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THE FACTS:
UC BUDGET BASICS
The University of California's annual budget in 2009-10         HOW DO STATE FUNDING CUTS AFFECT UC?
totals $20.1 billion. Nearly three-fourths of that budget       State support for UC has steadily declined. In 2009-10, the
comes from funding sources that restrict the revenue to         state cut support for UC's operating budget by 20 percent.
specific uses: state and federal research contracts and
grants, enterprise income such as student housing and           Since 1990, the state's contribution to educating each UC
food services, and private donations to support specific        student has dropped more than 50 percent in inflation-
scholarships and other university programs.                     adjusted dollars.

2009-10 Projected UC Revenue by Source                          Per Student Average Expenditures for UC Education




The remaining 26 percent of UC's total budget, $5.3 billion
in 2009-10, represents UC's core unrestricted operating
funds.
These core operating funds come from three sources: state
general funds (50 percent), student fees (38 percent) and
UC general funds (12 percent).
UC general funds include revenue from nonresident tuition,
portions of the overhead on federal and state contracts and     UC currently enrolls more than 15,000 students for whom it
grants, Department of Energy lab management fees and            receives no state funding.
overhead, a portion of the patent royalties earned on UC        Money from the restricted revenue sources cannot be used
inventions, application and other fees and interest earnings.   to fill the funding gap left by state cuts to UC’s core budget.


HOW DOES UC SPEND ITS CORE FUNDS?                               HOW HAS UC DEALT WITH THE STATE CUTS?
UC spends its core operating funds on financial aid,            A systemwide 12-month furlough program reduced
employee benefits and salaries, equipment, supplies and         employee salaries 4 to 10 percent, with higher paid workers
utilities.                                                      taking the biggest cuts. The program is expected to save
                                                                $184 million. Almost all bonus programs have been frozen.
2008-09 UC Expenditures from Core Funds
                                                                Campuses have deferred faculty hiring, eliminated staff
                                                                positions and laid off more than 1,900 employees. They
                                                                have cut academic programs, eliminated courses, increased
                                                                class size and cut back student services such as counseling
                                                                and library hours.
                                                                UC curtailed freshman enrollment for fall 2009 by 2,300.
                                                                Student fees were increased 15 percent for the 2010 winter
                                                                term and another 15 percent for fall 2010.
                                                                The Office of the President was downsized for a savings of
                                                                more than $60 million.
                                                                UC has instituted administrative efficiencies, energy savings
                                                                and group purchasing programs to trim operating costs.
UC Office of the President | April 2010                                                     www.universityofcalifornia.edu/budget
 

				
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