University Budget Office

Report from President Kerwin

The AU Board of Trustees recently approved the university budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The budget reflects alignment with the objectives and action steps of the first two-year phase of the University Strategic Plan. All budget proposals were structured in accordance with the plan, and the strategic goals guided the work of the University Budget Committee in concert with the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Cabinet. Input and suggestions were solicited from the university community in a variety of ways, including town hall meetings.

The budget now exceeds $450 million in annual revenue and expenditures, reflecting steady growth in the size, complexity, and quality of our institution despite troublesome external economic conditions. Our emphasis on effective enrollment management, rigorous internal controls, and the continuation of financial safeguard policies has proven to be critical to the university’s positive financial standing in the current economic context. This budget reflects both confidence in our prospects and the intent to make a strong statement about the seriousness of our commitment to the University Strategic Plan. A new section has been added to this budget presentation to summarize over $40 million in funding for strategic objectives and action steps for two years. A divisional budget for the provost and each vice president is also presented to further increase transparency. I am confident we will advance this institution to a higher level in coming years through the sound investment of our resources.

Evidence indicates that the university’s current financial condition will remain strong for the foreseeable future. Although the value of our endowment has declined significantly, less than one percent of the operating budget is dependent on endowment income – unlike many of our competitors with endowment income reliance from 10-40% of their operating budgets. Over the past year we have restructured $220 million, or 100%, of our tax-exempt debt, which has provided significant savings and additional stability in the continuing credit crisis. Major indicators for fall 2009 enrollment remain strong. Nevertheless, we are mindful that given the uncertainty and volatility in the economy, dramatic changes could occur rapidly. Therefore, as we developed the budget proposal for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, we also performed a stress test to ensure that adequate financial safeguards exist and that actions could be taken to mitigate sudden enrollment shortfalls in fiscal years 2010 or 2011. We developed multiple levels of contingency options that are available to deal with unanticipated shortfalls. Even in more stable years, we have built our operating budgets with contingencies and safeguards to provide a cushion should unexpected events surprise us. This discipline has served us well, and continues to be fundamental in the new approved budget. We are confident that unexpected enrollment shortfalls or other unforeseen funding needs can be accommodated through operations, budget contingencies, and designated reserves. In their approval of this two-year budget, the Board of Trustees was both mindful and confident that such contingency plans were in place.

The university is also monitoring potential sources of funding including enhanced financial aid for students such as increased Pell Grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as grants awarded by the District of Columbia to higher education institutions for energy initiatives and infrastructure. The operating budget covers two fiscal years; specific items for fiscal year 2011 may need to be adjusted to reflect conditions at that time. The Board of Trustees will review the budget at mid-point in the cycle in case adjustments need to be made.

Freshmen and transfer enrollments are budgeted at 1,500 and 275, respectively, while continuing to emphasize student quality, diversity, and selectivity. Graduate, law, Washington Semester, and non-degree enrollment categories are budgeted conservatively. As in previous years, particular attention has been paid to the pricing structure for summer graduate and MBA programs to remain competitive. The budget includes a new revenue initiative targeted at intensifying marketing and recruitment efforts, promoting faculty research activities, and exercising innovation.

There will be a five percent increase in undergraduate, graduate, and law school tuition rates for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Residence hall rates will increase by four and a half percent each year. The current summer graduate rate will remain the same for summer 2009 and will increase by five percent in summer 2010. MBA and graduate business tuition rates will increase by three percent for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to maintain competitiveness. AU’s tuition and mandatory fees are below the mid-point of our market competitors, based on the latest available data (see table on p.14). These increases will not significantly change our position and are necessary to make needed improvements while supporting the implementation phase of the strategic plan.

Consistent with the strategic plan, this budget provides for:

• increased full-time faculty to enhance instructional resources and to reduce teaching loads for research-active faculty;

• competitive salaries and benefits for faculty and staff;

• more competitive adjunct faculty salary rates;

• strengthening of our undergraduate and graduate programs;

• expanded faculty and student research support;

• augmented need-based financial aid and various diversity initiatives;

• enhanced student recruitment including international students;

• increased support for fundraising and alumni support;

• improved student services including the implementation of a virtual and physical “One-Stop Center”;

• progress toward the President’s Climate Commitment;

• the next phase of marketing initiatives including the branding campaign, digital media, and web phase II;

• augmented facilities modernization and equipment funding;

• advancements in technology, library, and research infrastructure;

• new sources of revenue;

• tuition reserve and quasi-endowment transfer for financial safeguards; and 

• a transfer of cash reserves to supplement funding for strategic action steps.

I am grateful to all who participated in the budget and strategic planning processes. I am confident that the budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 will enable the university to make significant advances in realizing its strategic goals.

