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Washington State University

RCW 28B.30, 28B.45

Washington State University is the state's land-grant research university, offering graduate and undergraduate education in a broad range of subject areas. The university operates in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver, and offers distance education throughout the state. The university's land-grant charter assigns special responsibilities in agricultural research, engineering, extension services, and international and business development. To meet its teaching, research and public service responsibilities, the university is organized into several colleges and professional schools. These include the colleges of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences; The Carson College of Business; Education; The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture; Arts and Sciences; The Murrow College of Communication; the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Veterinary Medicine. The university's agricultural research and extension activities occur at the main campus in Pullman, 10 research units in various climatic regions and extension offices in each county.

Agency Mission

As a public, land-grant and research institution of distinction, Washington State University enhances the intellectual, creative and practical abilities of the individuals, institutions and communities that we serve by fostering learning, inquiry and engagement.
Request 1,862,331,000
Net change from current biennium 221,756,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 13.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
412,948,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 388,696,000 412,948,000 506,810,000
792,000 WSU Building Account - State 792,000 792,000
33,995,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 33,995,000 33,995,000 33,995,000
276,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 276,000 276,000 276,000
30,983,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 30,983,000 30,954,000
478,994,000 Total Appropriated Funds 422,967,000 478,994,000 572,827,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(17,640,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Federal Approp Acct - Nonappropriated 20,564,489 17,640,000 20,486,000
(411,479,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 416,129,470 411,479,000 459,679,000
(251,445,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 278,136,488 251,445,000 276,346,000
(481,017,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 491,981,749 481,017,000 532,993,000
WSU Bond Retirement Account - Nonappropriated 20,473,263
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 10,594,924
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 10,614,696
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 39,852,839
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 4,344,156
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 175,155,307
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 13,726,532
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 64,995,449
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 133,557,479
WSU License Plate Account - Nonappropriated 1,216,238
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 230,475,310
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 1,062,030
(1,161,581,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,912,880,419 1,161,581,000 1,289,504,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
86,389,494 (1,110,506) State Building Construction Account - State 78,845,350 87,500,000 94,900,000
38,326,892 (183,108) WSU Building Account - State 49,753,486 38,510,000 49,808,000
135,661 135,661 Common School Construction Account - State 2,200,339
124,852,047 (1,157,953) Total Appropriated Funds 130,799,174 126,010,000 144,708,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 824,951,608 823,031,434 344,277,497 919,896,000 942,435,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
140,783,807 9.5% (462,470,264) (28.4%) 695,022,069 59.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 6,607.2 6,535.5 6,433.7 6,577.9 6,772.6