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Mission Statement

Montgomery College provides postsecondary educational programs from campuses located in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown. It serves four broad groups of students:

  • Those who want the first two years of a university education, either for an associate's degree or preparatory to another program;
  • Those who want to prepare for a career not requiring a bachelor's degree;
  • Highly capable high school juniors and seniors who participate in special programs; and
  • Adults who want to continue their education, either to improve job skills or for personal enrichment.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY19 operating budget for Montgomery College is $313.0 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 0.3 percent from the FY18 approved budget of $314.0 million. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction in tuition and fee revenue from declining enrollment and a reduction in State contracts. The County Executive's recommendation funds 99.4 percent of the College's request and provides an affordable and sustainable level of support.

The County Executive recommends a total County contribution of $141.3 million, an increase of $2.0 million or 1.4 percent. This funding level represents an increase of $46.6 million since FY13, or 49.1 percent. On a projected per-full-time equivalent student (FTES) basis, local funding would increase $266 per-FTES in FY19, or 2.8 percent. Per-FTES funding will have grown $4,370 since FY13, or over 83.0 percent.

Other Current Fund revenues total $122.7 million, nearly level with the the FY18 approved budget (an increase of less than $0.1 million). This is primarily the net change between a reduction in tuition and fee revenue and an increase in the use of fund balance.

In addition to the total recommended Operating Budget for the College, the agency's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) requires current revenue funding. Approximately $13.6 million in FY19 current revenue is assumed in the County Executive's FY19-24 CIP.

The reserve level in the County Executive's recommended budget is 3.0 percent, in line with the County's policy that the College hold in reserve between 3 percent and 5 percent of available resources less the County contribution.

College Request

Montgomery College's budget request is not detailed in this document. The College's budget request may be obtained by contacting the College's Budget Office, Montgomery College, 9221 Corporate Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20850, phone 240.567.7292, or may be found on the College's website at www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/budget.

State law requires the Board of Trustees and the President to prepare and submit operating and capital budgets to the County Council. The operating budget request is normally submitted to the Council and County Executive in January each year. The College's approved budget is included in the County Approved FY19 Operating and Capital Budgets and is prepared by the Office of Management and Budget in July.

For FY19, Montgomery College requests an increase of $4.3 million in the County contribution, an increase of 3.1 percent from the approved FY18 budget, and 4.5 percent or $424 on a per-FTES basis.

The Executive relies on the Board of Trustees to determine the most appropriate manner and use to deliver education services within the recommended budget appropriation.

Spending Affordability Guidelines

In February 2018, the Council approved FY19 Spending Affordability Guidelines (SAG) of $183.0 million for the tax-supported funds of Montgomery College. The Board of Trustees requested $183.0 million (net of tuition and fees and excluding mandatory transfers), in line with SAG.

Enrollment

Current Fund enrollment is projected by the College to decrease 203 FTES in FY19. The College estimates an FY19 enrollment of 14,668, a decline of 1.4 percent compared to the FY18 figure of 14,871 FTES. An FTES enrollment for one year is calculated as the total number of credit hours divided by 30. The College projects enrollment to be flat in FY20 and to gradually increase starting in FY21.

Tuition

For FY19, the College request assumes an increase in tuition and fees of $4 per semester hour, from $124 to $128 for County residents, a $8 per semester hour increase for State residents (to $261 per semester hour), and $12 per semester hour for out-of-state residents (to $362 per semester hour). The consolidated fee for all students would remain at 20 percent of tuition along with per-credit fees for technology ($5), the Major Facilities Reserve Fund ($5), and transportation ($7).

The Board of Trustees will make tuition and fee decisions in April 2018.

Tuition and other student fees represent approximately 29.6 percent of the revenue proposed by the County Executive to fund the FY19 Current Fund budget, compared to the 30.7 percent of revenues assumed in the FY18 budget.

State Funding

The total amount of State funding assumed in the Executive's Recommended FY19 budget is estimated to be $43.9 million. It is comprised of $36.6 million in the Current Fund and $7.3 million in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education enterprise fund. The College allocates the State-provided formula funds based on the proportionate share of FTES enrolled in each category.