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Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 Budget Highlights

Tuition and Fees:
All Enrollment Categories: 5.0% increase for FY10 and FY11 except MBA and graduate business programs.
MBA and Graduate Business: 3.0% increase for FY10 and FY11.
Summer Undergraduate: 6.0% increase for FY10 and 5.0% increase for FY11.
Summer Graduate: 0.0% increase for FY10 and 5.0% increase for FY11.
Student Technology Fee: $120 per semester for full-time students and $40 per semester for part-time students effective FY10 to help support investments in new technologies as part of the strategic plan.

Residence Halls: 4.5% increase for FY10 and FY11.

Meal Plan: 4.0% increase for FY10 and FY11.

Parking: Increased $3 per month. The monthly rate for faculty, staff, and students will be $117 effective May 2009 and $120 effective May 2010.

New Revenue Initiatives: $500,000 in FY11 by intensifying marketing and recruitment efforts, promoting faculty research activities, and exercising innovation.

Faculty-Staff Salaries and Benefits: $3.7 million for a 3.0% performance-based salary pool and benefits for faculty and staff effective September 2009, and another $3.8 million for a 3.0% pool effective September 2010. An additional pool is set aside to continue the multi-year goal of bringing the average salary for assistant professors closer to the AAUP Level 1 standard. No market adjustment pool is set aside for staff salaries as benchmarking analysis indicates average staff salaries are above the market median. However, staff compensation salary bands will be increased by 3.0% each year. Salary and benefits commitments also include the implementation of a minimum wage increase to $8.25 per hour in compliance with D.C. regulations, auto-enrollment in 403(b) benefits plans effective May 2009, and increased university contributions to the health plan.

Full-time Faculty: $2.6 million over two years to hire 23 new tenure-track faculty, and an additional $1.1 million to continue 12 full-time temporary faculty positions each year to respond to planned enrollment increases. $1.36 million over two years to support start-up packages for new faculty positions and current searches.

Adjunct Faculty: Increased $760,000 over two years to make adjunct faculty salary rates more competitive.

New Staff: $4.5 million over two years for salaries and benefits for 58 new full-time staff positions.

Financial Aid: Increased $9.4 million over two years to match the tuition rate and index to enrollment projections at a 29% tuition discount ratio for undergraduate and graduate students; to make need-based financial aid awards available for Pell Grant-eligible students and to support diversity initiatives within the financial aid budget; to increase funding for existing and new Ph.D. programs; to award frou additional Athletics scholarships over two years to increase competitiveness among Patriot League schools; and to provide seed money for the expansion of Washington Semester affiliated programs in FY10.

Supplies and Expenses: Additional funding for a wide range of initiatives to adequately fund academic base budgets, faculty travel, and staff training and development; to fund new research centers; and to respond to external environmental factors.

New SIS Building: $1.3 million for operations and maintenance costs in FY11 as the new SIS building becomes fully operational.

Marketing Initiatives: $1.27 million over two years for branding campaign, integrated marketing efforts, and web phase II. An additional $1 million each year for intensive marketing and retention efforts for undergraduate, international, and graduate students.

Development: Increased $258,000 over two years to support fundraising and alumni development.

Student Services: Increased $300,000 over two years to implement various initiatives including the student leadership development initiative and the creation of a Women's Center.

Athletics: Increased $138,000 over two years to be competitive among Patriot League schools.

Utilities: Increased $1.8 million in FY10 based on a renewed five-year contract.

Technology Capital Funding: $3.2 million over two years to support the university's multi-year technology plan including technology capital life cycle renewal, faculty research and student service support, campus-wide enterprise projects, and business continuity. Student technology fee increases will partially offset this technology investment.

Library Acquisitions: Increased $350,000 in FY10 and an additional $1.5 million in FY11 to enhance the library collection and electronic databases.

Deferred Maintenance Fund: Increased $300,000 in FY10 and an additional $1.5 million in FY11, which includes residence halls, the new SIS building, and continuation of the preventive maintenance program.

Furnishings and Equipment Fund: Increased $50,000 in FY10 and another $250,000 in FY11.

Facilities Modernization Fund: Increased $250,000 in FY10 and another $250,000 in FY11.

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds: Equals 1% of the total budget for FY10 and 2% for FY11.

Enrollment Contingency Fund: Equals $5.6 million or 1.5% of projected tuition revenue in FY10. In FY11, $5 million will be available to fund strategic priorities and the remaining $900,000 will be budgeted in the enrollment contingency account.

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives: $2.4 million in FY10 and $3 million in FY11 from the internally designated Strategic Plan Initiative accounts.

