WKU Budget: Expenditures

Western Kentucky University’s operating budgets since 2002 are available on the Division of Finance & Administration’s Budget website. See links below for a detailed budget by unit.

FY2017 budget snapshot:*

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*Chart does not reflect Carry Forward: money left over at the end of one fiscal year that can be carried forward into the next fiscal year. The amount budgeted for CF is only an estimate, so removing that estimate more accurately reflects WKU’s budgeted expenditures.

All WKU FY17 budgeted expenditures, by unit:

Division FY16 Less CF Revised FY16 % of total
Academic Affairs $179,412,292 (16,100,000) $163312292 58%
Athletics $23,294,277 (55,000) $23,349,277 8.3%
Diversity
Enrollment (now part of AA)
Facilities $28,634,557 (400,000) $28,243,557 10.04%
IT $12,519,565 (850,000) $11,669,565 4.15%
Development $4,164,485 (65,000) $4,099,485 1.46%
Finance & Admin $9,282,457 (395,000) $8,887,457 3.16%
General Council $652,826 (15,000) $637,826 0.23%
President $936,885 $936,885 0.33%
Public Affairs $3,943,042 (120,000) $3,823042 1.36%
Student Affairs $8,120,723 (395,000) $7,725,723 2.75%
University Wide $28,647,491 $28,647,491 10.01%
$299,608,600 (18,395,000) $281,323,600 100%

WKU Finance & Administration budget links:

Changes over time:

Increases and decreases in a division’s funding can be misleading, as these are sometimes the result of internal reorganization (for example, Enrollment Management used to be part of Academic Affairs, Radio/TV moved from IT to Public Affairs, etc).

However, even taking reorganizations into account, Academic Affairs (including Enrollment Management) has only seen an 83% increase since 2004, while Athletics has increased by 137%, and “University Wide” (including bond payments) by 235%.

changes in budget