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Texas A&M University System
News Release
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Overall 2 percent decrease from FY 2011 projected

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved a $3.3 billion budget that will fund operations at its 11 universities, seven state agencies, health science center, and central administrative offices in FY 2012.

The FY 2012 budget is reflective of a 2 percent, or $70.7 million, decrease in operational activities funded by all revenue sources when compared to FY 2011.

The budget reflects increased revenues to capture systemwide enrollment growth projected at 4 percent, as well as an additional $121 million appropriated to the Texas Forest Service to cover the costs incurred in fighting the state’s wildfires. Also, in an effort to keep the cost of attending A&M System universities affordable, there were no increases to the overall designated tuition rates, with the exception of specific targeted differential designated tuition increases. The new budget will take effect Sept. 1.

The FY 2012 operating budgets for the A&M System universities and agencies are:

Prairie View A&M University             $170.9   million

Tarleton State University                $126.9   million

Texas A&M International University   $84.4   million

Texas A&M University                     $1.2   billion

Texas A&M University at Galveston   $45.5   million

Texas A&M University-Central Texas  $26.2   million

Texas A&M University-Commerce       $131.3   million

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi   $146.5   million

Texas A&M University-Kingsville         $109.1   million

Texas A&M University-San Antonio     $34.7   million

Texas A&M University-Texarkana        $23.2   million

West Texas A&M University               $115.9   million

The Texas A&M Health Science Center $194.4   million

Texas AgriLife Research                     $184.9   million

Texas AgriLife Extension Service          $111.3   million

Texas Forest Service                         $49.2   million

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory  $16.6   million

Texas Engineering Experiment Station $148.5   million

Texas Engineering Extension Service    $82.5   million

Texas Transportation Institute           $61.5   million

System Offices Operations               $30.5   million

     Debt Service                             $251.5   million

TOTAL                                           $3.3   billion

The operating budget includes, among other funding sources, tuition and fee revenue increases of $37.7 million, or 4 percent. Expenditures include $1.9 billion to cover personnel costs, which accounts for 56 percent of the total operating budget.

An executive summary of the FY 2012 budget is available online at:

About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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