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American University FY2010 Budget Revenue and Expenditures


American University FY2010 Budget Revenue and Expenditures

REVENUE ($000's)

FY2009
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2010
Budget

%
Change

Student Tuition and Fees

Residence Halls

Auxiliary Enterprises

Investment Income

Unrestricted Gifts

Indirect Cost Recovery

Endowment Income

WAMU-FM Revenue

$346,415

31,711

26,089

5,400

750

2,300

3,200

11,860

$25,445

983

1,607

(1,400)

0

(300)

0

2,640

$371,860

32,694

27,696

4,000

750

2,000

3,200

14,500

7.3%

3.1%

6.2%

(25.9%)

0.0%

(13.0%)

0.0%

22.3%

Total Revenue

 

$427,725

 

$28,975

 

$456,700

 

6.8%

 


EXPENDITURE ($000's)

FY2009
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2010
Budget

%
Change

Faculty and Staff Salaries

Adjunct Faculty Salaries

Part-time Staff

Employee Benefits

Transfer to Fund Sept. 2009 Salary Increase

Transfer to Pre-Fund Sept. 2010 Salary Increase

$143,203

5,436

15,005

37,524

(3,800)

3,941

$6,302

350

191

2,392

100

(141)

$149,505

5,786

15,196

39,916

(3,700)

3,800

4.4%

6.4%

1.3%

6.4%

(2.6%)

(3.6%)

Salaries and Benefits

Financial Aid

Supplies and Expenses, etc.

Instructional Revenue Centers (Institutes)

Library Acquisitions

Utilities

Technology Capital Funding

Deferred Maintenance Fund (including residence halls)

Furnishings and Equipment Fund

Facilities Modernization Fund

Debt Service

WCL Additional Expenditures

KSB Additional Expenditures

WAMU Additional Expenditures

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds

Tuition Management Reserve

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives
$201,309

78,459

81,742

6,764

4,605

7,467

4,297

9,101

2,100

2,100

17,294

0

0

0

8,555

5,182

(1,250)
$9,194

5,404

4,676

1,325

350

1,770

2,671

300

50

250

0

3,412

1,869

2,375

(3,955)

418

(1,135)
$210,503

83,863

86,418

8,089

4,955

9,237

6,968

9,401

2,150

2,350

17,294

3,412

1,869

2,375

4,600

5,600

(2,385)
4.6%

6.9%

5.7%

19.6%

7.6%

23.7%

62.2%

3.3%

2.4%

11.9%

0.0%

n/a

n/a

n/a

(46.2%)

8.1%

90.8%

Total Expenditures

 

$427,725

$28,975

$456,700

6.8%


Net Surplus/(Deficit)

 

$0

$0

$0


 

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American University FY2011 Budget Revenue and Expenditures


American University FY2011 Budget Revenue and Expenditures

REVENUE ($000's)

FY2010
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2011
Budget

%
Change

Student Tuition and Fees

New Revenue Initiatives

Residence Halls

Auxiliary Enterprises

Investment Income

Unrestricted Gifts

Indirect Cost Recovery

Endowment Income

WAMU-FM Revenue
$371,860

0

32,694

27,696

4,000

750

2,000

3,200

14,500
$18,812

500

1,578

710

0

0

0

0

900
$390,672

500

34,272

28,406

4,000

750

2,000

3,200

15,400
5.1%

n/a

4.8%

2.6%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

6.2%

Total Revenue

 

$456,700

 

$22,500

 

$479,200

 

4.9%

 


EXPENDITURE ($000's)

FY2010
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2011
Budget

%
Change

Faculty and Staff Salaries

Adjunct Faculty Salaries

Part-time Staff

Employee Benefits

Transfer to Fund Sept. 2010 Salary Increase

Transfer to Pre-Fund Sept. 2011 Salary Increase

$149,505

5,786

15,196

39,916

(3,700)

3,800

$6,718

350

36

2,434

(100)

100

$156,223

6,136

15,232

42,350

(3,800)

3,900

4.5%

6.0%

0.2%

6.1%

2.7%

2.6%

Salaries and Benefits

Financial Aid

Supplies and Expenses, etc.

Instructional Revenue Centers (Institutes)

Library Acquisitions

Utilities

Technology Capital Funding

Deferred Maintenance Fund (including residence halls)

Furnishings and Equipment Fund

Facilities Modernization Fund

Debt Service

WCL Additional Expenditures

KSB Additional Expenditures

WAMU Additional Expenditures

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds

Tuition Management Reserve

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives
$210,503

83,863

86,418

8,089

4,955

9,237

6,968

9,401

2,150

2,350

17,294

3,412

1,869

2,375

4,600

5,600

(2,385)
$9,538

3,963

1,466

150

350

75

530

1,500

250

250

0

2,398

1,514

810

5,000

(4,700)

(595)
$220,041

87,826

87,884

8,239

5,305

9,312

7,498

10,901

2,400

2,600

17,294

5,811

3,384

3,185

9,600

900

(2,980)
4.5%

4.7%

1.7%

1.9%

7.1%

0.8%

7.6%

16.0%

11.6%

10.6%

0.0%

70.3%

81.0%

34.1%

108.7%

(83.9%)

24.9%

Total Expenditures

 

$456,700

$22,500

$479,200

4.9%


Net Surplus/(Deficit)

 

$0

$0

$0


 

