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University of Washington

RCW 28B.20

Founded in Seattle in 1861, the University of Washington (UW) is a public research university with campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. UW is the largest university in the northwestern United States and is one of the oldest universities on the west coast. As the flagship research university for the state, UW preserves, develops and disseminates knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas. In fall 2017, UW enrolled nearly 58,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. In addition, UW Continuum College educates more than 50,000 students annually via in-person and online degree and certificate programs and continuing professional education programs. The three UW campuses offer a broad range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, and collectively support more than 606 degree options across 314 programs, 970-plus student organizations and undergraduate research opportunities for more than 8,400 students. In 2016-17, UW awarded more than 16,000 bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degrees.

Agency Mission

The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The university preserves knowledge through its libraries and collections, its courses and the scholarship of its faculty. It advances new knowledge through many forms of research, inquiry and discussion; and disseminates it through the classroom and laboratory, scholarly exchanges, creative practice, international education, and public service. As one of the nation's outstanding teaching and research institutions, the university is committed to maintaining an environment for objectivity and imaginative inquiry and for the original scholarship and research that ensure the production of new knowledge in the free exchange of facts, theories and ideas.
Request 8,218,025,000
Net change from current biennium 428,559,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 5.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
636,701,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 596,641,175 636,701,000 737,005,000
1,350,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 1,545,532 1,350,000 1,607,000
1,052,000 UW Building Account - State 1,052,000 1,546,000
33,051,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 28,088,000 33,051,000 36,569,000
3,034,000 Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account - State 2,984,593 3,034,000 3,079,000
200,000 Geoduck Aquaculture Research Acct - State 200,000 400,000
596,000 Biotoxin Account - State 492,000 596,000 614,000
State Toxics Control Account - State
494,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 453,996 494,000 527,000
51,068,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 51,068,000 50,906,000
7,425,000 Accident Account - State 7,050,770 7,425,000 7,910,000
7,032,000 Medical Aid Account - State 6,645,329 7,032,000 7,520,000
742,003,000 Total Appropriated Funds 643,901,394 742,003,000 847,683,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 370
(2,670,210,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 2,714,065,512 2,670,210,000 2,764,893,000
(1,270,633,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 1,600,697,620 1,270,633,000 1,333,693,000
(1,268,662,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 1,163,271,075 1,268,662,000 1,356,945,000
UW Bond Retirement Account - Nonappropriated 15,892,133
Self-insurance Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 2,292,102
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 4,124,767
Inst of Hi Ed-data Processing Acct - Nonappropriated 8,482
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 21,137,304
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 318,915,886
Inst of Hi-Ed Retire Benefits Revol - Nonappropriated 73,214,081
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 7,779,842
(1,837,958,000) UW-University Hospital Account - Nonappropriated 2,257,642,442 1,837,958,000 1,914,811,000
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 249,539,626
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 23,598,324
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 213,552,358
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 129,743,844
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 358,081,997
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 5,268,622
Inst of Hi Ed-Annuity & Life Income - Nonappropriated 8,883,052
Inst of Hi Ed-endowment Local Acct - Nonappropriated 196,599
Inst of Hi Ed-Inst Financial Aid - Nonappropriated 144,344
Higher Ed Internal Lending Acct - Nonappropriated (21,492,517)
(7,047,463,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 9,146,557,865 7,047,463,000 7,370,342,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
85,662,985 (2,422,015) State Building Construction Account - State 102,192,095 88,085,000 108,850,000
87,049,333 (16,250,667) UW Building Account - State 56,702,406 103,300,000 98,376,000
1,040,728 (109,272) State Toxics Control Account - State 959,272 1,150,000 1,900,000
173,753,046 (18,781,954) Total Appropriated Funds 159,853,773 192,535,000 209,126,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,338,840,558 4,511,958,805 2,069,084,609 4,047,923,000 4,170,102,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,102,154,816 15.1% (1,798,535,000) (21.5%) 1,636,981,586 24.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 25,075.5 24,955.9 25,010.0 25,007.5 25,040.8