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Community/Technical College System

RCW 28B.10, 28B.15, and 28B.50

The community and technical college system consists of 29 community colleges and 5 technical colleges. The colleges are aggregated into 30 districts. Each district has a local governing board of five trustees. The system provides postsecondary education services in three broad categories: academic transfer, workforce training, and basic skills for adults. These services are provided at hundreds of locations throughout the state. The system is governed by the nine member State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Agency Mission

The primary mission of Washington's community and technical college system is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve a greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. The system continually seeks ways to reduce barriers and expand educational opportunities and attainment, providing the skill infrastructure our state needs and the bridge to prosperity that every Washingtonian deserves.
Request 3,374,747,000
Net change from current biennium 340,431,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 11.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
1,266,480,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 1,291,381,057 1,266,480,000 1,478,423,000
21,618,000 Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct - State 16,781,712 21,618,000 23,505,000
134,501,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 95,837,140 134,501,000 158,572,000
Education Construction Account - State 7,108,999
67,897,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 67,897,000 67,784,000
1,490,496,000 Total Appropriated Funds 1,411,108,909 1,490,496,000 1,728,284,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(500,000) Employment Training Finance Account - Nonappropriated 303,549 500,000 500,000
(490,585,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 554,453,006 490,585,000 515,591,000
(290,295,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 276,047,203 290,295,000 300,901,000
(724,776,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 723,609,142 724,776,000 789,846,000
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 272,906
(16,940,000) Inst of Hi Ed-data Processing Acct - Nonappropriated 32,347,173 16,940,000 18,127,000
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 7,876,453
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 1,486,912
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 1,560,477
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 83,445,067
Inst of Hi Ed-bookstore Account - Nonappropriated 21,346,855
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 24,656,315
(20,724,000) Comm/Tech College Innovation Accoun - Nonappropriated 28,947,001 20,724,000 21,498,000
Inst of Hi Ed-Food Services Account - Nonappropriated 10,535,174
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 66,447,110
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 30,962,202
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 526,387,164
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 27,233,265
Inst of Hi Ed-work Study Account - Nonappropriated 1,231,675
Inst of Hi Ed-endowment Local Acct - Nonappropriated 501,443
Inst of Hi Ed-Inst Financial Aid - Nonappropriated 28,728,926
(1,543,820,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,448,379,018 1,543,820,000 1,646,463,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
State Higher Education Construction - State
256,742,320 (28,516,680) State Building Construction Account - State 228,979,689 285,259,000 464,736,000
72,000,000 Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct - State 79,818,165 72,000,000 68,000,000
Comm/Tech College Forest Reserve - State
Gardner-Evans High Ed Construction - State 72,072
328,742,320 (28,516,680) Total Appropriated Funds 308,869,926 357,259,000 532,736,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,543,890,219 1,574,247,579 610,980,099 1,664,815,000 1,709,932,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
285,844,555 10.4% (841,588,306) (27.8%) 1,189,519,322 54.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14,612.5 14,583.4 13,676.7 14,593.2 14,601.0