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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 2019, the UW enrolled more than 59,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The 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 636 degree options across 312 programs, more than 1,000 student organizations, and undergraduate research opportunities for more than 9,000 students. In 2018-19, the UW awarded more than 17,800 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 the 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 8,770,304,000
Net change from current biennium 183,717,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 2.1% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
72,742,699 72,742,699 General Fund - Federal
696,943,000 General Fund - State 636,745,502 696,943,000 814,088,000
1,606,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 1,350,000 1,606,000 1,567,000
(207,706,000) State Building Construction Account - State 207,706,000 393,650,000
10,450,000 10,450,000 Disaster Response Account - State
1,546,000 (119,291,000) UW Building Account - State 1,052,000 120,837,000 110,671,000
36,731,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 33,051,000 36,731,000 35,421,000
3,087,000 Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account - State 3,017,129 3,087,000 3,062,000
250,000 250,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State
800,000 800,000 Geoduck Aquaculture Research Acct - State 145,167
612,000 Biotoxin Account - State 595,951 612,000 595,000
(1,800,000) Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State 1,800,000 2,950,000
35,311,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 35,311,000 45,031,000
528,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 494,000 528,000 518,000
50,906,000 50,906,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 51,068,000
7,907,000 Accident Account - State 7,404,453 7,907,000 7,499,000
7,507,000 Medical Aid Account - State 6,948,985 7,507,000 7,082,000
926,926,699 (193,648,301) Total Appropriated Funds 741,872,188 1,120,575,000 1,422,134,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(2,745,722,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 2,948,571,116 2,745,722,000 2,684,930,000
(1,469,549,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 1,564,971,397 1,469,549,000 1,476,235,000
(1,338,865,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 1,319,101,690 1,338,865,000 1,284,826,000
UW Bond Retirement Account - Nonappropriated 13,162,431
Self-insurance Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 54,820,667
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 2,953,208
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 19,083,931
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 305,125,389
Inst of Hi-Ed Retire Benefits Revol - Nonappropriated 30,315,530
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 7,522,367
(1,911,876,000) UW-University Hospital Account - Nonappropriated 2,734,128,884 1,911,876,000 1,902,179,000
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 261,030,015
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 29,067,113
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 193,070,849
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 54,190,795
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 363,523,666
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 5,176,170
Inst of Hi Ed-Annuity & Life Income - Nonappropriated 450,716
Inst of Hi Ed-endowment Local Acct - Nonappropriated 211,404
Inst of Hi Ed-Inst Financial Aid - Nonappropriated 143,733
Higher Ed Internal Lending Acct - Nonappropriated (23,323,692)
(7,466,012,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 9,883,297,378 7,466,012,000 7,348,170,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
203,653,987 203,653,987 State Building Construction Account - State 50,696,999
112,584,933 112,584,933 UW Building Account - State 68,755,400
State Toxics Control Account - State 498,620
1,800,000 1,800,000 Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State
318,038,920 318,038,920 Total Appropriated Funds 119,951,019

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,796,686,469 5,343,530,551 2,243,334,606 3,994,624,000 4,064,805,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
929,067,230 11.1% (1,721,780,117) (18.5%) 472,563,842 6.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 25,609.1 26,740.9 27,134.0 25,078.8 25,088.9