Colleges give about half of funds to other offices; deans satisfied with process


There is never enough money to fulfill an academic institution’s wishlist, but deans at Central Michigan University are satisfied with the overall funding model.

On average, 54.5 percent of revenue generated by the six colleges at CMU is transferred out of their budgets to fund other entities on campus.

David Burdette, vice president of Finance and Administrative Services, said how much each college allocates is determined by an assessment rate — an overhead for financing areas on campus that don’t generate revenue.

“That’s the assessment out and on average it’s around 50 percent,” he said.

2010-11 projected totals

Colleges • Science & Technology • Communication & Fine Arts • Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences • Education & Human ServicesBusiness Administration • Business Administration • Health Professions • Medicine

Total Revenue • 57,885,109 • 36,265,315 • 76,446,147 • 48,167,522 • 44,668,801 • 34,448,088 • 0

Transfers In (Out) • (28,180,011) • (18,626,966) • (46,860,951) • (28,248,253) • (23,933,176) • (18,452,409) • 2,251,694

Percentage transferred • 48.7% • 51.4% • 61.3% • 58.6% • 53.6% • 53.6% • N/A

*The listed information corresponds with the order of colleges.

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