FY 2016 Appropriation

Each institution in the USHE except the Utah College of Applied Technology has a separate line item for appropriated funds entitled Education and General (E&G). This line item is an institution's main line item, where most, if not all, of its instruction is funded.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $147,580,100 from all sources for Education and General. This is a 5.2 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $75,060,900 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 2.8 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Compensation - USHE & UCAT$1,897,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,423,000$0Education Fund
$474,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$591,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$443,500$0Education Fund
$147,800$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Higher Education Audit Billings$45,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$45,700$0General Fund
The State Auditor requests a reduction of $712,500 from General Fund revenue and an increase of the same amount to Dedicated Credit revenue. This change would shift the billing for audit services directly to colleges and universities. The corresponding increase in GF appropriations to higher education could be reduced to $404,000, with the expectation that the difference could made up in tuition (43.4% of Higher Education funding is from Dedicated Credits).
Tuition Projections$3,783,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$3,783,700$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
USHE O & M$0 ($590,200)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0 ($590,200)Education Fund, One-time
Operations and Maintenance of State-Funded Facilities USU - (1,176,600) WSU - (590,200)

Degrees Awarded, FTE Student Enrollment, Graduation Rates

All USHE institutions' Education and General line items utilize the same three measurements: Degrees Conferred, FTE Student Enrollment, and Graduations Rates.

Weber State University Education and General

Weber State University Education and General

Weber State University Education and General

E&G line items have the following functions:

  1. Instruction -- All expenditures associated with instruction including academic, vocational and remedial education.
  2. Research -- All expenditures related to research and development.
  3. Public Service -- Funding for non-instructional services including the Cooperative Extension at Utah State University.
  4. Academic Support -- Support services to meet the primary mission of the institution such as libraries, museums, computer support and academic deans.
  5. Student Services -- Admissions and registration, counseling, financial aid, and career development, as well as the social aspect of college life such as student organizations and athletics.
  6. Institutional Support -- Expenditures associated with executive level activities such as the management of the institution, planning and programming, legal services, fiscal operations, administrative data processing, space management, and human resource management.
  7. Operation and Maintenance (O & M) of Facilities -- Expenses associated with the operation and maintenance of the physical plant including utilities and insurance.
  8. Scholarships and Fellowships -- Expenditures for scholarships and fellowships from restricted and unrestricted funds in the form of grants to students.

Intent Language

SB0002: Item 112

The Legislature intends that Weber State University report on the following performance measures: (1) graduation rates (100 percent, 150 percent, and 200 percent) by cohort, with comparisons to national averages; (2) transfer and retention rate, by cohort; (3) job placement rates following graduation, by discipline; (4) degree completion per discipline; and (5) percentage of students enrolling in, and successfully completing, developmental mathematics course who immediately or concurrently enroll in college level math (1030 or higher). The Legislature intend that this information be available to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee by December 31, 2016.

Following the University's annual audit, minor changes were made in the FY 2010 actual funding, affecting the closing nonlapsing balances.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.