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OPB News and Announcements


January 3, 2018

UW Fast Facts 2018 – Now Available!

The 2018 edition of UW Fast Facts is now available. You can find it on the OPB website under the UW Data tab, and in the Quick Links bar on the right. A special thank you to OPB’s Institutional Data & Analysis team, the Marketing & Communications team and to our partners around the UW…


October 23, 2017

OPBlog: Introduction

Hi! I am Lauren Hatchett, and I am the 2017-18 Legislative and Policy Analysis Intern with the Office of Planning & Budgeting. I am also a graduate student in the Masters in Education Policy Program in the College of Education. Before moving to Seattle and starting my program, I worked for an education initiative in…


August 9, 2017

OPB Briefs: 2017 Legislative Session Bill and Fiscal Note Summaries Now Available

OPB has posted two summaries concerning the 2017 legislative session to the Briefs tab of our website: The 2017 Bill Summary lists the bills OPB tracked during session that were passed by the legislature. Links to veto messages are provided for bills that were vetoed or partially vetoed by the Governor. OPB tracked over 460 bills in the 2017 legislative…


June 7, 2017

Two New OPB Briefs: Resident Undergraduate Tuition Trends and Net Price

OPB has released two new briefs. The first brief focuses on trends in Resident Undergraduate (RUG) tuition rates and state funding environments across the United States, based on the most recent “Trends in College Pricing” report, which is released by the College Board each year. The report identifies Washington as the only state to have…


March 17, 2017

OPBlog: Introduction

Hello! My name is Sharyl Morris and I am one of the Legislative Analysis staff members in the Office of Planning & Budgeting. I have been employed in the field of higher education since 2001, when I began working in the main library at Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). As I worked my way from the…


October 27, 2016

OPBlog: Introduction

Hello! My name is Matthew Schoenfeld and I am the 2016-2017 Legislative Analysis Intern with the Office of Planning & Budgeting. I am currently studying for a Master in Public Administration at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. I also conducted my undergraduate studies here at UW, earning my BA in Political Science…


September 15, 2016

UW’s 2017-19 State Operating Budget Request

On September 15, 2016, OPB submitted the UW’s 2017-19 state operating budget request to the Governor’s Office of Financial Management. The UW is mindful of the continuing budget challenges facing the state of Washington and, thus, has limited its budget requests to the 11 most essential and strategic state investments for the 2017-19 biennium. These, along with a variety of…


June 10, 2016

2016-17 Cost of Attendance for First-Year UW Undergrads

The estimated annual cost of attendance for first-year UW undergraduates is now available for the 2016-17 academic year.  Cost of attendance shows estimated expenses by campus for: Tuition Student fees Room & board Books, personal, & transportation Cost of attendance (COA) is defined by the Higher Education Act.  It is a statutory term that typically refers to the…


May 19, 2016

OPB Briefs: Higher Education Trends

OPB has posted a report on higher education trends from the past year  to the Briefs tab of our website. Based on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Trends Report, the brief summarizes the ten trends outlined by The Chronicle and highlights relevant examples from Washington state. The brief also outlines a selection of additional higher…


May 2, 2016

OPB Briefs: 2016 Bill Summary and 2016 Fiscal Note Summary Now Available

OPB has posted two summaries concerning the 2016 legislative session to the Briefs tab of our website: The 2016 Bill Summary lists the bills OPB tracked during session that were passed by the legislature. Links to veto messages are provided for bills that were vetoed or partially vetoed by the Governor. Of the nearly 600 bills…



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