Activity Based Budgeting Project
The University of Washington will fully implement an activity based budgeting (ABB) system at the beginning of the 2013 fiscal year. ABB is a method of budgeting in which the activities that incur costs in every functional area are accounted for, analyzed, and then linked to the mission and strategic goals of the institution. The full costs of programs and services are then more transparent and available to help with planning, budgeting and decision making. Several leading universities around the country have adopted some form of the ABB model.
A brief detailing aspects of the full implementation of ABB is available here.
Final ABB Report and Decision Summaries
Individual Decision Summaries:
FY12 Setting the Baseline
Page 1 shows the Regents' budget. Following pages tie to this budget.
Page 2 shows the FY2012 baseline for all units. The first three columns show the FY12 budget using the traditional perspective. Columns four through nine show the components of the budget within the ABB framework.
Page 3 provides summary detail of the FY2012 baseline budget.
Page 4 shows the Distribution of 70 percent of 2011-12 net operating fee revenue to each school or college from each tuition category.
Page 5 shows the projected 2011-12 Tuition Revenue from each tuition group.
Page 6 provides the distribution of Student Credit Hours (SCH) from each tuition group generated by each school or college.
Page 7 provides the distribution of major enrollments (for graduate and professional students) and degree majors (for undergraduates) generated by each school or college.
Calculating Tuition Revenue under ABB
The ABB Tuition Revenue Distribution Manual provides a detailed technical explanation of how tuition revenue is projected and how the distribution calculations are made
Earlier ABB Materials
ABB Steering Committee Report Attachments (Includes the five subcommittee working group reports, plus campus comments on the Draft report)
UW Charge Letter ABB Steering Committee (October 21, 2009)
Experiences at Other Universities
- UW Budget
- UW Tuition and Fees
- Annual Tuition and Fees Information
- Tuition and Required Fees by Quarter/Campus
- 2012-13 Graduate Service Appt. Waivers
- Tuition and Fee FAQs
- Tuition Disclosures
- Peer Comparisons
- Tuition History
- Graduate Tuition Projections for Grant Proposals
- Summer Quarter Tuition and Fees
- Tuition and Fees by Credit - Past Years
- Campus Planning/Design
- UW Data
- Policy Analysis
- Tuition and Fee Question Contacts
Four primary OPB units provide comprehensive planning, analysis and resource allocation.