Tax Supported Funds

The County Executive recommends an appropriation of $264.8 million in the three tax-supported funds (Current, Emergency Plant Maintenance and Repair, and Grants). This amount is a $2.0 million increase from the approved FY18 level of $262.8 million, or 0.8 percent.

Current Fund

In the Current Fund, the County Executive is recommending an appropriation of $264.0 million, an increase of $2.0 million or 0.8 percent from the $262.0 million approved in FY18. This recommendation is based on the College's estimated tuition and fees that accounts for the increased rates discussed above. The Executive's recommendation increases the County Contribution as well, by $2.0 million and 1.4 percent, to a total of $141.3 million.

The County Executive additionally recommends transferring $459,485 to the Current Fund from the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Enterprise Fund, funds the College requested be added to the unit's fund balance.

Finally, the County Executive recommends $4.6 million in spending from the fund balance of the Current Fund, an increase of $2.0 million from the FY18 approved budget.

Emergency Plant Maintenance and Repair Fund

The Emergency Plant Maintenance and Repair Fund supports unanticipated expenditures to make emergency repairs not funded elsewhere in the budget. The County Executive recommends the Board's request, an appropriation of $350,000, the same level as the FY18 approved budget.

Tax-Supported Grant Fund

The Tax-Supported Grant Fund provides for community needs not met elsewhere in the budget. The County Executive recommends the Board's request, an appropriation of $400,000, to support the College's adult literacy programs.

Other Funds

Cable Television

The College requests and the County Executive recommends an appropriation of $1.7 million for the Cable Television Fund, which provides for production and operation of the College's higher education channel on the County's cable system. The requested amount would provide instructional programs and public service offerings by the College to the community. Additional detail on the College's Cable budget can be found in the Cable Communications Plan section.

Special Funds

The College's Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) Fund is supported by a combination of student tuition and fees and State reimbursements that are based on the most recent actual FTES enrollment. For FY19, the State's funding formula uses FY17 actuals. The County Executive recognizes the importance of higher education to the economic development of Montgomery County and recommends the Board's request, an appropriation of $17.7 million for this fund, a $0.1 million decrease compared to FY18.

The College's request also includes a planned reversion of $459,485 in the WDCE budget, an increase to the Fund's fund balance. Rather than increase the WDCE fund balance in the current fiscal environment, the County Executive recommends transferring it the Current Fund to support expenditures in that program.

In prior years, the Auxiliary Enterprises Fund included the Bookstore, the Child Care Center, and Food Services. In FY18, the College privatized the Bookstore and converted the three-location Child Care Center to a one-location academic program, removing both from the Auxiliary Enterprise Fund. For FY19, the College requests and the County Executive recommends an appropriation of $1.7 million.

The Grants and Contracts fund includes grants and contracts received by the College from all sources. The College requests and the County Executive recommends an appropriation of $19.6 million.

Linkage to County Result Areas

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Children Prepared to Live and Learn
  • Strong and Vibrant Economy
  • Vital Living for All of Our Residents

Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Linda Hickey of the Montgomery College at 240.567.7292 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this agency's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY17
Budget
FY18
Estimate
FY18
Recommended
FY19
%Chg
Bud/Rec
CURRENT FUND MC
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Current Fund MC Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses254915795.00262009376.00 254065520.00 264049723.000.8
Current Fund MC Expenditures254915795.00262009376.00 254065520.00 264049723.000.8
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs1805.101802.10 1802.10 1810.100.4
REVENUES
Current Fund: Interest215563.00155000.00 200000.00 155000.000.0
Current Fund: Other Revenue1593664.001459000.00 1964000.00 1459000.000.0
Current Fund: Performing Arts Center64793.00135000.00 60000.00 135000.000.0
Fed. State & Priv. Gifts & Grants438824.00325000.00 400000.00 325000.000.0
Other Student Fees: Current Fund1319441.001346287.00 1300000.00 1294428.00-3.9
State Aid36141584.0035794377.00 35794377.00 36589976.002.2
Tuition and Fees: Current Fund77994552.0079073170.00 73000000.00 76892107.00-2.8
Current Fund MC Revenues117768421.00118287834.00 112718377.00 116850511.00-1.2
 
