UW Finances: A Visual Guide

Note: the Joint Finance Committee debates UW System funding today (Update: JFC punted on UW funding; it’s unclear when they will take up those controversial votes).¬†We over at the MacIver Institute spent a lot of time breaking down the UW budget as part of our Chart Smart series – so the busy taxpayer can keep up-to-speed on what’s going on. I’m reposting them here.

From the MacIver Institute:

These charts examine state support to the System, followed by the overall UW System budget, including federal dollars and gifts. Since the Governor’s proposed tuition freeze and tuition cut are on the docket for Tuesday, we also take a look at in-state and out-of-state tuition across public Big Ten schools. A history of program revenues offers a peek into the UW slush fund debate, sure to come up this week. Finally, we compare salaries for the average household in Wisconsin with employees of the UW System.

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About the writer: Chris Rochester has worked in communications and finance for a state Senate and congressional campaign, consulted on numerous Assembly and local races, and has held leadership roles in his local Republican Party. He's communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.