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, $228,054,000 from all sources for Education and General. This is an 8 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $128,017,400 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 6.1 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 10. USU Clinical Services Building$630,500 ($630,500)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$630,500$0Education Fund
$0 ($630,500)Education Fund, One-time
Prioritized #10 by subcommittee. USU has committed to providing $20M. Estimated O&M is $630,500.
Compensation - USHE & UCAT$2,861,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$2,146,200$0Education Fund
$715,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$945,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$708,900$0Education Fund
$236,300$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Higher Education Audit Billings$64,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$64,000$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).
Research and Graduate Programs$1,600,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,600,000$0Education Fund
The state's two research universities' mission includes graduate programs at the doctoral and professional levels. These advanced levels of education and training maintain the quality of instruction at the U of U and USU, build Utahs'd economy, and promoote innovation among the workforce.
Tuition Projections$5,819,800$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$5,819,800$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
USHE O & M$0 ($1,176,600)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0 ($1,176,600)Education Fund, One-time
Operations and Maintenance of State-Funded Facilities USU - (1,176,600) WSU - (590,200)
USHE O & M New Education and General Program$984,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$984,300$0Education Fund
Transfer current/new funding to a new "O & M" Program within each institutions' Educaiton and General line item.
USU Fine Arts Complex Addition O&M$175,900 ($175,900)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$175,900$0Education Fund
$0 ($175,900)Education Fund, One-time
This pays for future O&M on a non-state funded building authorized in S.B. 9.
USU Reallocations$574,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$574,700$0Education Fund
Reallocate FY 2015 funds among line items
Utah Wellness Program$1,500,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,500,000$0Education Fund
To help Utah State in a bid for a conference through outreach. Sen. Hillyard requested $1.5 million

Degrees Awarded, FTE Student Enrollment, Graduation Rates, Faculty Publications

All USHE institutions' Education and General line items utilize the same three measurements: Degrees Conferred, FTE Student Enrollment, and Graduations Rates. (Note: For Utah State University, these measures include the Logan Campus, Eastern Campus in Price, Regional Campuses, and Continuing Education Centers.)

Utah State University Education and General

Utah State University Education and General

Utah 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 98

The Legislature intends that the Utah 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; (5) percentage of students enrolling in, and successfully completing, developmental mathematics course who immediately or concurrently enroll in college level math (1030 or higher); and (6) the amount of grant money applied for and received and the number of research/outreach initiatives funded by non-state-funded grants. The Legislature intend that this information be available to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee by December 31, 2016.

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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.