2019 Higher Education IT Funding Comparison

Higher Education IT Funding Comparison

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation’s top public universities in the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) national university rankings. The university is also ranked in the top 25 in research expenditures among all public institutions, according to the National Science Foundation in FY17. UArizona is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) representing 63 leading public and private research universities in the U.S.

Information technology at the University of Arizona operates very effectively even though it has 32% fewer IT staff than our public AAU peers. Arizona has very strong partnerships between central and campus IT communities providing highly efficient support and services to faculty, staff, and students.

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Number of Institutions 1 15 33 67 90 50

Institution FTE

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Student FTE1 39.3 K 43.4 K 36.5 K 22.1 K 22.1 K 31.3 K
Faculty FTE2 2.5 K 3.8 K 3.2 K 1.8 K 2.2 K 2.6 K

Institution Expenditures

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Research Expenditures3 $ 622.2 M $ 855.9 M $ 683.7 M $ 294.6 M $ 348.0 M $ 524.4 M
Total Expenditures4(net of hospital) $ 2.0 B $ 3.0 B $ 2.3 B $ 1.1 B $ 1.3 B $ 1.9 B

IT FTE5

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Central IT FTE 239.6 375.2 345.4 213.2 241.3 310.2
Campus IT FTE 464.0 745.5 642.6 266.6 379.6 517.7
Total IT FTE 703.6 1,078.5 967.3 466.8 615.5 821.0

IT Expenditures5

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Central IT Expenditures $ 62.9 M $ 77.0 M $ 69.9 M $ 41.7 M $ 46.1 M $ 60.3 M
Campus IT Expenditures $ 66.7 M $ 139.2 M $ 96.9 M $ 46.1 M $ 72.5 M $ 87.6 M
Total IT Expenditures $ 129.6 M $ 202.6 M $ 158.1 M $ 84.2 M $ 123.6 M $ 146.5 M

IT FTE Ratios

  University of Arizona ABOR Peers Public AAU Public Land Grant Institutions Public MD-Granting Institutions USNews Public Top 50 (2019)
Ratio: Central IT FTE per 1,000 Student FTE 6.1 9.2 9.7 7.8 13.6 9.6
Ratio: Campus IT FTE per 1,000 Student FTE 11.8 17.2 17.3 8.9 11.8 14.7
Ratio: Total IT FTE per 1,000 Student FTE 17.9 25.0 26.4 16.1 22.8 23.8

Sources

1 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - Spring 2018, Fall Enrollment Component

2 IPEDS - Spring 2018, Human Resources Component

3 NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey FY17

4 IPEDS Spring 2018, Finance Component

5 Educause Core Data Service Survey FY18