02/24/2011 04:27 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How Public Colleges And Universities Spend Their Money

As budgets shrink and tuitions rise, a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows just how public, private and for-profit institutions are spending their money.

The report offers a range of information on student enrollment, graduation rates, financial aid and institutional spending from fiscal year 2009. Report authors used the financial data of 6,789 Title IV institutions and administrative offices that were collected by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Below, check out the expense breakdown of four year public institutions in 2009, and compare it with that of two- and less-than-two year institutions. See how private colleges and universities spend their money here.

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Public School Spending