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

Expenses by schools and institutes comprise 64% of the total budget to fund faculty and administrative compensation and non-personnel expenses in direct support of teaching and research. 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, accounts for 2% of the total budget. 

Central 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 5% 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.

$4.1 billion

Fiscal Year 24 Operating Expenses by Purpose

Fiscal 2024 Operating Expense by Purpose Data and Pie Chart