Table I: Subventions for Education and to Charitable Institutions, 1826-1843 *1

(in thousands of dollars)

Year2

Education

 

Charitable Institutions

 

Common Schools

Academies

and Seminaries

Colleges

Deaf-mutes

The Blind

House

of Refuge

Orphanages

1826

 

2.0 7.0 3.0 2.0

2.0 6.0

13.3 8.4 8.4 5.8 5.5 3.0

17.0

10.5 8.5

14.0

8.0

8.0

7.5

6.3

5.4

5.3

2.3

4.8

9.9

7.7

3.9

26.7

20.9

9.8

10.0

10.3

11.3

11.4

   

-

1827

   

5.0

2.5

2.5

 

1828

     

1829

     

1830

     

1831

         

1832

 

3.0

     

1833

   

5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

 

1834

 

3.0

.5

.5

.5

20.04

49.0

39.4

50.0

46.1

48.3

10.7

11.3

3.2

14.3

10.6

8.1

4.1

8.1

8.4

7.2

 

1835

29.53 146.3 553.3 363.4 316.4 328.9 295.3 247.6 272.7

 

1836

 

1837

 

1838

 

1839

 

2.0

1840

   

1841

 

2.0

1842

 

2.0

1843

 

2.0

     

1 These data are taken from the Reports of the Auditors General and of the State Treasurers. No total is given in the table, since the data are not accurate and because the amount of the grants to local governments for buildings, for highways, etc. cannot be ascertained.

2 The fiscal year began Nov. 1 until 1840 when the date was changed to Dec. 1.

3 This figure, which is taken from the report of the Auditor General, is probably inexact.

4 From 1838 to 1843 the subvention to academies and seminaries includes the subvention to colleges.

Table II. Total of all Subventions Classified According to the Service Aided, 1844 to 18731

Year ending Nov. 30

Total All Subventions

Education

Charity

Miscellaneous

Total Education

Common Schools

Salary of County Superintendents

Normal Schools

School Journal

Schools

of Design

Farmer's

High

School

Total Miscellaneous

Penn.

Agricultural

Society

Penn.

Colonization

Society

All Other

1844

$ 291,846 248,973 210,775 227,381 200,625 200,766 249,588 198,472 214,213 212,181 204,420 324,187 270,111 446,400 432,059 433,530

$264,4262 230,312 191,282 194,381 174,625 176,766 211,320 162,320 162,560 162,042 151,408 233,905 183,670 339,865 283,2112 290,758

$257,636 230,312 191,282 194,381 174,625 176,766 211,320 162,320 162,560 162,042 151,408 200,273 153,800 271,522 242,827 238,734

         

$ 27,357 18,643 19,493 33,000 26,000 24,000 38,268 36,152 51,653 47,514 49,762 85,882 83,268 102,683 146,908 139,702

$ 63 18

   

$ 63

1845

             

18

1846

               

1847

                 

1848

                 

1849

                 

1850

                 

1851

                 

1852

                 

1853

         

2,625 3,250 4,400 3,173 3,852 2,240 3,070

$2,000 2,000 4,240 2,903 3,672 2,000 2,000

$ 625 1,250 160 270 180 240 1,070

 

1854

           

1855

$31,982 28,169 41,592 32,307 40,820

 

$1,650 1,701 1,751 1,777 1,904

     

1856

       

1857

   

$25,000 6,000 9,300

 

1858

     

1859

     
       

Total of all Subventions Classified According to the Services Aided, 1844-1873.—Continued.

1860

434,195

280,368

237,574

36,651

 

32 1

 

6,111

153,827

       

1861

484,264

331,774

257,966

47,191

$10,253

2,7845

 

13,580

150,490

2,000

2,000

   

1862

418,834

276,232

212,925

33,597

5,000

1,415

$2,000

21,295

142,602

       

1863

468,196

328,993

266,792

42,080

10,000

1,883

2,000

6,238

137,203

2,000

2,000

   

1864

552,479

347,959

294,3023

43,780

5,000

1,877

3,000

 

202,520

2,000

2,000

   

1865

675,362

360,382

278,116

48,779

15,000

1,860

4,250

12,377

312,980

2,000

2,000

   

1866

870,608

316,461

259,686

50,300

1,850

1,875

2,750

 

552,147

2,000

2,000

   

1867

1,004,985

381,6422

297,603

60,624

18,915«

2,000

   

621,343

2,000

2,000

   

1868

1,072,415

330,3492

243,625

59,962

21,762*

2,000

500

 

740,066

2,000

2,000

   

1869

1,169,439

427,320

327,452

60,126

33,642

2,100

4,000

 

740,119

2,000

2,000

   

1870

1,427,222

635,962

534,083

69,956

29,823

2,100

   

786,260

5,000

2,000

 

3,000

1871

1,291,849

534,112

406,289

69,033

56,590

2,200

i................

 

753,737

4,000

2,000

 

2,000

1872

1,443,850

656,086

536,571

74,450

42,865

2,200

I

 

785,764

2,000

2,000

   

1873

1,591,318

785,038

615,865

75,032

91,941

2,200

   

804,280

2,000

2,000

   

1 These data are taken from the Reports of the Auditors General, 1844 to 1873.

2Includes $6,690 to colleges and academies in 1844; $300 in 1858; and $2,500 in each of the years 1867 and 1868.

