Revenues totaled $758,728,000, an increase of 6.6 percent, said Farris W. Womack, executive vice president and chief financial officer, in his annual
financial report to the Regents at their September meeting.
The General Fund relies largely on student fees and state appropriations, and pays for teaching, research, library services, student scholarships and fellowships, and maintenance and operation of physical properties, among other services.
Student fees totaled $390,747,000 and accounted for 51.5 percent of the fund last year, compared with 49.9 percent in 199293, and 41.8 percent in 198485. State appropriations totaled $293,804,000 and accounted for 38.7 percent of the General Fund last year, compared with 41.4 percent in 199293 and 50.3 percent in 198485.
The General Fund is one of four current, or operating, funds that make up the U-Ms total operating budget. A review of the three remaining current funds for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses in 199394 showed:
Commenting on the Universitys total operating budget last year, Womack noted:
Salaries and wages paid directly to employees represented 44.4 percent of the total operating expenditures and transfers. An additional 12.9 percent was spent for employee benefit programs. The total spent for these two items was $1,302,273,000 or 57.3 percent of the total operating expenditures and transfers.
Private gifts and sponsored programs for operations increased by $10,414,000 from 199293 to $118,004,000 in 199394. Private gifts for permanent funds were $51,059,000 compared with $39,712,000 in 199293. Total gifts and grants were greater than those of the previous year by more than $21 million.
The volume of research was $385,957,000 in 199394, an increase of $12,230,000 over the previous year. The federal government continues to provide the largest portion of funds and represents 69.3 percent of the total.
Federal support totaled $319,651,000 for 199394, an increase of $16,844,000 over the previous year. The Department of Health and Human Services was the major source of federal funding, accounting for $170,173,000, or 53.2 percent of the total.
Scholarships and fellowships financed from the four operating funds totaled $119,594,000, reflecting an increase of $6,187,000 from 1992-93.
In addition to the four operating funds, the U-M has four non-operating funds. A review of these funds for the three campuses in 1993-94 showed: