The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facts & Figures

From the issue dated May 30, 2003
Volume 49, Issue 38

Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada, 2001-2

                      OPERATING EXPENDITURES

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  2001-2  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
Harvard U. 14,857,415 278,647 106,869 $96,453,699 1,185 1 1
Yale U. 10,905,851 201,227 69,664 $59,721,810 575 2 3
U. of California at Berkeley 9,388,785 195,752 83,089 $51,649,031 493 3 5
U. of Toronto 9,525,835 247,553 53,934 $40,767,095 551 4 4
Stanford U. 7,698,099 168,272 50,056 $69,324,086 576 5 7
U. of Michigan 7,643,203 182,670 69,218 $43,357,616 514 6 8
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9,861,988 158,740 90,707 $32,542,338 398 7 6
U. of California at Los Angeles 7,444,831 145,539 79,552 $42,265,154 423 8 2
Cornell U. 6,963,879 172,700 62,077 $38,627,804 453 9 11
Columbia U. 7,557,346 173,993 54,958 $39,114,107 456 10 10
U. of Texas 8,229,689 167,786 50,014 $36,480,061 467 11 9
Pennsylvania State U. 4,699,670 93,443 56,270 $39,944,624 550 12 15
Indiana U. 6,512,090 137,820 60,019 $30,066,578 326 13 13
U. of Washington 6,274,025 153,979 45,587 $31,567,959 374 14 12
U. of Wisconsin 6,216,006 97,569 47,663 $33,601,436 382 15 16
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
U. of North Carolina 5,366,141 146,018 48,949 $28,142,705 346 16 17
U. of Minnesota 6,082,452 137,719 38,121 $32,443,747 318 17 14
U. of Chicago 6,832,833 152,001 41,029 $26,135,283 280 18 19
Princeton U. 6,104,279 123,615 32,446 $31,006,279 343 19 18
U. of Pennsylvania 5,152,960 131,833 40,840 $30,651,864 297 20 20
New York U. 4,145,681 141,311 34,399 $33,053,589 363 21 22
Ohio State U. 5,603,403 116,823 43,086 $27,822,167 307 22 21
U. of Virginia 4,867,833 101,692 55,843 $28,625,035 291 23 23
Duke U. 5,234,338 109,430 36,995 $30,590,072 298 24 24
U. of Alberta 5,768,464 151,540 37,045 $18,157,941 298 25 28
U. of Iowa 4,302,594 128,793 49,128 $22,935,690 224 26 30
U. of Arizona 4,918,178 112,668 33,282 $25,433,853 278 27 29
U. of British Columbia 4,819,683 94,624 35,343 $22,316,300 335 28 26
Rutgers U. 3,979,219 82,451 35,960 $28,499,958 346 29 25
U. of Pittsburgh 4,339,324 100,891 41,908 $24,245,757 260 30 33
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
U. of Georgia 3,873,001 88,443 47,304 $21,545,504 300 31 32
North Carolina State U. 3,143,738 101,154 52,769 $24,707,755 246 32 42
U. of Florida 3,950,350 105,885 28,154 $25,110,389 330 33 34
Arizona State U. 3,705,133 98,451 36,062 $22,804,731 316 34 27
Northwestern U. 4,217,321 85,218 39,423 $22,662,772 258 35 31
Texas A&M U. 2,924,918 93,171 42,304 $23,089,082 277 36 41
Emory U. 2,705,123 61,344 39,801 $42,940,841 250 37 45
Johns Hopkins U. 3,509,413 72,628 30,023 $26,698,270 285 38 39
U. of Southern California 3,730,085 70,327 29,877 $27,543,626 232 39 35
U. of California at Davis 3,310,850 68,919 45,860 $20,952,891 232 40 36
U. of Utah 2,991,692 86,075 33,517 $21,782,534 267 41 48
U. of California at San Diego 2,938,357 84,121 28,446 $25,127,114 271 42 43
Michigan State U. 4,503,950 95,548 29,470 $19,460,965 191 43 37
U. of Maryland 2,956,648 86,009 33,858 $21,907,371 237 44 44
U. of Kansas 3,908,979 79,869 33,874 $18,328,601 221 45 38
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
U. of Montreal 3,227,051 80,933 21,369 $16,320,305 341 46 n/a
U. of Cincinnati 2,874,157 88,691 34,615 $19,125,504 181 47 62
Washington U. in St. Louis 3,547,866 71,805 18,316 $26,328,435 234 48 40
U. of Notre Dame 2,975,820 89,410 25,448 $18,456,038 228 49 53
U. of Connecticut 3,105,039 71,887 35,263 $20,133,516 168 50 55
McGill U. 3,360,591 90,944 22,513 $16,516,454 221 51 58
U. of Kentucky 2,989,443 61,550 25,917 $20,633,107 224 52 52
Vanderbilt U. 2,746,052 67,318 29,833 $18,743,351 213 53 57
U. of Oklahoma 4,319,702 87,347 28,614 $14,874,223 139 54 92
Georgetown U. 2,293,259 84,162 26,521 $19,633,342 205 55 46
State U. of New York at Buffalo 3,287,867 57,636 32,179 $17,822,190 181 56 51
Texas Tech U. 2,299,286 72,918 32,143 $17,602,819 203 57 80
Brigham Young U. 3,304,688 79,337 20,991 $19,561,049 173 58 75
U. of Tennessee 2,816,914 61,436 22,917 $18,369,777 238 59 71
U. of California at Irvine 2,249,653 64,789 28,416 $18,508,185 203 60 72
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
Wayne State U. 3,296,271 55,092 18,645 $20,364,523 204 61 47
U. of South Carolina 3,333,764 56,390 21,836 $17,003,007 196 62 54
