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Public Higher Education Funding

The table below summarizes the funding for postsecondary education from the 1965-66 fiscal year through the present. Included are the state appropriations for University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and the California Community Colleges (CCC); local property tax funding for CCC; and the resident student fee revenue for all three public systems. All of the data is from Fiscal Profiles, a periodic report about the financing of California higher education.

Year Total State
General Fund
Budget
General Purpose Funds Resident Fees Revenue Fees Revenue as a
Percent of General
Purpose Funds
Fees Revenue as a
Percent of General
Purpose Funds and
Fees Revenue Combined
State
UC
State
CSU
State
CCC
State
Total
Local
CCC
Total UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total UC CSU CCC Total
1965-66 2,544,639 204,270 136,624 72,450 413,344 127,000 540,344 12,089 10,198 2,560 24,847 5.9% 7.5% 1.3% 4.6% 5.6% 6.9% 1.3% 4.4%
1966-67 2,894,869 242,993 167,705 71,000 481,698 149,000 630,698 13,885 11,402 1,500 26,787 5.7% 6.8% 0.7% 4.2% 5.4% 6.4% 0.7% 4.1%
1967-68 3,255,560 243,762 192,689 91,846 528,298 202,880 731,178 15,403 14,631 1,500 31,534 6.3% 7.6% 0.5% 4.3% 5.9% 7.1% 0.5% 4.1%
1968-69 3,887,909 290,546 237,549 105,400 633,495 245,684 879,179 18,815 15,936 2,000 36,751 6.5% 6.7% 0.6% 4.2% 6.1% 6.3% 0.6% 4.0%
1969-70 4,374,081 329,334 284,963 126,800 741,097 295,767 1,036,864 24,048 21,623 2,200 47,871 7.3% 7.6% 0.5% 4.6% 6.8% 7.1% 0.5% 4.4%
1970-71 4,656,929 337,079 305,132 162,600 804,811 323,679 1,128,490 28,044 26,792 4,700 59,536 8.3% 8.8% 1.0% 5.3% 7.7% 8.1% 1.0% 5.0%
1971-72 4,920,501 335,578 316,250 203,149 854,977 339,585 1,194,562 31,020 29,594 5,891 66,505 9.2% 9.4% 1.1% 5.6% 8.5% 8.6% 1.1% 5.3%
1972-73 5,556,294 384,705 373,180 220,639 978,524 384,898 1,363,422 34,886 30,669 6,121 71,676 9.1% 8.2% 1.0% 5.3% 8.3% 7.6% 1.0% 5.0%
1973-74 7,310,376 445,910 428,919 348,577 1,223,406 399,937 1,623,343 44,284 31,801 13,756 89,841 9.9% 7.4% 1.8% 5.5% 9.0% 6.9% 1.8% 5.2%
1974-75 8,376,846 514,566 481,546 428,928 1,425,040 456,126 1,881,166 52,930 39,210 11,152 103,292 10.3% 8.1% 1.3% 5.5% 9.3% 7.5% 1.2% 5.2%
1975-76 9,517,079 585,461 537,990 491,325 1,614,776 494,000 2,108,776 63,723 42,281 25,851 131,855 10.9% 7.9% 2.6% 6.3% 9.8% 7.3% 2.6% 5.9%
1976-77 10,419,147 683,742 604,833 576,994 1,865,569 560,027 2,425,596 68,359 42,795 18,500 129,654 10.0% 7.1% 1.6% 5.3% 9.1% 6.6% 1.6% 5.1%
1977-78 11,660,038 737,498 666,072 489,374 1,892,944 745,270 2,638,214 67,189 43,482 0 110,671 9.1% 6.5% 0.0% 4.2% 8.3% 6.1% 0.0% 4.0%
1978-79 16,172,847 767,050 682,983 795,265 2,245,298 332,135 2,577,433 79,959 43,110 0 123,069 10.4% 6.3% 0.0% 4.8% 9.4% 5.9% 0.0% 4.6%
