How are facilities on the campuses funded?
Facilities are essential to fulfilling the Regent enterprise's three-part mission of education, discovery and service. They also help the Regent institutions maintain quality and compete for faculty, staff and students.
Each campus has several different types of facilities, and they are funded in different ways. Academic buildings – where much of the teaching and research is conducted – and some administrative and student services structures are generally funded, at least in part, by a mix of institutional income from state support, student tuition, and, in some cases, private gifts.
Other buildings on the campuses, such as dormitories and parking structures, are typically built with no public funds at all. These structures are mainly funded by bond issues that are repaid entirely through user fees. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics also generate funds to repay the capital improvements made on its campus, without utilizing state resources for that purpose.