Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB)


The OPB website has been reorganized! 

A sitemap is available in the left-hand 'Quicklinks' menu.

The University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning and policy formation. For information about the Capital Budget, please see the Office of the University Architect webpage.

2015 Legislative Kick-off

To provide critical information to University units and personnel in preparation for the 2015 state legislative session (which begins Monday, Jan 12), the following presentations were given at this year's annual Legislative Kick-off meeting:

Governor Releases Budgets

Governor Jay Inslee released his 2015-17 operating and capital budgets on Thursday, December 18. Comprehensive budget documents are available on OFM's website. An OPB/OUA brief detailing the impacts of both capital and operating budgets on the UW is available here. In general, the operating budget adds state funding to the UW's budget, but this funding is fully consumed by new expenses. In addition, this budget freezes resident undergraduate tuition rates.


Best Paper Title

UW team wins best paper at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning with their submission “Exposing Basic Institutional Stats using Interactive Tableau Dashboards”.

They will present this paper at the 2015 conference of the Association for Institutional Research, the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers. See the IA’s work on UW Profiles here.

UW Seattle Peer Comparison Info

Please review a new brief from OPB comparing the UW Seattle with its peers among the nation's top public research institutions, as ranked by the 2014 US News Best College Rankings.