The Rutgers Budget

As New Jersey’s premier state university, Rutgers derives its revenue from a mix of private and public sources. Like other public universities, Rutgers relies on government funding as a vital component of its annual budget. Along with tuition and fees, direct state appropriations and state-paid fringe benefits are the primary means of support for the university’s educational offerings.

Additional university revenue is derived from grants and contracts (both public and private), auxiliary enterprises (such as student housing and dining), contributions from donors, and endowment and investment income. External research funding, which alone brings hundreds of millions of dollars to the university each year, supplies critical support for Rutgers’ most promising scientific endeavors.