Boston U. 2,296,538 58,772 29,551 $16,623,127 207 63 59
U. of Hawaii 3,234,973 69,952 27,328 $14,334,410 145 64 77
Brown U. 3,191,502 65,645 20,065 $16,318,475 181 65 50
U. of New Mexico 2,473,170 66,721 17,607 $18,218,340 229 66 49
U. of Colorado 3,022,510 52,668 24,337 $18,284,138 170 67 56
Dartmouth College 2,399,692 54,267 25,300 $20,095,283 175 68 78
U. of Miami 2,399,584 68,843 19,407 $16,600,700 203 69 64
Florida State U. 2,522,954 82,871 19,309 $13,694,417 191 70 82
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2,667,215 47,403 22,358 $16,937,242 189 71 70
U. of Illinois at Chicago 2,165,704 46,494 19,732 $17,977,859 238 72 66
Iowa State U. 2,348,646 53,432 29,681 $15,540,811 149 73 73
Purdue U. 2,393,585 50,316 20,509 $15,975,241 205 74 69
U. of California at Santa Barbara 2,715,931 42,619 21,957 $16,245,123 186 75 60
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
U. of Rochester 3,150,464 50,512 22,240 $13,795,281 158 76 91
Oklahoma State U. 2,409,875 84,601 24,806 $11,684,621 135 77 90
Laval U. 2,529,751 75,902 17,661 $10,692,379 210 78 61
Louisiana State U. 3,175,014 50,641 24,304 $12,763,479 149 79 65
Ohio U. 2,405,884 62,880 28,581 $12,358,884 137 80 68
Rice U. 2,240,044 55,784 33,209 $15,299,012 114 81 104
Boston College 1,970,143 69,486 21,416 $15,635,626 154 82 n/a
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln 2,720,838 56,908 22,663 $12,414,324 160 83 67
Temple U. 2,738,286 61,163 17,940 $13,900,092 161 84 83
York U. (Ontario) 2,436,581 70,034 18,988 $11,954,418 173 85 86
Colorado State U. 1,909,882 101,187 20,712 $13,127,158 120 86 95
Syracuse U. 2,865,922 39,756 18,849 $13,347,832 204 87 74
U. of Oregon 2,548,402 61,547 17,840 $14,065,716 150 88 87
U. of Missouri 3,111,319 42,509 16,073 $13,970,204 189 89 63
U. of Houston 2,173,342 56,091 20,276 $14,024,436 161 90 93
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
George Washington U. 2,043,942 38,881 16,638 $19,836,875 198 91 n/a
State U. of New York at Albany 2,054,677 46,353 31,369 $12,163,653 140 92 102
U. of Western Ontario 2,838,293 42,859 20,919 $11,000,594 170 93 79
Auburn U. 2,672,386 45,129 32,265 $10,690,623 116 94 84
Washington State U. 2,116,080 38,386 31,718 $12,948,941 141 95 85
U. of California at Riverside 2,141,065 62,066 21,323 $12,108,988 136 96 100
U. of Louisville 1,833,386 69,189 16,028 $15,894,354 141 97 n/a
Southern Illinois U. 2,748,990 40,662 17,467 $14,317,884 154 98 94
U. of Alabama 2,302,472 49,575 20,763 $12,649,090 135 99 99
U. of Delaware 2,540,162 49,498 13,541 $13,922,287 164 100 88
Tulane U. 2,331,250 48,438 14,998 $12,938,504 161 101 96
Virginia Tech 2,137,042 55,276 16,679 $12,841,963 137 102 81
Kent State U. 2,581,388 59,109 14,605 $10,744,126 132 103 89
Georgia Institute of Technology 2,258,892 63,183 21,248 $9,878,727 108 104 107
U. of Massachusetts 3,089,191 42,867 15,260 $11,405,971 130 105 76
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Total expenditures1 Permanent staff2 Rank3 1996-97 rank3
U. of Manitoba 2,036,069 76,053 9,865 $10,185,375 179 106 105
State U. of New York at Stony Brook 2,136,801 30,314 28,463 $12,655,319 116 107 108
Queen's U. (Ontario) 2,329,631 36,855 16,109 $10,202,188 159 108 101
Case Western Reserve U. 2,236,337 37,630 17,506 $11,732,876 115 109 106
Howard U. 2,499,122 38,209 13,102 $10,359,864 135 110 97
U. of Saskatchewan 1,884,974 62,054 11,261 $8,368,971 155 111 98
McMaster U. 1,911,064 28,001 17,601 $9,182,491 143 112 109
U. of Waterloo 1,961,373 31,491 15,251 $8,737,195 138 113 103
U. of Guelph 1,531,281 21,755 12,637 $6,421,718 113 114 110
NOTE: This table omits footnotes qualifying some of the data. For more information, visit http://www.arl.org
1 Figures for Canadian libraries are expressed in U.S. dollars.
2 Includes the full-time-equivalent number of professional and support workers.
3 Based on an index developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure the relative size of university libraries. The index takes into account the number of volumes held, number of volumes added during the previous fiscal year, number of current serials, total operating expenditures, and size of "permanent" staff, a figure that includes professional and support workers and excludes student assistants. The index does not measure a library's services, the quality of its collections, or its success in meeting the needs of users.
n/a not available
SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries


