FY 2016 Appropriation

As a comprehensive regional state university that also retains a community college mission, Weber State University serves as an educational, cultural and economic center for its region. Weber State University offers associate, baccalaureate and selected master degree programs in a broad variety of liberal arts, sciences, technical and professional fields. The university provides educational experiences for its students through extensive personal contact among faculty, staff and students in and out of the classroom. To accomplish its mission, the university, in partnership with the broader community, engages in research, artistic expression, public service, economic development, and community-based learning experiences.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $147,941,800 from all sources for Weber State University. This is a 5.2 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $75,422,600 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$1,902,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,428,200$0Education Fund
$474,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$593,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$445,800$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)

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.

The plan of financing for Weber State University is General Funds, Education Funds, and Dedicated Credits (tuition and fees).

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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.