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This report provides information on the amounts and sources of education funding for land-grant colleges, including historically black and tribal schools. A total of 107 land-grant schools were identified, including 59 institutions funded under the 1862 Morrill Act, 19 historically black land-grant institutions, and 29 tribal land-grant institutions, which received land-grant status in 1994. Revenue for 98 of the 107 schools (for which data were readily available) totaled $27 billion for the 1992-93 school year, including $4.57 billion in federal funds. Comparative analysis indicated that while tribal schools had the greatest federal revenue per full-time equivalent (FTE) student ($7,032), they had the least total revenue per FTE student ($9,920). Although the 1862 land-grant schools received more federal revenue per FTE student than historically black land-grant schools ($4,105 vs. $3,177), historically black schools received more U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revenue per student than the 1862 schools ($911 vs. $745). Six enclosures provide information on the scope and methodology of the study, 1992-93 revenue for the 107 land-grant institutions, federal revenue for tribal institutions, and USDA programs that fund land-grant institutions. (MDM)

Descriptors: American Indian Education, Black Colleges, Colleges, Educational History, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Higher Education, Income, Land Grant Universities, Tribally Controlled Education

U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; each additional copy $2).

Author: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.


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