FY 2016 Appropriation

Snow College is the state's rural, residential two-year college, providing students with the opportunity for a higher education experience in a small, personalized residential campus setting. In addition to providing general education course, the college provides career and technical education, primarily at its Richfield campus. Snow offers a broad range of general/liberal education and vocational/technical programs leading to Associate of Arts, Science or Applied Science degrees, in addition to numerous specialized, short-term vocational training certificates and diplomas.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $33,023,000 from all sources for Snow College. This is a 5.8 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $21,867,400 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 2.4 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 01. Capital Development - Snow College Science Building$322,000 ($322,000)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$322,000$0Education Fund
$0 ($322,000)Education Fund, One-time
Prioritized #1 by the subcommittee. Estimated O&M is $322,000. Snow College committed to provide $3M.
Compensation - USHE & UCAT$413,800$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$315,600$0Education Fund
$98,200$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$150,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$115,200$0Education Fund
$35,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Higher Education Audit Billings$38,100$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$38,100$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$922,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$922,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
USHE Reallocation$41,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$41,000$0General Fund
No Description

Intent Language

SB0002: Item 120

The Legislature intends that Snow College 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.

Snow College's funding sources consist of 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.