American Association of University Professors
WKU Community Views on Budget & Finances
Senate Budget and Finance Committee report: “Trends in WKU Budgets since FY 2004,” endorsed by Senate 3/17/2016
“Because I Said So: A Look Into the Other Side of Ransdell’s Presidency,” WKU Talisman feature, 5/2/2016
“President Ransdell/Provost Emslie Response Letter to Senate Resolution, 7/15/2015
“University Senate Resolution for Appropriate Emphasis: Academics,” WKU University Senate, 5/14/2015
“WKU Budget Woes Self-Inflicted,” WKU AAUP Chapter Blog, 2/20/14
“Budgets in Perspective,” WKU AAUP Chapter Blog, 1/30/2014
General Comparative Financial Data
WKU doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and its financial models and strategies have changed over the years. It is valuable to compare our finances over time to those of other schools in order to get a clear perspective.
The Delta Cost Project is a tool that uses official IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) data submitted by universities to the federal government. This tool can be used to compare WKU to any university or group of schools in the country using many different data parameters. Here is a shorthand table that compares WKU’s budgeting to other schools’ by “IPED” area.
The Kentucky CPE, which is the Commonwealth’s statewide coordinating and policy organization for higher education, provides data about Kentucky schools’ budgets, tuition, student profiles, and faculty/staff profiles.