HOW THE STATES RANK IN PORK
FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Total non-shared earmarks
in millions
'01
rank
State 2001 '97-'01 '97-'01
rank
1. Calif. $82.7 $255.6 2
2. Ala. $79.2 $128.9 8
3. Fla. $76.9 $218.5 3
4. Miss. $71.6 $134.5 7
5. W.Va. $64.0 $202.2 4
6. Pa. $60.3 $395.7 1
7. N.H. $58.6 $81.6 18
8. Texas $54.7 $112.5 11
9. Alaska $45.2 $122.9 9
10. Ky. $42.5 $62.6 27
11. Ill. $40.8 $104.0 14
12. N.Y. $37.3 $110.2 13
13. Mo. $35.5 $61.9 28
14. S.C. $30.8 $70.3 24
15. N.M. $29.8 $53.3 30
16. Kan. $29.0 $69.9 25
17. La. $27.2 $159.7 5
18. Neb. $26.8 $63.9 26
19. Mont. $25.4 $52.3 33
20. Mass. $24.6 $157.5 6
21. Hawaii $23.9 $89.5 15
22. N.J. $21.3 $81.5 19
23. Ariz. $19.1 $38.3 41
24. Ohio $18.9 $46.1 36
25. Va. $17.2 $42.7 38
26. Maine $17.0 $40.8 39
27. Wash. $15.9 $70.5 23
28. Minn. $15.6 $52.7 31
29. Ind. $15.6 $58.8 29
30. Iowa $14.3 $110.6 12
31. N.C. $13.7 $39.3 40
32. Nev. $13.3 $34.4 42
33. Ore. $11.8 $119.4 10
34. Ark. $11.1 $52.4 32
35. Idaho $10.8 $23.1 45
36. D.C. $9.9 $74.6 21
37. N.D. $9.5 $84.1 17
38. Mich. $9.1 $81.1 20
39. Okla. $8.2 $50.6 34
40. Utah $8.1 $48.6 35
41. Tenn. $7.8 $21.0 46
42. R.I. $7.2 $18.0 47
43. S.D. $7.0 $13.1 48
44. Colo. $6.6 $24.2 44
45. Wis. $6.6 $70.7 22
46. Conn. $4.9 $27.8 43
47. Ga. $4.7 $45.7 37
48. Vt. $4.2 $8.4 49
49. Del. $4.1 $6.0 50
50. Md. $3.2 $88.3 16
51. Wyo. $0 $3.2 51

Other U.S. territories
U.S. Virgin Islands $0 $1.5  
Puerto Rico $0.4 $0.6  
Notes: Each year, Congress directs federal agencies to support certain projects at specific universities. The Chronicle ranked states by the total dollar value of earmarks that went to colleges in those states, and that Congress did not require to be shared with any partners. Many colleges also received earmarks that they were required to share with other colleges, businesses, or government laboratories. Agencies did not always report what portion of these earmarks was designated for each partner. This ranking includes the value of shared earmarks where all the partners were academic institutions located in one state. Sums are rounded, but states are ranked in order of actual amounts received. American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and Northern Marianas have had no non-shared earmarks in the past five years.



The Chronicle of Higher Education
Section: Government & Politics
Page: A24