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FY2010 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

FY2010 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

FY2011 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

FY2011 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

American University FY2010 Expenditure Budget by Division

(Units include Fringe Benefits)



American University FY2010 Expenditure Budget by Division

($000's omitted)

Operating
Accounts

Institutional
Accounts

Total FY2010
Budget

% of
University
Total

President

University Communications and Marketing

General Counsel

Athletics and Recreation

WAMU-FM (RCM)

Provost
Provost's Central Accounts
Academic Initiatives - for distribution to colleges/schools
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Kogod School of Business (KSB) - RCM
School of International Service (SIS)
School of Communication (SOC)
School of Public Affairs (SPA)
Washington Semester
AU Abroad/Abroad at AU
Instructional Revenue Centers (Institutes) - for distribution
Washington College of Law (WCL) - RCM
Dean of Academic Affairs
Office of Enrollment/Admissions
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Library
Registrar
$2,501

$3,726

$1,189

$6,992

$13,070


$6,468
2,154
35,660
15,540
9,906
7,249
11,562
4,821
9,609
8,089
46,661
6,033
7,867
0
9,403
1,971
$0

$0

$460

$4,254

$0


$0
0
590
400
22
0
11
2,108
114
0
5,385
14,427
0
58,373
974
122
$2,501

$3,726

$1,649

$11,246

$13,070


$6,468
2,154
36,250
15,940
9,928
7,249
11,573
6,929
9,723
8,089
52,046
20,460
7,867
58,373
10,377
2,093
0.5%

0.8%

0.4%

2.5%

2.9%

Total

 

$182,994

 

$82,525

 

$265,519

 

58.1%

 


Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Vice President's Central Accounts
Risk Management and Safety Services
Transportation
Public Safety
Information Technology
Financial Management
---Debt Service
Facilities Management
---Utilities
---Deferred Maintenance (CRDM)
Auxiliary Services
Human Resources/CDC/Benefits
Fringe Benefits Offset


$4,463
0
930
2,953
15,938
4,070
0
19,308
0
0
8,626
3,120
0


$2,292
696
0
0
0
1,466
16,111
5,044
9,237
8,101
12,603
38,124
(38,124)


$6,755
696
930
2,953
15,938
5,536
16,111
24,351
9,237
8,101
21,229
41,244
(38,124)

 

Total

 

$59,407

 

$55,549

 

$114,956

 

25.2%

 

Vice President of Campus Life
Campus Life Operations
Housing & Dining Programs
Residence Hall CRDM


$11,796
3,398
0


$697
0
1,300


$12,492
3,398
1,300

 

Total

 

$15,193

 

$1,997

 

$17,190

 

3.8%

 

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

$5,759

$0

$5,759

1.3%


Central Reserves
New Faculty and Staff Position Pool - for distribution
Faculty and Staff Merit Increase - for distribution
Furnishings and Equipment Fund
Facilities Modernization Fund
Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds
Tuition Management Reserve
Transfer to Fund Strategic Initiatives
Other Central Reserves/Transfer


$4,269
3,700
0
0
0
0
0
0


$0
0
2,150
2,350
4,600
5,600
(2,385)
799


$4,269
3,700
2,150
2,350
4,600
5,600
(2,385)
799


 

Total

 

$7,969

 

$13,114

 

$21,083

 

4.6%

 


FY2010 TOTAL UNIVERSITY BUDGET

 

$298,800

 

$157,900

 

$456,700

 

100%

 

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American University FY2011 Expenditure Budget by Division

(Units include Fringe Benefits)


American University FY2011 Expenditure Budget by Division

($000's omitted)

Operating
Accounts

Institutional
Accounts

Total FY2011
Budget

% of
University
Total

President

University Communications and Marketing

General Counsel

Athletics/Recreation Sports & Fitness

WAMU-FM

Provost
Provost's Central Accounts
Academic Initiatives - for distribution to colleges/schools
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Kogod School of Business (KSB) - RCM
School of International Service (SIS)
School of Communication (SOC)
School of Public Affairs (SPA)
Washington Semester
AU Abroad/Abroad at AU
Instructional Revenue Centers (Institutes) - for distribution
Washington College of Law (WCL) - RCM
Dean of Academic Affairs
Office of Enrollment/Admissions
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Library
Registrar

$2,501

$3,305

$1,189

$7,034

$13,880

---
$$6,468
2,641
35,660
17,054
9,906
7,249
11,562
4,761
9,844
8,239
48,790
6,033
7,867
0
9,753
1,971

$0

$0

$585

$4,516

$0

---
$0
0
623
400
24
0
12
2,205
114
0
5,654
15,527
0
61,413
974
126

$2,501

$3,305

$1,774

$11,551

$13,880

---
$6,468
2,641
36,283
17,454
9,930
7,249
11,574
6,966
9,958
8,239
54,444
21,560
7,867
61,413
10,727
2,097

