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State appropriations per FTE
State appropriations and tuition per in-state student FTE
for the 2008-2009 fiscal year
Selected AAU public institutions
Summary and interpretation
Table of Figures
Technical notes and data sources
- All figures are for a single fiscal year.
- Data compiled by the University of Virginia, from a November 2008 query to all public members of the
American Association of Universities. All members providing data by February 2008 are listed.
- Except as noted in comments, state appropriation figures exclude hospitals and extension services (e.g., agricultural). If an appropriation
was changed after the original allocation, that change is reflected in the amount reported. State appropriation figures do NOT include tuition
- Enrollment figures are based on Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment definitions but limited to in-state residents. Institutions were asked to use residency
status before any adjustments were made for out-of-state (OOS) students paying in-state tuition. For example, OOS graduate teaching/
research assistants changed to in-state status for tuition purposes should not have been counted here.
- FTE enrollment is estimated based on full-time headcount plus one-third of the part-time headcount.
Iowa State University
Amount includes $22,903,693 for Cooperative Extension and $35,896,514 for Experiment Station (Agriculture
and Home Economics).
State appropriation and enrollment figures are for Bloomington campus only.
Michigan State University
Appropriation figure excludes $35,016,066 for the ag experiment station and $30,301,969 for cooperative extension.
When doctoral students have passed their comprehensive examinations, they can enroll with 1 credit and be
Ohio State University
Included in the state appropriations are instructional funding, mission-based core funding, and the following
OSU-specific line items: OSU Glenn Institute, BioMEMs program. Also included are the following general line
items: Teacher Improvement Initiatives, Urban Universities. Figures shown are for the Columbus campus only;
regional campuses are excluded.
Penn State University
Appropriation includes Penn State's line item appropriation for E&G only. Penn State receives one lump sum
appropriation (E&G) for the entire system. As of December 2008, $16,000,000 is being held by the Governor in
budgetary reserve. This is reflected in the appropriation amount reported. This amount could increase or
decrease based on economic conditions. Headcount enrollments include the following campuses: University
Park, Commonwealth Campuses, Great Valley, and The Dickinson School of Law.
Appropriations exclude $26.1 million in debt service appropriations and $27.9 million in line items including the
Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service.
Appropriations amount excludes appropriations for the Agricultural Experiment Station ($32,954,000). The
appropriations figure includes an estimate of fringe benefits attributable to the General University. In-state
enrollment is determined by the original state when first enrolled at Rutgers, and excludes 960 students (468
full-time and 492 part-time) for whom original state is unknown.
University of Arizona
State appropriations figure excludes $14,511,900 for extension. State appropriations figure excludes University
Medical Center but includes College of Medicine.
University of Colorado
Enrollments shown are actual as of September 12; the final will be very close to these. Enrollments shown are limited
to in-state with enrollment reportable to the state for funding. This excludes self-funding continuing education.
The "appropriation" is now in two parts: the College Opportunity Fund ("Tuition" paid by the state) and "fee for
University of Florida
State appropriations include general revenue and lottery trust fund.
University of Illinois
State appropriation includes a share of University Administration funding and centrally held resources. State
appropriation figure does not include tuition revenues. It also does not include the value of state-supported
fringe benefit costs estimated at $242,585,900. State appropriation excludes restricted appropriations for the
following: Cooperative Extension Service = $15,609,130; Ag Experiment Station = $15,138,390. In-state
enrollments are based on permanent address and exclude non-resident alien students.
University of Kansas
State Appropriations equals State General Fund: Operating Expenditures, and excludes state appropriations
for the Kansas Geological Survey.
University of Maryland - College Park
Appropriations figure excludes $20,720,943 for Agricultural Extension and $17,611,272 for the Experiment Station.
University of Missouri
Appropriations figure excludes $28,319,176 for Extension but includes $13,149,893 for the Agricultural
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
State Appropriations figure does not include fees, tuition, other cash funds, debt service, Smith-Lever or NRI funds
(NRI is Nebraska Research Initiative). State appropriations account for approximately 24 percent of UNL's total
State University of New York - Buffalo
State appropriations reported include fringe benefits and debt service paid by New York State.
State University of New York - Stony Brook
"State Appropriations" figure shown does not include any campus generated revenue (i.e. tuition, interest,
miscellaneous fees) which supports its financial plan. It also does not include the value of state-supported
fringe benefit costs.
University of North Carolina
The state appropriations amount shown excludes appropriations for the Area Health Education Consortium.
University of Pittsburgh
State appropriations include the following line items: Educational and General, Dental Clinic, Disadvantaged
Students, Center for Public Health Practice, Rural Education Outreach, Laboratory Improvements and Equipment,
Information Technology, Student Life Initiatives, Program Initiatives, School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric
Institute and Clinic, and Services for Teens at Risk.
University of Wisconsin
The state appropriation reported here excludes hospitals, research, the state laboratory of hygiene, farm operations,
and the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Debt service and fringe benefits are included. The headcount enrollments
include 1) Wisconsin residents and 2) Minnesota students attending UW-Madison under the terms of a tuition
reciprocity compact between the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The percentage of the cost of instructions
that is covered by the state appropriation is similar for Wisconsin residents and Minnesota compact students.