Executive Summaries

The KU Budget Office is responsible for preparing the annual Operating Budget in accordance with university policies and guidelines. The budget is finalized after the legislative session has ended and the Board of Regents has approved tuition rates for the upcoming academic year.

Summary information concerning annual Operating Budgets for the Lawrence campus can be accessed at the links shown below.

Each summary contains an overview of the budgetary changes from the previous year. A recap is first provided for the institution - by fund, by category, and by area of responsibility. More detailed information concerning budgetary allocations within each area of responsibility is also provided.

Executive Summaries:


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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