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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 1,919,615,000
Net change from current biennium (27,729,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (1.4%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
1,329,228 1,329,228 General Fund - Federal
453,819,000 General Fund - State 413,197,062 453,819,000 464,051,000
(102,880,000) State Building Construction Account - State 102,880,000 92,723,000
792,000 (49,843,000) WSU Building Account - State 792,000 50,635,000 51,000,000
33,995,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 33,995,000 33,995,000 33,995,000
Model Toxics Control Operating Acct - State 2,076,000
19,753,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 19,753,000 29,680,000
276,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 276,000 276,000 276,000
30,954,000 30,954,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 30,983,000
540,918,228 (120,439,772) Total Appropriated Funds 479,243,062 661,358,000 673,801,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(20,486,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Federal Approp Acct - Nonappropriated 17,760,462 20,486,000 19,018,000
(459,217,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 439,094,259 459,217,000 429,231,000
(275,987,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 255,056,972 275,987,000 289,159,000
(530,296,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 494,194,369 530,296,000 508,406,000
WSU Bond Retirement Account - Nonappropriated 19,736,168
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 9,673,717
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 7,924,077
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 36,958,925
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 4,256,574
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 185,492,954
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 15,215,676
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 61,067,091
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 133,355,361
WSU License Plate Account - Nonappropriated 1,307,411
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 251,114,045
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 1,344,882
(1,285,986,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,933,552,943 1,285,986,000 1,245,814,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
102,284,318 102,284,318 State Building Construction Account - State 51,580,177
49,126,968 49,126,968 WSU Building Account - State 36,542,924
Common School Construction Account - State 135,661
151,411,286 151,411,286 Total Appropriated Funds 88,258,762

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 862,317,689 875,809,995 342,500,125 885,809,000 890,875,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
55,569,928 3.4% (467,039,004) (27.7%) 558,373,881 45.8%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 6,408.7 6,328.1 6,152.5 6,376.3 6,532.3