Federal funds for education and research 1970-2017

Federal funds for education and related programs from 1970 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 17, 2019
Federal funds for education and research 1970-2017 This graph shows the federal funds for education and related programs in the United States from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, about 62.5 billion U.S. dollars were funded by the government for postsecondary education programs in the U.S.
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Federal funds for education and related programs from 1970 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Elementary/secondary educationPostsecondary educationOther educationResearch programs at universities and related institutions
201781.8362.549.6835.86
201682.163.339.6334.45
201579.0174.99.532.39
201477.2469.449.4632.2
201375.8263.559.2430.31
201276.2870.29.3532.18
201174.5464.7410.832.02
201075.5449.289.2336.99
200569.0338.567.333.42
200043.79155.7821.66
199021.9813.623.3812.61
198016.0311.091.555.8
19705.833.430.962.28
Elementary/secondary educationPostsecondary educationOther educationResearch programs at universities and related institutions
201781.8362.549.6835.86
201682.163.339.6334.45
201579.0174.99.532.39
201477.2469.449.4632.2
201375.8263.559.2430.31
201276.2870.29.3532.18
201174.5464.7410.832.02
201075.5449.289.2336.99
200569.0338.567.333.42
200043.79155.7821.66
199021.9813.623.3812.61
198016.0311.091.555.8
19705.833.430.962.28
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 17, 2019
This graph shows the federal funds for education and related programs in the United States from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, about 62.5 billion U.S. dollars were funded by the government for postsecondary education programs in the U.S.
Show more
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