May 18, 2016

Additional Funding Cuts in Kansas Impact Higher Education

(Topeka, Kansas) - Today the Board of Regents received notice from Governor Sam Brownback that the entire public higher education system in Kansas would receive a 4% allotment, reducing the FY2017 state appropriations being received by the state’s 32 public postsecondary institutions by over $30.6 million.

State General Fund appropriations in FY2017 will be 8.6% less than what was allocated in FY2008, meaning state funding for higher education has decreased by nearly $100 million since 2007-2008 levels.

Listed below are the reductions each institution will receive:

  FY17 Reduction
University of Kansas $7,009,260
University of Kansas Medical Center $3,720,190
Kansas State University $5,219,623
K-State Veterinary Medicine $509,103
K-State Research and Extension $1,348,010
Wichita State University $2,846,788
Emporia State University $855,204
Fort Hays State University $1,059,685
Pittsburg State University $1,020,815
Washburn University $476,036
Two-Year Colleges (26 institutions) $5,482,184
Student Financial Aid $875,664
Kansas Board of Regents Office $241,916
Total $30,664,478

At today’s meeting of the Board, proposals were received from each of the six state universities outlining tuition and fee rates for 2016-2017. Given today’s announcement, adjustments will most likely be made before the Board votes next month.

Tuition proposals (as presented today) are available here:

For more information, contact Breeze Richardson at 785-291-3969 (office) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.

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