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Central Washington University

RCW 28B.35.050

Central Washington University (CWU) ) is a comprehensive university where small classes and the emphasis on teaching undergraduates allows students from all walks of life to be successful. CWU is the state's most diverse institution of higher education where nearly 33 percent of students are people of color. CWU is also serving a greater share of Hispanic students than any other institution, with more than 15 percent of students coming from Latinx backgrounds. About 92 percent of CWU students are state residents, with more from King County than all of eastern Washington. Half are the first in their families to go to college and half transferred from another institution. Hallmarks of the undergraduate experience include a strong program in undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), hands-on learning, and service to non-traditional students through online learning and community college partnerships. In Kittitas County, one person in nine works for CWU, the county’s largest employer.

Agency Mission

The mission of Central Washington University is to prepare students for enlightened, responsible and productive lives; to produce research, scholarship and creative expression in the public interest; and to serve as a resource to the region and the state through effective stewardship of university resources.
Request 435,228,000
Net change from current biennium 36,298,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 9.1% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
98,782,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 84,710,000 98,782,000 115,966,000
76,000 CWU Capital Projects Account - State 76,000 76,000
19,076,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 19,140,000 19,076,000 19,076,000
3,921,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 3,921,000 3,924,000
121,855,000 Total Appropriated Funds 103,850,000 121,855,000 139,042,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(102,693,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 85,631,870 102,693,000 103,293,000
(53,724,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 55,783,694 53,724,000 60,328,000
(120,658,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 119,255,252 120,658,000 132,565,000
HI ED Non-Proprietary Local Capital - Nonappropriated 88,105
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 6,535,627
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 2,264,780
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 15,863,147
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 1,260,704
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 23,009,766
Inst of Hi Ed-bookstore Account - Nonappropriated 18,707,561
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 2,569,102
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 59,986,759
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 4,876,647
Inst of Hi Ed-endowment Local Acct - Nonappropriated 61,536
Inst of Hi Ed-Inst Financial Aid - Nonappropriated 5,409,394
(277,075,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 401,303,945 277,075,000 296,186,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
48,943,970 (5,662,030) State Building Construction Account - State 91,613,441 54,606,000 58,000,000
10,111,160 (110,840) CWU Capital Projects Account - State 9,444,840 10,222,000 16,000,000
59,055,130 (5,772,870) Total Appropriated Funds 101,058,281 64,828,000 74,000,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 193,301,647 198,888,609 79,800,857 216,455,000 218,773,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
55,194,767 17.8% (85,831,350) (23.5%) 156,538,534 56.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,299.6 1,562.4 1,464.4 1,587.2 1,587.9