Investment in Plant (a)
Selected Fiscal Years, 1930 - 2003

  1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2003
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Land 2,325,239 2,601,251 3,685,983 7,812,288 13,775,650 15,195,721
Buildings 17,951,914 46,243,800 88,658,000 225,751,382 172,450,068 274,915,253
Equipment 4,372,397 9,303,900 39,099,190 109,225,243 39,540,147 46,967,106
Other Improvements 732,572 732,572 10,546,181 34,830,418 23,373,122 48,711,463
(Infrastructure)           34,412,865
(Land Improvements)           14,298,598
Construction in Progress - 1,270,000 283,510 11,565,845 24,731,412 40,369,332
Library Books (b) - - 1,085,467 44,564,871 13,156,696 18,516,652
Livestock (c) - - - 2,205,564 1,352,587 1,443,052
Total 25,382,122 60,151,523 143,358,331 435,955,611 288,379,682 446,118,579

(a) Book value. (Beginning in 1998, the University adopted depreciation accounting as permitted by AICPA College Guide Model.) Includes Auburn campus & substation properties.
(b) Not included before 1978.
(c) Not included before 1983.

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