0.5%

0.7%

0.4%

2.4%

2.9%

Total

 

$187,800

 

$87,072

 

$274,872

 

57.4%

 


Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Vice President's Central Accounts
Risk Management and Safety Services
Transportation
Public Safety
Information Technology
Financial Management
---Debt Service
Facilities Management
---Utilities
---Deferred Maintenance (CRDM)
Auxiliary Services
Human Resources/CDC/Benefits
Fringe Benefits Offset


$4,466
0
930
2,953
16,386
4,070
0
21,480
0
0
8,626
3,120
0


$2,292
696
0
0
0
1,466
16,111
5,144
9,312
9,501
13,112
38,649
(38,649)


$6,758
696
930
2,953
16,386
5,536
16,111
26,623
9,312
9,501
21,738
41,769
(38,649)

 

Total

 

$62,031

 

$57,633

 

$119,664

 

25.0%

 

Vice President of Campus Life
Campus Life Operations
Residence Hall Operations
Residence Hall Deferred Maintenance


$11,856
3,431
0


$714
0
1,400


$12,570
3,431
1,400

 

Total

 

$15,287

 

$2,114

 

$17,401

 

3.6%

 

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

$6,011

$0

$6,011

1.3%


Central Reserves
New Faculty and Staff Position Pool - for distribution
Faculty and Staff Merit Increase - for distribution
Furnishings and Equipment Fund
Facilities Modernization Fund
Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds
Enrollment Contingency
Transfer to Fund Strategic Initiatives
Other Central Reserves/Transfer


$7,153
3,800
0
0
0
0
0
0


$0
0
2,400
2,600
9,600
900
(2,980)
4,768


$7,153
3,800
2,400
2,600
9,600
900
(2,980)
4,768


 

Total

 

$10,953

 

$17,288

 

$28,241

 

5.9%

 


FY2011 Total University Budget

 

$309,991

 

$169,209

 

$479,200

 

100.0%

 

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Highlights of FY2010–2011 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals


Highlights of FY2010-2011 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals

($000's omitted)

Budget Allocations

STRATEGIC GOALS

FY2010

FY2011

SP1

Epitomize the Scholar-Teacher Ideal

Increase full-time faculty; make recruiting packages more competitive; increase faculty support

Close gap with AAUP 1 for Assistant Professor rank

Hire temporary faculty to meet enrollment increases

Adjust compensation rates for adjunct faculty to market

 


$2,450

100

1,000

378

 


$3,086

200

1,000

756

    $3,928 $5,042

SP2

Provide an Unsurpassed Undergraduate Experience

Increase funding for Athletics scholarships, staffing, marketing, intramurals and club sports

Implement integrated student services (One-Stop Center)

Increase student support including a new Women's Center

Provide resources to strengthen liberal arts/sciences, academic program development, and student research support

Enhance undergraduate marketing and recruitment including a new AU Welcome Center

 


$436

618

57


597


1,505

 


$525

612

124


611


1,505

    $3,213 $3,377

SP3

Demonstrate Distinction in Graduate, Professional, and Legal Studies

Increase funding level and duration of Ph.D. awards for existing and expanded programs

Support dissertation program, online curriculum design for faculty, and graduate marketing

Create dedicated graduate study lounge in a bridge space between SIS and Library

 


$375


213


325

 


$875


363


325

    $913 $1,563

SP4

Engage in Great Ideas and Issues through Research, Centers, and Institutes

Establish new research centers and improve research infrastructure

 

$470

 

$640

SP5

Reflect and Value Diversity

Increase funding for STEP and alternative break trips

Increase support for Frederick Douglass Scholarship program, WINS, and faculty diversity initiatives

(Reallocation of financial aid to meet higher percentage of need - $3.9M)

 

$62


220

0

 

$62


600

0

    $282 $662

SP6

Bring the World to AU and AU to the World

existing budget

SP7

Act on Values through Social Responsibility and Service

Provide support for the D.C. Reads Program

Make progress toward the President's Climate Commitment Plan

 

$15

520

 

$15

520

    $535 $535

SP8

Engage Alumni in the Life of the University, On- and Off-Campus

Increase funding for Development to support alumni relations and regional advancements

 


$545

 


$1,060

SP9

Encourage Innovation and High Performance

Enhance staff training and career development program

Enhance General Counsel operations for compliance and to support external legal fees

Provide increased support for student activities, housing/dining programs, and web

Make a safer campus by increasing Public Safety officers

Increase base budgets for academic schools/colleges

 

$250


215


59

272

1,000

 

$250


340


100

272

1,000

    $1,796 $1,962

SP10

Win Recognition and Distinction

Enhance branding campaign; marketing; digital media; website phase II

Cultivate partnerships to increase institutional visibility

 

$1,328

150

 

$908

180

    $1,478 $1,088

ENABLING GOALS

   

