Indicator 1.4UC share of state budget, Universitywide, 1967-68 to 2011-12
The University's share of the state's general fund dropped from 8.1 percent in 1966-67 to 3.0 percent in 2011-12.
Between 1966-67 and 2010-11, the share of the state budget for Corrections and Rehabilitation grew from about 4 percent to about 10 percent. The relative decline in funding for higher education while prisons receive increases reflects a fundamental realignment of public priorities, with major consequences for higher education.
Historically, state funding has been the largest single source of core support for the University. Together with UC general funds and student fee revenue, state funding has provided permanent funding for the core costs of instruction, including faculty salaries and benefits, academic and administrative support, student services, facilities operation and maintenance, and student financial aid.
Source: UC Budget and Capital Resources