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 Pell Facts 

The Pell Grant Program in 2011-12

The Pell Grant program continues to serve a large number of students

  • Total Pell Grant recipients 2011-12: 9,661,460
  • Total Pell Grant recipients at public 2-year institutions: 3,350,340 (37% of total)
  • Total Pell Grant expenditures 2011-12: $33.378 billion
  • Total Pell Grant expenditures at public 2-year institutions: $11.2 billion (33% of total)

Pell Grant expenditures level-off for each of the major sectors

The Pell Grant program expenditures decreased by $2.2 billion from 2010-11 to 2011-12, from $35.578 billion to $33.378 billion. From 2010-11 to 2011-12:

  • Expenditures at Public 2-year institutions decreased 1.8%
  • Expenditures at Public 4-year institutions decreased 2.8%
  • Expenditures at Private, non-profit institutions decreased 6.6%
  • Expenditures at For-profit institutions decreased 18.7%Community colleges continue to serve more Pell recipients

The Pell Grant Program, Through the 2nd Quarter of 2012-13

  • Total Pell Grant recipients through the second quarter of 2012-13: 7,299,958
  • Total Pell Grant recipients at public 2-year institutions: 2,503,253 (34% of total)
  • Total Pell Grant expenditures through the second quarter of 2012-13: $16.556 billion
  • Total Pell Grant expenditures at public 2-year institutions: $5.0 billion (30% of total)

Pell Status at the End of the 2nd Quarter of 2012-2013 [PDF]

 

For more information, contact Christopher M. Mullin (202) 728-0200, ext. 258 or cmullin@aacc.nche.edu.

 AACC Contacts

David Baime
Senior VP, Government Relations and Policy Analysis
Ph: 202.728.0200 x224
dbaime@aacc.nche.edu

James Hermes
Associate VP, Government Relations
Ph: 202.728.0200 x216
jhermes@aacc.nche.edu

Laurie Quarles
Legislative Resource Associate
Ph: 202.728.0200 x249
lquarles@aacc.nche.edu  

 ACCT Contacts

Jee Hang Lee
Director of Public Policy
Ph: 202.775.4450
jhlee@acct.org

Jennifer Stiddard
Senior Public Policy Associate
Ph: 202.775.6486
jstiddard@acct.org
 

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