1979-80 18,361,577 901,951 814,453 1,000,096 2,716,500 240,104 2,956,604 84,155 43,020 0 127,175 9.3% 5.3% 0.0% 4.3% 8.5% 5.0% 0.0% 4.1%
1980-81 21,051,237 1,074,584 952,052 1,093,527 3,120,163 325,000 3,445,163 97,268 48,916 0 146,184 9.1% 5.1% 0.0% 4.2% 8.3% 4.9% 0.0% 4.1%
1981-82 21,682,046 1,097,293 955,683 1,072,948 3,125,924 396,400 3,522,324 120,030 63,506 0 183,536 10.9% 6.6% 0.0% 5.2% 9.9% 6.2% 0.0% 5.0%
1982-83 21,751,510 1,125,425 907,338 1,076,836 3,109,599 390,100 3,499,699 145,147 126,465 0 271,612 12.9% 13.9% 0.0% 7.8% 11.4% 12.2% 0.0% 7.2%
1983-84 22,869,158 1,110,012 949,984 1,084,825 3,144,821 399,354 3,544,175 168,953 181,194 0 350,147 15.2% 19.1% 0.0% 9.9% 13.2% 16.0% 0.0% 9.0%
1984-85 25,714,480 1,457,144 1,142,928 1,134,736 3,734,808 432,186 4,166,994 167,089 173,340 66,100 406,529 11.5% 15.2% 4.2% 9.8% 10.3% 13.2% 4.0% 8.9%
1985-86 28,774,606 1,641,741 1,258,499 1,195,461 4,095,701 497,625 4,593,326 168,883 170,636 66,500 406,019 10.3% 13.6% 3.9% 8.8% 9.3% 11.9% 3.8% 8.1%
1986-87 31,454,836 1,788,304 1,345,175 1,244,484 4,377,963 544,862 4,922,825 174,831 174,455 66,969 416,255 9.8% 13.0% 3.7% 8.5% 8.9% 11.5% 3.6% 7.8%
1987-88 33,269,118 1,888,872 1,423,010 1,329,716 4,641,598 603,879 5,245,477 194,579 195,960 65,926 456,465 10.3% 13.8% 3.4% 8.7% 9.3% 12.1% 3.3% 8.0%
1988-89 36,174,919 1,970,047 1,503,854 1,469,115 4,943,016 653,580 5,596,596 210,556 220,663 65,237 496,456 10.7% 14.7% 3.1% 8.9% 9.7% 12.8% 3.0% 8.1%
1989-90 39,406,236 2,076,662 1,631,540 1,554,615 5,262,817 715,692 5,978,509 229,855 233,012 67,192 530,059 11.1% 14.3% 3.0% 8.9% 10.0% 12.5% 2.9% 8.1%
1990-91 40,071,261 2,135,733 1,653,399 1,734,871 5,524,003 791,021 6,315,024 251,441 262,206 72,020 585,667 11.8% 15.9% 2.9% 9.3% 10.5% 13.7% 2.8% 8.5%
1991-92 43,303,359 2,105,560 1,634,366 1,696,986 5,436,912 831,281 6,268,193 328,550 305,623 82,278 716,451 15.6% 18.7% 3.3% 11.4% 13.5% 15.8% 3.2% 10.3%
1992-93 40,824,435 1,878,531 1,490,055 1,519,376 4,887,962 1,010,273 5,898,235 466,935 400,327 122,575 989,837 24.9% 26.9% 4.8% 16.8% 19.9% 21.2% 4.6% 14.4%
1993-94 38,955,922 1,793,236 1,452,290 1,164,418 4,409,944 1,278,475 5,688,419 519,904 416,664 186,912 1,123,480 29.0% 28.7% 7.7% 19.8% 22.5% 22.3% 7.1% 16.5%
1994-95 41,954,103 1,825,402 1,578,128 1,168,280 4,571,810 1,332,031 5,903,841 581,168 450,671 174,855 1,206,694 31.8% 28.6% 7.0% 20.4% 24.1% 22.2% 6.5% 17.0%
1995-96 45,393,091 1,917,696 1,629,674 1,338,375 4,885,745 1,348,113 6,233,858 583,146 460,236 166,894 1,210,276 30.4% 28.2% 6.2% 19.4% 23.3% 22.0% 5.8% 16.3%
1996-97 49,026,031 2,057,257 1,810,062 1,791,147 5,658,466 1,335,676 6,994,142 596,826 480,306 163,513 1,240,645 29.0% 26.5% 5.2% 17.7% 22.5% 21.0% 5.0% 15.1%
