University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 12.3.1
Sources of capital spending, Universitywide, 1998-99 to 2009-10

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

The bulk of UC's capital project funding does not come from the state.

State funds include state general obligation bonds, which require voter approval, and lease revenue bonds, which do not. These have been the primary sources of funding for core academic facilities (general campus and health sciences education facilities) since the mid-1980s.

Non-state funds come from gifts, grants, bonds and other sources. They support student and faculty housing, parking, athletics, recreation and other student-funded facilities, medical centers and sponsored research programs.

The University estimates that it will need more than $1 billion in capital funding each year during the next five years to address its most pressing facilities needs for core academic activities. The needs include new research and teaching facilities, correction or replacement of seismically deficient facilities, renewal or replacement of building systems, and improvements to campus utility systems.

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.