Revenues totaled $798,326,000, an increase of 5.2 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 $416,971,000 and accounted for 52.2 percent of the fund last year, compared with 51.5 percent in 199394, and 40.3 percent in 198586. State appropriations totaled $306,524,000 and accounted for 38.4 percent of the General Fund last year, compared with 38.7 percent in 199394 and 51.8 percent in 198586.
The General Fund is one of four 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 199495 showed:
Womack, commenting on the Universitys total operating budget last year, noted:
Salaries and wages paid directly to employees represented 44.2 percent of the total operating expenditures and transfers. An additional 12.4 percent was spent for employee benefit programs. The total spent for these two items was $1,358,712,000 or 56.6 percent of the total operating expenditures and transfers.
Private gifts and sponsored programs for operations increased by $11,504,000 from 1993-94 to $129,508,000 in 199495. Private gifts for permanent funds were $66,143,000, compared with $51,059,000 in 199394. Total gifts and grants were greater than those of the previous year by more than $26 million.
The volume of research was $409,236,000 in 199495, an increase of $23,279,000 over the previous year. The federal government continues to provide the largest portion of funds and represents 67.9 percent of the total.
Federal support totaled $342,533,000 for 199495, an increase of $22,882,000 over the previous year. The Department of Health and Human Services was the major source of federal funding, accounting for $177,985,000, or 52 percent of the total.
Scholarships and fellowships financed from the four operating funds totaled $126,724,000, reflecting an increase of $7,130,000 from 199394.
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 199495 revealed: