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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 4,333,759,000
Net change from current biennium 517,859,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 13.6% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
44,027,389 44,027,389 General Fund - Federal
1,386,967,896 (104) General Fund - State 1,266,375,807 1,386,968,000 1,367,961,000
(404,939,000) State Building Construction Account - State 404,939,000 646,614,000
23,505,000 (68,000,000) Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct - State 20,869,067 91,505,000 82,461,000
158,532,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 134,227,681 158,532,000 157,090,000
124,084,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 124,084,000 212,513,000
Education Construction Account - State
67,784,000 67,784,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 67,897,000
1,804,900,285 (361,127,715) Total Appropriated Funds 1,489,369,555 2,166,028,000 2,466,639,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(500,000) Employment Training Finance Account - Nonappropriated 602,528 500,000 500,000
(514,893,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct - Nonappropriated 655,783,079 514,893,000 839,938,000
(7,309,000) Inst of HI ED-Plant Account - Nonappropriated 7,309,000 3,500,000
(301,138,000) Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct - Nonappropriated 303,205,058 301,138,000 296,467,000
(786,467,000) Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct - Nonappropriated 676,321,934 786,467,000 687,633,000
Inst of Hi Ed-Stores Account - Nonappropriated 101,581
(18,088,000) Inst of Hi Ed-data Processing Acct - Nonappropriated 36,295,857 18,088,000 18,105,000
Inst of Hi Ed-printing Account - Nonappropriated 6,855,456
Inst of Hi Ed-other Facilities Acct - Nonappropriated 1,353,140
Inst of Hi Ed-motor Pool Account - Nonappropriated 1,662,460
Inst of Hi Ed-associated Students - Nonappropriated 87,037,065
Inst of Hi Ed-bookstore Account - Nonappropriated 18,525,727
Inst of Hi Ed-Parking Account - Nonappropriated 26,594,394
(21,477,000) Comm/Tech College Innovation Accoun - Nonappropriated 31,165,209 21,477,000 20,977,000
Inst of Hi Ed-Food Services Account - Nonappropriated 11,920,966
Inst of Hi Ed-other Enterprises - Nonappropriated 71,838,152
Inst of Hi Ed-housing & Food Acct - Nonappropriated 71,626,144
Grant-In-Aid Scholarship/Fellowship - Nonappropriated 500,412,335
Inst of Hi Ed-Student Loan Account - Nonappropriated 10,607,427
Inst of Hi Ed-work Study Account - Nonappropriated 6,441,846
Inst of Hi Ed-endowment Local Acct - Nonappropriated 38,318
Inst of Hi Ed-Inst Financial Aid - Nonappropriated 25,458,623
(1,649,872,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,543,847,300 1,649,872,000 1,867,120,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
348,113,615 348,113,615 State Building Construction Account - State 147,027,080
68,000,000 68,000,000 Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct - State 70,709,453
Gardner-Evans High Ed Construction - State
416,113,615 416,113,615 Total Appropriated Funds 217,736,533

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,618,495,640 1,798,385,533 647,696,812 1,806,454,000 1,817,166,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
173,036,234 5.7% (746,660,875) (23.4%) 1,177,537,656 48.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14,635.4 15,988.7 13,451.9 14,587.2 14,587.0