FY 2016 Appropriation

Dixie State University (DSU) is an open access, comprehensive regional institution with a mission of providing general and liberal education, as well as applied technology programs. Students may earn certificates, associate's, and baccalaureate degrees. DSU is dedicated to serving its community with small class sizes, committed faculty, and staff members who strive to create a memorable student experience. DSU focuses on educational access for all students. The university enhances its campus community by promoting cultural and demographic diversity. DSU began transitioning to a university on July 1, 2013, following the passage of House Bill 61, which was approved during the 2013 General Session.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $60,124,600 from all sources for Dixie State University. This is an 8.1 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $32,112,100 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 3.5 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$745,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$559,200$0Education Fund
$186,200$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$245,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$184,000$0Education Fund
$61,200$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Higher Education Audit Billings$39,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$39,700$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).
STEM Technology Pipeline$0$180,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$180,000Education Fund, One-time
No Description
STEM Technology Pipeline - DSU$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000Education Fund, One-time
No Description
Tuition Projections$2,887,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$2,887,300$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description

Intent Language

SB0002: Item 123

The Legislature intends that Dixie 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 funding for Dixie State University consists 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.