A review has found that most colleges in Boston have failed to pay the city the full amount agreed upon to help pay for municipal services.

On the other hand, the review by The Boston Globe found that a majority of hospitals met the recommended amounts.

Under a 3-year-old program, the city asks nonprofits with more than $15 million worth of tax-exempt property to make voluntary PILOT contributions. PILOT means payments in lieu of taxes.

The money is supposed to offset the nonprofits' use of city services, including police and fire protection.

Fifteen of the 19 colleges did not pay amounts requested by the city during the latest fiscal year. Northeastern University, which was asked for $2.5 million, gave nothing.

College officials say schools contribute to the city in other ways.