EG1

Diversify Revenue Sources

Enhance university asset management

Increase support for fundraising efforts in Development

Provide seed money for expansion of Washington Semester affiliated programs

 

$192

205

290

 

$192

440

290

    $687 $922

EG2

Employ Technology to Empower Excellence

Implement IT Enterprise system enhancements

Implement business continuity plan

Renew technology life cycle capital programs

 

$1,212

0

553

 

$1,003

270

945

    $1,765 $2,218

EG3

Improve the University Library and Research Infrastructure

Increase post-award faculty research and grant management

Increase funding for library collection and electronic databases

 

$80

350

 

$327

700

    $430 $1,027

EG4

Forge Partnerships by Leveraging our Capital Location

$20 $20

EG5

Continue as a Model for Civil Discourse

$10 $0

EG6

Align Facilities Planning with Strategic Goals

Address facilities modernization, furnishings, and CRDM

Operations and maintenance for the new SIS building

Consulting for Master Plan

 

$275

0

500

 

$2,275

1,300

500

    $775 $4,075
 

TOTAL FUNDING

$16,847 $24,191

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Tuition and Housing Rates


Tuition and Housing Rates

Tuition Rates - Fall and Spring Semesters

Fall and Spring Semesters FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY09-10
Change
FY10-11
Change
Full-time Undergraduate (semester)

Part-time Undergraduate (credit hour)

Graduate (credit hour)

Graduate Full-time MBA Program (semester)

Graduate Part-time MBA Program (credit hour)

Washington College of Law (semester)

Washington College of Law (credit hour)

Nondegree Undergraduate (credit hour)

Nondegree Graduate (credit hour)

Part-time Off-campus (credit hour)

$16,408

1,093

1,178

14,113

1,079

19,326

1,431

1,093

1,178

991

$17,228

1,148

1,237

14,536

1,111

20,292

1,503

1,148

1,237

1,041

$18,090

1,205

1,299

14,972

1,144

21,307

1,578

1,205

1,299

1,093

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

3.0%

3.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

3.0%

3.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

 

Tuition Rates - Summer Semesters

Summer 2008 2009 2010 2008-09
Change
2009-10
Change
Undergraduate (credit hour)

Graduate (credit hour)

MBA Program (credit hour)

Washington College of Law (credit hour)

Nondegree Undergraduate (credit hour)

Nondegree Graduate (credit hour)

Off-campus (credit hour)
$918

1,111

1,048

1,350

918

1,111

935
$973

1,111

1,048

1,431

973

1,111

991
$1,022

1,167

1,100

1,503

1,022

1,167

1,041
6.0%

0.0%

0.0%

6.0%

6.0%

0.0%

6.0%
5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%
 

Student Housing

  FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY09-10
Change
FY10-11
Change
Single Occupancy including Nebraska Hall (semester)

Double Occupancy (semester)

Triple Occupancy (semester)

Centennial Hall Single Occupancy (semester)

Centennial Hall Double Occupancy (semester)
$5,179

4,129

3,017

6,049

4,129
$5,412

4,315

3,153

6,321

4,315
$5,656

4,509

3,295

6,605

4,509
4.5%

4.5%

4.5%

4.5%

4.5%
4.5%

4.5%

4.5%

4.5%

4.5%

* Meal plan rates will increase by 4%.

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American University Fall Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment


Fall Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment

Fall
Semester

Under-
graduates

% Change
Since
1990

Wash. Semester
& Non-AU
Study Abroad

Graduates

Non-
Degree

Sub-Total

% Change
Since
1990

Law

Law
as % of
Total

 

TOTAL

% Change
Since
1990

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005*

2006

2007

2008

2009 Budget

2010 Budget
5,361

4,930

4,692

4,623

4,460

4,700

4,797

4,797

4,919

4,912

5,161

5,343

5,500

5,493

5,583

5,619

5,757

5,721

5,931

6,001

6,011

 

(8.0%

(12.5%)

(13.8%)

(16.8%)

(12.3%)

(10.5%)

(10.5%)

(8.2%)

(8.4%)

(3.7%)

(0.3%)

2.6%

2.5%

4.1%

4.8%

7.4%

6.7%

10.6%

11.9%

12.1%

506

461

564

464

426

330

457

382

334

318

472

438

393

457

484

421

382

296

316

329

329
2,028

2,200

2,435

2,590

2,496

2,469

2,392

2,285

2,176

2,198

2,166

2,134

2,312

2,421

2,393

2,301

2,202

2,293

2,333

2,269

2,290
688

655

652

592

542

504

425

450

416

375

366

355

249

181

232

263

245

357

404

395

394
8,583

8,246

8,343

8,269

7,924

8,003

8,071

7,914

7,845

7,803

8,165

8,270

8,454

8,552

8,692

8,604

8,586

8,667

8,984

8,994

9,024

 

(3.9%)

(2.8%)

(3.7%)

(7.7%)

(6.8%)

(6.0%)

