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RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Revenues from Federal, State and Local Contracts

Public research universities in metropolitan areas play an important role in regional and local economic development. Many, including UNO, are heavily involved in public and community service activities. Federal, state, and local contracts and appropriations help support much of this activity which has strong connections to graduate and undergraduate student field and research opportunities, training and job creation, and local employment effects.

Appropriations and contracts for research can change from year to year. This can be seen in the 2004-2009 trend chart. Overall, revenues increased from $1,336 in 2004 to $1,666 in 2010 (see bar chart). This represents an increase of 24.7 percent, or $330 per FTE student.

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Data: Total Federal Appropriations and Federal, State and Local Contracts Per FTE Student: 2004-2010

Category 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Nebraska at Omaha $1,336 $1,576 $1,317 $1,313 $1,249 $1,445 $1,666
CUMU Average (10 Institutions) $1,804 $1,970 $2,308 $2,291 $2,361 $2,107
3-Campus NU Average $2,768 $3,193 $3,399 $3,462 $3,323 $3,035

Definitions and Sources

Definitions: Revenues From Federal Appropriations and Federal, State and Local Contracts: The total amount of revenue coming from federal appropriations, grants, and contracts. Federal appropriations are revenues received by the institution through acts of a federal legislative body. Federal, state, and local grants and contracts are revenues from governmental agencies that are for training programs, research, or public service activities for which expenditures are reimbursable under the terms of a government grant or contract. Excludes Pell grants.

Sources: UNO and CUMU peer institution trend data downloaded from Trends in College Spending online, a service of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity and Accountability. All Delta Project Data are based on data reported annually by U.S. colleges and universities through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. UNO 2010 data updated by UNO Office of Institutional Research using Delta Project methods.