Another way to view the expense budget is by the purpose of expenditures.

Expenses by schools and institutes comprise 65% of the total budget to cover the cost of faculty and administrative salaries and non-personnel expenses in direct support of teaching, research, and libraries. Facilities management, including debt service and campus safety, account for 17% of total expenses.

The direct cost of auxiliary operations, including student housing, dining, and residential education, account for 2% of the total budget.

Administrative units comprise 6% of the total expense budget and include budgets for services such as development and alumni relations, human resources, finance, legal, and general contingencies. Provostial operations, including such units as the offices of the Provost, Admissions and Financial Aid, Institutional Research, Registrar, the Vice Provost for Research, and a reserve for academic initiatives, represent 4% of the total expense budget.

Information technology services and Student Affairs comprise the remaining portion of the expense budget, each accounting for 3% of total expenses.

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Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Expense by Purpose

Fiscal 2023 Operating Expense by Purpose Pie Chart

Fiscal 2023 Operating Expense by Purpose Data