(7.8%)

(8.6%)

(9.1%)

(4.9%)

(3.6%)

(1.5%)

(0.4%)

1.3%

0.2%

0.0%

1.0%

4.7%

4.8%

5.1%

1,077

1,068

1,067

1,163

1,184

1,137

1,182

1,229

1,245

1,336

1,317

1,354

1,458

1,415

1,527

1,498

1,529

1,528

1,519

1,398

1,389
11.1%

11.5%

11.3%

12.3%

13.0%

12.4%

12.8%

13.4%

13.7%

14.6%

13.9%

14.1%

14.7%

14.2%

14.9%

14.8%

15.1%

15.0%

14.5%

13.5%

13.3%
9,660

9,314

9,410

9,432

9,108

9,140

9,253

9,143

9,090

9,139

9,482

9,624

9,912

9,967

10,219

10,102

10,115

10,195

10,503

10,392

10,413

 

(3.6%)

(2.6%)

(2.4%)

(5.7%)

(5.4%)

(4.2%)

(5.4%)

(5.9%)

(5.4%)

(1.8%)

(0.4%)

2.6%

3.2%

5.8%

4.6%

4.7%

5.5%

8.7%

7.6%

7.8%

Source: Office of Institutional Research. Data as of the 5th week.
* Katrina students are not included in enrollment data.

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Higher Education Inflation Measures

Higher Education Inflation Measures FY20102011

American University Market Comparison Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MARKET COMPARISON
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES
(FY2009 is the most recent year for which comparable data are available.)




Increase FY08 to FY09
  School FY2008 FY2009 $ Percent






1 George Washington University $39,240 $40,437 $1,197 3.1%
2 Vassar College $38,115 $40,210 $2,095 5.5%
3 Bucknell University $38,134 $39,652 $1,518 4.0%
4 Colgate University $37,660 $39,545 $1,885 5.0%
5 Columbia University  $37,223 $39,326 $2,103 5.6%
6 University of Richmond $37,610 $38,850 $1,240 3.3%
7 Tufts University $36,700 $38,840 $2,140 5.8%
8 Tulane University $36,610 $38,664 $2,054 5.6%
9 Dickinson College $35,809 $38,259 $2,450 6.8%
10 Johns Hopkins University $36,400 $38,200 $1,800 4.9%
11 Boston College $35,674 $37,950 $2,276 6.4%
12 Georgetown University $35,964 $37,947 $1,983 5.5%
13 Duke University $35,512 $37,925 $2,413 6.8%
14 University of Southern California $35,810 $37,890 $2,080 5.8%
15 Brown University $36,342 $37,718 $1,376 3.8%
16 University of Chicago $35,868 $37,632 $1,764 4.9%
17 Lehigh University $35,610 $37,550 $1,940 5.4%
18 Barnard College $35,190 $37,538 $2,348 6.7%
19 University of Pennsylvania $35,916 $37,526 $1,610 4.5%
20 New York University $35,290 $37,372 $2,082 5.9%
21 Brandeis University $35,702 $37,294 $1,592 4.5%
22 Dartmouth College $35,288 $37,250 $1,962 5.6%
23 Villanova University $34,620 $37,250 $2,630 7.6%
24 Washington University in St. Louis $35,524 $37,248 $1,724 4.9%
25 Northwestern University $35,429 $37,125 $1,696 4.8%
26 Boston University $35,418 $37,050 $1,632 4.6%
27 Vanderbilt University $35,278 $37,005 $1,727 4.9%
28 Cornell University $34,781 $36,504 $1,723 5.0%
29 Swarthmore College $34,884 $36,490 $1,606 4.6%
30 Emory University $34,336 $36,336 $2,000 5.8%
31 Loyola College $34,250 $36,240 $1,990 5.8%
32 Harvard University $34,998 $36,173 $1,175 3.4%
33 Yale University $34,530 $35,300 $770 2.2%
34 Fordham University $32,720 $35,257 $2,537 7.8%
35 University of Miami $33,018 $34,834 $1,816 5.5%
36 Princeton University $33,000 $34,290 $1,290 3.9%
37 Clark University $32,865 $1,355 4.1%
38 Northeastern University $31,899 $33,721 $1,822 5.7%
39 Syracuse University $31,686 $33,439 $1,753 5.5%
40 American University $31,425 $33,283 $1,858 5.9%
41 University of Michigan* $31,301 $33,069 $1,768 5.6%
42 St. Joseph's University $32,860 $1,875 6.1%
43 Catholic University of America $28,990 $30,670 $1,680 5.8%
44 Ithaca College $28,670 $30,606 $1,936 6.8%
45 Drexel University $29,065 $30,440 $1,375 4.7%
46 University of Virginia* $27,515 $29,798 $2,283 8.3%
47 Univeristy of Vermont* $27,938 $29,682 $1,744 6.2%
48 University of California - Davis* $27,729 $29,243 $1,514 5.5%
49 College of William and Mary* $26,725 $29,116 $2,391 8.9%
50 University of California - Santa Barbara* $27,516 $28,994 $1,478 5.4%
51 University of California - San Diego* $27,019 $28,670 $1,651 6.1%
52 Hofstra University $26,730 $28,630 $1,900 7.1%
53 University of California - Berkeley* $26,784 $28,264 $1,480 5.5%
54 University of California - Los Angeles* $26,658 $28,162 $1,504 5.6%
55 Penn State University - University Park* $23,712 $24,940 $1,228 5.2%
56 Elon University $22,166 $24,076 $1,910 8.6%
57 University of Connecticut* $22,786 $24,050 $1,264 5.5%
58 University of Pittsburgh* $22,386 $23,290 $904 4.0%
59 University of Maryland - College Park* $22,208 $23,076 $868 3.9%
60 George Mason University* $19,728 $22,476 $2,748 13.9%
61 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill* $20,988 $22,295 $1,307 6.2%
62 University of Wisconsin - Madison* $21,438 $21,818 $380 1.8%
63 University of Massachusetts - Amherst* $20,502 $21,729 $1,227 6.0%
64 University of Delaware* $19,400 $21,126 $1,726 8.9%
65 Rutgers University - Newark* $19,435 $21,031 $1,596 8.2%
66 Temple University* $19,320 $20,468 $1,148 5.9%
67 State University of NY at Binghamton* $12,272 $12,332 $60 0.5%







