K-State Research and Extension budget (in millions)
Although state support has been reduced by 16 percent, from $55.1 million in 2008 down to $46.4 million in 2017, we have found alternative sources to increase our overall budget by 13 percent, from $142.6 million in 2008 to $161.2 million in 2017. If our base of state funds continues to erode, we will lose our ability to compete at the national and international levels for grants, contracts and other funds.
College of Agriculture extramural awards (in millions)
Our faculty and staff have attracted increased funding into their programs (from $23.8 million in 2011 to $57.8 million in 2015) to conduct research, train students, and deliver outreach and extension programs. Our competitiveness and ability to attract and retain the best faculty will be diminished if state funding continues to erode.
College of Agriculture private funding (in millions)
Private fundraising from philanthropic sources has increased significantly — more than three times — from $4.4 million in 2009 to $14.6 million in 2015. This supplements student scholarships, faculty support and programs.