2013-2014 Funding Model Parameters

NC State University – Imputed Formula Funding Requirements per SCH based on 2013-2014 Budget Year
The data in this table was used in the Fall 2012 UNC-GA budget projection process for the first year of the biennium.

The funding and budgeting process is called “base plus”. In theory, a current year’s base budget plus the “requirements” generated by projected new enrollments next year equals next year’s base budget. Note that the new year’s projected requirements can be positive or negative.

The dollar amounts in the tables below represent “requirements” for the funding generated by the formula for projected new enrollments. In the past, the new enrollments have been fully funded and any budget cuts have been made to the base budget.

The tuition projection is part of the enrollment projection process. In theory, the university collects the tuition from students and the state appropriates the rest of the requirements generated. The appropriation from the legislative process is equal to projected requirements minus projected tuition. If the actual collections are different from the tuition projection, we either under-collect tuition and have less funding that expected, or we over-collect tuition but don’t receive the state portion of funding for those students we did not project. So there is strong structural incentive to hit the projection exactly.

See notes after Table 3 at bottom of page.

This information is intended to assist in program planning, and reflects the nominal dollars generated by new enrollments, assuming full funding of enrollment increase by the state legislature. Please note that some enrollments, such as courses taken by university employees and out-of-state distance education students, are not included in the funding formula and should not be included in funding or its tuition revenue estimates. Also note that the formula does not take into account the cumulative effect on the base budget of state budget cuts; therefore, these numbers do not reflect the actual funds available for program support of existing programs. In addition, there is no official policy linking formula funding to internal allocation of funding at the college or department level.

Table 1 : Purpose 101 (Instructional) Funding Requirements Calculation per Additional 1 SCH per Year

Enrollment Category   Productivity Change $/Faculty FTE Acad Sup Purpose 101
and Level/Cost SCH Matrix Fac FTEs  $94,163 44.895% Subtotal
Undergrad/Category 1 1 708.64 0.00141  $132.88  $59.66  $192.53
Undergrad/Category 2 1 535.74 0.00187  $175.76  $78.91  $254.67
Undergrad/Category 3 1 406.24 0.00246  $231.79  $104.06  $335.85
Undergrad/Category 4 1 232.25 0.00431  $405.44  $182.02  $587.46
Master’s/Category 1 1 169.52 0.00590  $555.47  $249.38  $804.84
Master’s/Category 2 1 303.93 0.00329  $309.82  $139.09  $448.91
Master’s/Category 3 1 186.23 0.00537  $505.63  $227.00  $732.63
Master’s/Category 4 1 90.17 0.01109  $1,044.28  $468.83  $1,513.11
Doctorate/Category 1 1 115.56 0.00865  $814.84  $365.82  $1,180.66
Doctorate/Category 2 1 110.16 0.00908  $854.78  $383.75  $1,238.54
Doctorate/Category 3 1 109.86 0.00910  $857.12  $384.80  $1,241.92
Doctorate/Category 4 1 80.91 0.01236  $1,163.80  $522.48  $1,686.28

 

Table 2 : Total Institutional Funding Requirements Calculation per Additional 1 SCH per Year

Enrollment Category Purpose 101 Library Inst Support Funding
and Level/Cost Subtotal 11.485% 54.050% Total
Undergrad/Category 1  $192.53  $22.11  $104.06  $318.71
Undergrad/Category 2  $254.67  $29.25  $137.65  $421.57
Undergrad/Category 3  $335.85  $38.57  $181.53  $555.95
Undergrad/Category 4  $587.46  $67.47  $317.52  $972.45
Master’s/Category 1  $804.84  $92.43  $435.02  $1,332.29
Master’s/Category 2  $448.91  $51.56  $242.63  $743.10
Master’s/Category 3  $732.63  $84.14  $395.98  $1,212.75
Master’s/Category 4  $1,513.11  $173.77  $817.83  $2,504.72
Doctorate/Category 1  $1,180.66  $135.59  $638.14  $1,954.40
Doctorate/Category 2  $1,238.54  $142.24  $669.43  $2,050.20
Doctorate/Category 3  $1,241.92  $142.63  $671.25  $2,055.80
Doctorate/Category 4  $1,686.28  $193.66  $911.43  $2,791.38

 

Table 3 : Funding per Faculty FTE Equated to Full Time Students, works only when students take all courses in the same discipline.

Enrollment Category SCHs per SCHs / Year FT Students /
and Level/Cost Faculty FTE 1 FTE student Faculty FTE
Undergrad/Category 1 489.1 30 16.3
Undergrad/Category 2 369.7 30 12.3
Undergrad/Category 3 280.4 30 9.3
Undergrad/Category 4 160.3 30 5.3
Master’s/Category 1 117.0 18 6.5
Master’s/Category 2 209.8 18 11.7
Master’s/Category 3 128.5 18 7.1
Master’s/Category 4 62.2 18 3.5
Doctorate/Category 1 79.8 18 4.4
Doctorate/Category 2 76.0 18 4.2
Doctorate/Category 3 75.8 18 4.2
Doctorate/Category 4 55.8 18 3.1

 

Notes: 

Based on Current (2013-2014) funding formula productivity matrix, standard faculty salary, and support %s.
SCH per Faculty FTE = $ Salary/Purpose 101 subtotal.
These calculations represent change of adding 1 SCH or adding 1 faculty FTE to current base, Future SCHs are projected each fall for the following budget year. SCHs in projection are used to compute change to base in funding requirements for budget process. There is no stated policy that funding change to the institution implies funding change for department.