Average $30,930 $32,631 $1,701 5.5%






Three-tier competitors are color coded as follows:



Tier One Competitors: Though admitted to AU, students choose these competing institutions.
Tier Two Competitors: Though admitted to these competing institutions, students choose AU.
Tier Three Competitors: Students choose equally between AU and these institutions.







Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education October 29, 2008 issue



Notes: According to the College Board's annual tuition survey, tuition increases from AY08 to AY09 averaged 6.4% for in-state tuition

at public four-year institutions and 5.9% at private four-year institutions.



*State institutions indicate out-of-state tuition rates



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Market Comparison Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases


Market Comparison Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases

 

American
University

All 3-Tiers
Average*

Private
Institutions**

AY95-96 to AY96-97

AY96-97 to AY97-98

AY97-98 to AY98-99

AY98-99 to AY99-00

AY99-00 to AY00-01

AY00-01 to AY01-02

AY01-02 to AY02-03

AY02-03 to AY03-04

AY03-04 to AY04-05

AY04-05 to AY05-06

AY05-06 to AY06-07

AY06-07 to AY07-08

AY07-08 to AY08-09
3.7%

4.6%

4.7%

4.8%

5.0%

5.1%

4.3%

5.9%

5.9%

6.5%

5.9%

5.9%

5.9%
4.9%

4.7%

5.6%

4.8%

4.5%

5.2%

6.3%

7.3%

6.4%

6.3%

6.0%

5.6%

5.5%
5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

4.7%

5.2%

5.5%

5.8%

6.0%

6.0%

5.9%

5.9%

6.3%

5.9%

AVERAGE

5.2%

5.6%

5.5%

*67 Institutions (private and public) identified by the Office of Enrollment for AY08-09
** Annually reported by the College Board.

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Market Comparison Residence Hall Room Rates at Area Institutions


Market Comparison Residence Hall Room Rates at Area Institutions

School

FY2008 Residence Hall Fee

FY2009 Residence Hall Fee

Increase FY08 to FY09

$

Percent
George Washington University

Georgetown University

American University

Loyola College

Catholic University

$9,000

$7,956

$7,792

$7,350

$6,224

$9,270

$8,354

$8,258

$7,790

$6,536

$270

$398

$466

$440

$312

3.0%

5.0%

6.0%

6.0%

5.0%

Average

$7,664

$8,042

$377

4.9%

Source: Survey of university websites completed by the Budget Office.
Note: All rooms are double occupancy with no private bath. Cost is for room only.

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Staff and Faculty Performance-Based Salary Increase and Market Adjustments


Staff and Faculty Performance-Based Salary Increase and Market Adjustments

 

Performance-Based Salary Increase %

Staff Market

Faculty Market

FY1997

FY1998

FY1999

FY2000

FY2001

FY2002

FY2003

FY2004

FY2005

FY2006

FY2007

FY2008

FY2009

FY2010

FY2011
3.00%

3.00%

2.50%

2.50%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

3.75%

3.50%

3.70%

3.70%

3.00%

3.00%
$600,000

1,200,000

1,400,000

1,400,000

1,400,000

1,700,000

0

0

0

150,000

0

0

0

0

0
$300,000

265,000

225,000

350,000

800,000

943,000

0

0

0

100,000

0

110,000

120,000

100,000

100,000

Total

 

$7,850,000

$3,413,000

Note: The staff compensation salary bands will increase by 3% each year.

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