1,095 1,215 1,449   116,014 151,096 172,567   0.94 0.80 0.84
Alaska 176 235 333   25,913 37,824 49,120   0.68 0.62 0.68
Arizona 866 987 1,104   161,901 222,968 253,609   0.53 0.44 0.44
Arkansas 605 655 905   68,146 88,227 102,566   0.89 0.74 0.88
California 7,684 9,067 10,793   1,317,343 1,691,991 1,901,088   0.58 0.54 0.57
Colorado 719 598 680   171,930 217,412 257,641   0.42 0.28 0.26
Connecticut 699 788 1,032   163,943 197,055 237,261   0.43 0.40 0.43
Delaware 176 203 227   40,957 54,749 62,280   0.43 0.37 0.36
District of Columbia NA NA NA   58,269 82,837 103,288   NA NA NA
Florida 2,786 3,581 3,714   481,115 680,277 747,735   0.58 0.53 0.50
Georgia 1,560 2,467 2,977   294,479 363,154 403,070   0.53 0.68 0.74
Hawaii 342 410 575   41,372 56,869 66,760   0.83 0.72 0.86
Idaho 279 351 389   36,091 48,675 55,435   0.77 0.72 0.70
Illinois 2,554 2,686 3,040   474,444 569,544 651,518   0.54 0.47 0.47
Indiana 1,227 1,417 1,564   198,020 239,575 275,676   0.62 0.59 0.57
Iowa 827 743 722   93,287 120,258 142,698   0.89 0.62 0.51
Kansas 622 728 754   85,742 105,164 127,170   0.73 0.69 0.59
Kentucky 924 1,077 1,204   113,108 139,336 163,269   0.82 0.77 0.74
Louisiana 885 1,288 1,411   131,430 197,163 218,853   0.67 0.65 0.64
Maine 213 241 264   36,395 45,587 51,643   0.59 0.53 0.51
Maryland 1,043 1,185 1,669   182,953 248,139 295,304   0.57 0.48 0.57
Massachusetts 1,047 1,131 842   272,680 323,301 378,729   0.38 0.35 0.22
Michigan 2,074 1,948 1,837   336,786 375,260 384,171   0.62 0.52 0.48
Minnesota 1,281 1,273 1,427   188,449 238,367 270,039   0.68 0.53 0.53
Mississippi 917 761 1,006   65,615 81,500 97,461   1.40 0.93 1.03
Missouri 978 925 1,036   180,982 216,633 244,016   0.54 0.43 0.42
Montana 138 153 179   21,629 30,088 36,067   0.64 0.51 0.50
Nebraska 474 520 623   57,233 72,504 89,786   0.83 0.72 0.69
Nevada 306 502 501   75,907 114,771 125,650   0.40 0.44 0.40
New Hampshire 96 115 138   44,067 53,653 60,283   0.22 0.22 0.23
New Jersey 1,520 1,890 2,010   349,334 429,985 487,335   0.43 0.44 0.41
New Mexico 544 762 877   50,262 67,776 79,678   1.08 1.12 1.10
New York 3,127 3,642 4,879   770,621 961,941 1,159,540   0.41 0.38 0.42
North Carolina 2,293 2,781 3,848   281,418 354,973 424,935   0.81 0.78 0.91
North Dakota 187 202 301   18,250 24,672 34,685   1.03 0.82 0.87
Ohio 2,061 2,102 1,968   381,175 444,715 477,699   0.54 0.47 0.41
Oklahoma 739 787 1,018   91,292 120,662 147,543   0.81 0.65 0.69
Oregon 650 586 663   112,974 143,349 174,151   0.58 0.41 0.38
Pennsylvania 1,880 2,016 2,039   395,811 482,324 569,679   0.47 0.42 0.36
Rhode Island 151 188 163   33,522 44,169 49,234   0.45 0.43 0.33
South Carolina 813 977 924   115,392 141,929 164,445   0.70 0.69 0.56
South Dakota 130 163 152   24,009 31,641 39,893   0.54 0.51 0.38
Tennessee 985 1,302 1,474   177,582 224,522 254,806   0.55 0.58 0.58
Texas 4,093 5,110 6,543   732,987 970,997 1,207,494   0.56 0.53 0.54
Utah 547 647 687   69,483 90,748 114,538   0.79 0.71 0.60
Vermont 63 78 91   18,033 22,773 25,620   0.35 0.34 0.36
Virginia 1,480 1,481 1,576   261,894 356,852 423,860   0.57 0.41 0.37
Washington 1,238 1,412 1,576   227,828 279,405 340,460   0.54 0.51 0.46
West Virginia 373 426 503   41,419 51,964 64,642   0.90 0.82 0.78
Wisconsin 1,075 1,122 1,192   177,638 218,923 248,265   0.61 0.51 0.48
Wyoming 140 218 305   17,047 26,238 38,527   0.82 0.83 0.79
                       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA   69,208 86,157 NA   NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

GDP = gross domestic product

NOTE: FY 2010 appropriations figures represent initial allocations or estimates as of 10 February 2010 and are subject to change; appropriations and GDP reported in current dollars.

SOURCES: State Higher Education Executive Officers College Board, State Higher Education Finance (various years); Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product data; United Nations Statistics Division.

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