CHANGES IN SPENDING, 1996-97 TO 2001-2
Institutions with the largest increases in total expenditures:
  Change
Emory U. +121.9%
Dartmouth College +69.2%
Stanford U. +61.4%
Rice U. +59.9%
Texas Tech U. +53.0%
Yale U. +52.5%
U. of California at Berkeley +52.2%
U. of Oklahoma +50.4%
U. of Texas +48.7%
North Carolina State U. +47.2%
Brigham Young U. +45.7%
U. of Alabama +44.9%
U. of Tennessee +44.2%
Washington U. in St. Louis +42.9%
U. of Hawaii +41.8%
Duke U. +41.8%
Institutions where total expenditures fell or increased the least:
  Change
Laval U. -11.9%
U. of Western Ontario -6.2%
U. of Guelph -4.9%
U. of Saskatchewan -4.3%
U. of Waterloo +1.6%
York U. (Ontario) +1.8%
U. of Massachusetts +2.0%
Kent State U. +3.0%
U. of Manitoba +3.4%
Ohio U. +4.5%
U. of British Columbia +5.7%
U. of New Mexico +6.6%
U. of Alberta +8.5%
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln +9.6%
Brown U. +10.4%
NOTE: This table omits footnotes qualifying some of the data. For more information, visit http://www.arl.org
SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries


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