FY22 IT Benchmarking & Strategic Planning
The CIO Division conducts an annual benchmarking analysis to assess our strategy and operations relative to higher education peers and IT units across the University of Arizona. The analysis compares strategic priorities, services, organizational design, personnel, operating and capital expenditures, suppliers, and operational maturity to inform data driven decision-making with University leadership, IT leadership and IT staff. This information is published in the University’s IT Annual Report to foster transparency and support strategic planning activities.
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 20 in research expenditures among all public institutions and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In FY22, UArizona’s IT expenditure was 5.5%, which was the smallest expenditure compared to higher education peers in all other benchmark categories.
Information Technology at UArizona
The University of Arizona’s IT community is comprised of 811.9 professionals across central and distributed job functions that support college, institutional, auxiliary and enterprise-wide services. The annual expenditure in FY22 for IT across the University was $140.9M.
University Information Technology Services
The CIO Division operates and manages central IT services for University of Arizona faculty, staff and students. Within the division, there are 349.6 total IT FTEs represented in 19 UCAP IT job families. The annual expenditure in FY22 for the CIO Division was $81.0M.
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1 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - Human Resources Component FY2021
2 IPEDS - Enrollment Component FY2021 (Fall2020)
3 NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey 2020
4 IPEDS Finance Component FY2020
5 Educause Core Data Service Survey FY2021