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