University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 4
Percent of State General Fund Going to UC, 1966-67 to 2009-10

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

The University's share of the state's general fund dropped from 8.1 percent in 1966-67 to 3.1 percent in 2009-10. Over this same time period, the share for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation grew from about 4 percent to almost 11 percent. The shift away from higher education to prisons reflects a fundamental realignment of public priorities, with major consequences for higher education

Historically, state funding has been the largest single source of support for the University. Together with UC general funds and student fee revenue, it has provided permanent funding for the core costs of instruction, including faculty salaries and benefits, academic and administrative support, student services, operation and maintenance of plant and student financial aid.

Source: UCOP Budget and Capital Resources.

Figures in the CSV and HTML data tables have been rounded to the nearest thousand dollars.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.