1997-98 52,784,600 2,180,350 1,872,390 2,037,608 6,090,348 1,422,676 7,513,024 616,937 486,398 166,493 1,269,828 28.3% 26.0% 4.8% 16.9% 22.1% 20.6% 4.6% 14.5%
1998-99 58,579,154 2,517,773 2,098,729 2,209,149 6,825,651 1,487,650 8,313,301 641,526 454,115 160,183 1,255,824 25.5% 21.6% 4.3% 15.1% 20.3% 17.8% 4.2% 13.1%
1999-00 66,778,622 2,715,762 2,194,060 2,310,815 7,220,637 1,585,317 8,805,954 619,096 460,354 155,204 1,234,654 22.8% 21.0% 4.0% 14.0% 18.6% 17.3% 3.8% 12.3%
2000-01 80,086,812 3,191,614 2,473,014 2,746,546 8,411,174 1,713,557 10,124,731 643,799 480,537 156,674 1,281,010 20.2% 19.4% 3.5% 12.7% 16.8% 16.3% 3.4% 11.2%
2001-02 76,397,316 3,322,659 2,607,424 2,833,654 8,763,737 1,854,094 10,617,831 709,863 534,184 164,056 1,408,103 21.4% 20.5% 3.5% 13.3% 17.6% 17.0% 3.4% 11.7%
2002-03 77,482,135 3,150,011 2,680,280 2,868,610 8,698,901 1,990,431 10,689,332 765,414 587,409 169,228 1,522,051 24.3% 21.9% 3.5% 14.2% 19.5% 18.0% 3.4% 12.5%
2003-04 77,973,191 2,868,069 2,492,021 2,404,800 7,764,890 2,100,441 9,865,331 1,075,006 802,785 243,539 2,121,330 37.5% 32.2% 5.4% 21.5% 27.3% 24.4% 5.1% 17.7%
2004-05 79,759,109 2,698,673 2,447,958 3,277,547 8,424,178 1,754,381 10,178,559 1,247,148 902,669 334,689 2,484,506 46.2% 36.9% 6.7% 24.4% 31.6% 26.9% 6.2% 19.6%
2005-06 90,774,354 2,838,567 2,597,452 3,934,491 9,370,510 1,800,564 11,171,074 1,388,751 1,001,492 334,102 2,724,345 48.9% 38.6% 5.8% 24.4% 32.9% 27.8% 5.5% 19.6%
2006-07 101,412,957 3,069,339 2,675,375 4,362,000 10,106,714 1,853,162 11,959,876 1,453,815 1,029,060 318,546 2,801,421 47.4% 38.5% 5.1% 23.4% 32.1% 27.8% 4.9% 19.0%
2007-08 102,985,674 3,257,409 2,970,706 4,452,000 10,680,115 1,981,503 12,661,618 1,593,143 1,130,641 289,627 3,013,411 48.9% 38.1% 4.5% 23.8% 32.8% 27.6% 4.3% 19.2%
2008-09 90,940,380 2,418,291 2,155,261 3,944,106 8,517,658 2,010,691 10,528,349 1,676,832 1,406,077 302,747 3,385,656 69.3% 65.2% 5.1% 32.2% 40.9% 39.5% 4.8% 24.3%
2009-10 86,092,053 2,596,066 2,350,054 3,734,374 8,680,494 1,953,217 10,633,711 2,000,992 1,593,422 357,346 3,951,760 77.1% 67.8% 6.3% 37.2% 43.5% 40.4% 5.9% 27.1%
2010-11 82,901,299 3,018,649 2,723,435 3,991,073 9,733,157 1,913,261 11,646,418 2,565,823 1,746,926 365,243 4,677,992 85.0% 64.1% 6.2% 40.2% 45.9% 39.1% 5.8% 28.7%
General Purpose Funds State General Funds and Local Property Tax revenues used for ongoing operations. This data is from Fiscal Profiles Display 21.
Resident Student Fee Revenues Mandatory systemwide and campus-based fees paid by California resident students. This data is from Fiscal Profiles Display 36.
NOTE: No Resident Student Fee Revenue data were collected for the fiscal years 1977-78 through 1983-84 for the Community Colleges.

Amounts are in thousands of dollars.

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