KU Fact Sheets

Wed, 06/8/2016
History of state funding for KU through current year
State funding for the University of Kansas remains below pre-recession levels, and when adjusted for inflation has steadily declined. These charts show the history of state funding for the university in actual and inflation-adjusted dollars, as well as per-student funding adjusted for inflation, from FY 1999 through the end of FY 2016.

Fri, 01/29/2016
KU Central District Redevelopment Project - KU Fact Sheet
The Central District redevelopment project utilizes a public-private partnership (P3) model that allows KU to undertake a large amount of construction at one time in a cost-effective way, and without any additional state funding. Moreover, the funding model insulates the state and taxpayers from any financial obligation.

Thur, 04/02/2015
Creating jobs and prosperity: How KU benefits the economy - KU Fact Sheet
University of Kansas researchers don’t just make discoveries that change the world. They make discoveries that create jobs for Kansans and prosperity for our state.

Mon, 03/16/2015
KU aviation costs and strategies - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas has owned an airplane for about 40 years. Today, KU owns a Cessna Citation CJ4, which was purchased entirely with private donor funds. We also have a fractional ownership share of a second plane, which we can use a set number of days per year.

Wed, 02/20/2015
History of state funding for KU through current year
State funding for the University of Kansas remains below pre-recession levels, and when adjusted for inflation has steadily declined. These charts show the history of state funding for the university in actual and inflation-adjusted dollars, as well as per-student funding adjusted for inflation, from FY 1999 to FY 2015. (Originally posted 08/05/13; Updated 05/14/14 and 02/20/15)

Mon, 2/16/2015
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center 2015 Legislative Brief - KU Fact Sheet
The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, which is operated by the University of Kansas, will be forced to cut its training programs without additional revenue. Docket fee revenue has fallen nearly 20 percent since Fiscal Year 2010, while the costs of operating the KLETC campus have increased. (Originally posted 2/16/15)

Mon, 12/15/2014
Budget Enhancement Priorities for the 2015 Legislative Session - KU Fact Sheet
KU seeks $5 million in support to establish the Drug and Vaccine Discovery Institute, as well as support for a 3-percent merit-based salary enhancement for faculty and staff at KU Medical Center funded through general-use, centrally controlled resources. (Originally posted 12/15/14)

Thur, 02/13/2014
Facts about University of Kansas fund balances
In the current fiscal year, $3.7 million at the Lawrence Campus can be considered “reserve” funds. The KU Medical Center has expended all designated reserves and will have to make cuts elsewhere should funds be needed for unplanned expenses. An example of a previous such expense was the cost of repairs to Wahl Hall after flooding in October 2012. (Originally posted 04/30/13; Updated 02/13/14)

Tue, 01/21/2014
Health Education Initiative - KU Fact Sheet
The Health Education Initiative seeks to address the state's crucial shortage of doctors, especially in rural communities.

Tue, 01/21/2014
Kansas Bridging Plan - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas Medical Center administers the Kansas Bridging Plan (KBP), a loan forgiveness program designed to encourage primary care physicians to remain in rural Kansas upon completion of residency training.

Thu, 01/16/2014
Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas seeks state funding to support crucial infrastructure for a Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology. The institute will promote and conduct research in translational biology and early stage drug development, which includes interacting with other universities and corporate partners to promote drug discovery.

Mon, 01/13/2014
KU Cancer Center creates jobs as it develops treatments - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas Cancer Center not only is developing treatments and cures, it is also contributing to the regional economy. This fact sheet details some of the ways the cancer center is bringing jobs and prosperity to Kansas and the area. (Originally posted 02/25/13; Updated 01/13/14)

Thu, 11/21/2013
Improving health and education across Kansas - KU Fact Sheet
Initiatives at the University of Kansas Medical Center include forward-thinking solutions to enhance student education, strengthen the health care workforce, improve health through community-based research and advance health care access, all while accelerating medical discoveries, expanding prevention science and caring for adult and pediatric patients.

Fri, 11/08/2013
New treatments and new jobs - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas Medical Center is a major biomedical research institution, dedicated to innovation and discovery of cures and treatments to improve human health. Many of our scientists are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in their areas of research.

Tue, 10/29/2013
Creating jobs and prosperity - KU Fact Sheet
The University of Kansas contributes to the prosperity of Kansas by turning many of its discoveries into new companies and new jobs. This fact sheet details some of the ways KU research is being used to enhance the state's economic growth. (Originally posted 01/28/13; Updated 1/31/14)

Tue, 10/29/2013
How private giving supports the university - KU Fact Sheet
Since its founding in 1891, KU Endowment has provided more than $2 billion in support to the University of Kansas. The contributions of private donors benefit the entire state, as they assist KU’s campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Kan., Wichita, Overland Park and Salina. Of the total amount of philanthropy given to KU in fiscal year 2013, about 42 percent came from donors outside the state, providing a boost to the economy of Kansas.

Thu, 10/17/2013
Information for legislative bus tour visit on Oct. 30
University of Kansas leaders are hosting a group of Kansas legislators at the KU Medical Center on Oct. 30 to discuss KU and higher education. At the legislators' request, KU has compiled answers to more than 80 questions about KU, along with brief fact sheets for KU and KU Medical Center.


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