3 Includes $2,000 additional for the schools of Chambersburg because of reduced taxpaying power due to border raids, and $2,000 for the relief of those who suffered as result of those raids. See act 20 August 1864, P. L., p. 971.

4 Include $3,000 each year for teachers' institutes in Philadelphia. 5 For 1860 and 1861.

Table III A Subventions Paid from the Pennsylvania State Treasury for Education, Classified According to Purpose, 1874-1893 *1

     

Salary of

     
 

Total

Common

County

Normal

 

Au

Year2

payments

Schools

Superintendents

Schools

Colleges3

Other4

1874

$ 838,082

$ 656,894

$ 76,661

$102,182

 

$2,345

1875

755,896

605,073

75,092

71,731

 

4,000

1876

1,114,424

986,598

71,600

52,226

 

4,000

1877

907,320

734,074

73,300

92,946

 

7,000

1878

789,262

551,846

76,978

152,938

 

7,500

1879

547,331

422,946

80,687

38,198

 

5,500

1880

1,710,264

1,399,940

81,925

185,899

$ 40,000

2,500

1881

1,737,617

1,474,925

81,709

132,483

40,000

8,500

1882

1,089,025

907,099

81,814

94,612

 

5,500

1883

1,081,810

919,100

81,897

75,313

 

5,500

1884

1,171,495

984,830

83,517

97,648

 

5,500

1885

1,191,868

1,005,598

85,803

94,967

 

5,500

1886

1,151,633

956,993

86,297

102,843

 

5,500

1887

1,190,997

959,089

89,610

119,048

17,750

5,500

1888

1,674,382

1,379,111

89,599

140,672

59,500

5,500

1889

2,129,611

1,642,764

88,522

237,635

138,940

21,750

1890

2,452,496

2,004,186

99,996

243,782

57,782

46,750

1891

2,359,988

1,980,461

96,916

207,615

24,996

50,000

1892

5,513,634

4,981,486

93,834

300,801

97,463

40,050

1893

5,016,598

4,391,507

100,613

370,388

91,965

62,125

1 From Reports of the Auditors General.

2 Fiscal year ending November 30.

3 Includes University of Pennsylvania, State Agricultural College, Philadelphia Polclynic and College

4 Includes School Journal, Schools of Design, Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, Nautical School Ship, Spring Garden Institution.

Table III. Subventions Paid From the Pennsylvania State Treasury for Education, Classified According to Purpose, 1894-1916 *1

     

Salary of

   

Colleges

 
 

Total

Common

County

High

Normal

and

All

Year2

Payments

Schools

Superintendents3

Schools4

Schools5

Universities6

Other7

1894

$ 6,010,437

$5,172,826

$ 78,131

 

$517,895

$ 214,692

$26,893 25,648 22,501

1895

6,322,147

5,761,140

119,428

 

236,394

179,537

1896

3,896,827

3,553,766

103,745

 

213,690

3,125

1897

5,066,043

4,547,664

109,821

 

261,815

82,851

63,892

47,995

113,625

29,500

1898

6,409,217

5,673,779

108,006

 

241,798

337,639

1899

6,442,378

5,871,580

106,657

 

245,253

105,263

1900

6,661,669

6,297,292

109,572

 

184,983

40,322

1901

7,086,524

6,776,140

106,395

 

130,642

36,972

36,375

1902

5,387,392

4,744,035

105,572

$ 24,750

399,588

63,947

49,500

1903

5,760,704

5,047,259

140,716

23,698

371,104

121,466

56,461

1904

4,766,465

3,993,095

124,462

1,476

395,805

129,308

122,319

1905

8,725,340

7,832,553

100,642

47,640

420,648

221,750

102,107

1906

6,096,495

5,052,560

134,284

149,260

389,629

153,637

217,125

1907

6,487,951

5,410,919

125,147

100,000

533,132

213,016

105,737

1908

7,969,848

6,910,429

163,484

25,710

469,305

250,314

150,606

1909

8,433,791

6,810,156

112,256

199,508

549,407

518,147

244,317

1910

8,510,220

6,764,593

174,702

297,109

445,914

694,489

133,413

1911

7,560,369

5,652,439

151,953

239,647

503,125

868,937

144,268

1912

9,640,523

7,487,146

161,745

286,910

489,773

1,026,071

188,878

1913

8,915,282

6,878,394

161,447

295,586

439,882

1,031,183

108,790

1914

9,060,096

6,653,348

175,878

252,878

408,134

1,498,119

71,739

1915

7,516,708

4,799,8578

200,447

274,481

522,2679

1,550,127

169,52910

1916

11,247,884

8,663,1758

281,170

273,237

502,963s

1,363,177

164,16210

1 From the Reports of the Auditors General for the years given.

2 For fiscal years ending November 30.

3 Includes payments for publishing the call for a convention to elect the county superintendents.

4 Included the subvention for both borough and township high schools and, after 1911, the payment of the tuition of children attending high schools in districts other than those in which they reside.

5 Includes payments to students attending normal schools and direct appropriations to the normal schools.

6 Includes all payments made to colleges and universities; in many cases probably amounts granted for the maintenance of hospitals in connection with medical schools.

7 Includes subvention to such institutions as the Pennsylvania Museums and Schools of Industrial Art and other unclassified educational organizations.

8 Thus in the Reports of the Auditors General. The years 1915 and 1916 should be considered together.

9 Contains amounts paid to normal schools taken over by the state.

10 Contains the amounts paid by the state for the assistance of vocational schools.