EMERGENCY REPAIR FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Emergency Repair Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses171758.00350000.00 300000.00 350000.000.0
Emergency Repair Fund Expenditures171758.00350000.00 300000.00 350000.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
EPMRF: Investment Income Non-Pooled4983.000.00 7000.00 0.000.0
Emergency Repair Fund Revenues4983.000.00 7000.00 0.000.0
 
GRANT FUND MC
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund MC Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses14986612.0022244655.00 15000000.00 19631000.00-11.8
Grant Fund MC Expenditures14986612.0022244655.00 15000000.00 19631000.00-11.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal/State/Private Grants14986612.0022973000.00 15764144.00 19631000.00-14.5
Grant Fund MC Revenues14986612.0022973000.00 15764144.00 19631000.00-14.5
 
AUXILIARY FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Auxiliary Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses992000.001638620.00 1214000.00 1700000.003.8
Auxiliary Fund Expenditures992000.001638620.00 1214000.00 1700000.003.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs10.0010.00 10.00 10.000.0
REVENUES
Auxiliary Fund: Interest Income5717.006000.00 13300.00 5000.00-16.7
Other Revenues: Miscellaneous628982.00765000.00 977000.00 865220.0013.1
Sales1233399.001508510.00 1003100.00 1364000.00-9.6
Auxiliary Fund Revenues1868098.002279510.00 1993400.00 2234220.00-2.0
 
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & CONTINUING ED
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Workforce Development & Continuing Ed Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses15233874.0017784950.00 15790000.00 17677384.00-0.6
Workforce Development & Continuing Ed Expenditures15233874.0017784950.00 15790000.00 17677384.00-0.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs93.5093.50 93.50 93.500.0
REVENUES
Other Revenues: Interest14314.0010000.00 18806.00 20000.00100.0
Other Revenues; Miscellaneous27396.00150000.00 30000.00 80000.00-46.7
State Aid6122792.006717202.00 6717202.00 7336869.009.2
Tuition and Fees: Continuing Education8412842.0010550000.00 9100992.00 10700000.001.4
Workforce Development & Continuing Ed Revenues14577344.0017427202.00 15867000.00 18136869.004.1
 
CABLE TELEVISION FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Cable Television Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1699280.001683725.00 1658000.00 1726867.002.6
Cable Television Fund Expenditures1699280.001683725.00 1658000.00 1726867.002.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.0011.00 11.00 11.000.0
REVENUES
Cable: Other Revenue1770.000.00 3720.00 0.000.0
Cable Television Fund Revenues1770.000.00 3720.00 0.000.0
 
ENDOWMENT FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Endowment Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses0.00263000.00 0.00 263000.000.0
Endowment Fund Expenditures0.00263000.00 0.00 263000.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Interest4428.002500.00 7250.00 7250.00190.0
Endowment Fund Revenues4428.002500.00 7250.00 7250.00190.0
 
MAJOR FACILITIES RESERVE FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Major Facilities Reserve Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1712206.003500000.00 1700000.00 3000000.00-14.3
Major Facilities Reserve Fund Expenditures1712206.003500000.00 1700000.00 3000000.00-14.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Interest Income64036.0014000.00 122342.00 110000.00685.7
Student Fees2751109.002900000.00 2117658.00 2700000.00-6.9
Major Facilities Reserve Fund Revenues2815145.002914000.00 2240000.00 2810000.00-3.6
 
MC GRANTS TAX SUPPORTED FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
MC Grants Tax Supported Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses400000.00400000.00 400000.00 400000.000.0
MC Grants Tax Supported Fund Expenditures400000.00400000.00 400000.00 400000.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
 
TRANSPORTATION FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Transportation Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses3594351.004100000.00 4100000.00 4200000.002.4
Transportation Fund Expenditures3594351.004100000.00 4100000.00 4200000.002.4
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Other239372.00195000.00 240000.00 239213.0022.7
Student Fees3622489.003496300.00 3512000.00 3380217.00-3.3
Transportation Fund Revenues3861861.003691300.00 3752000.00 3619430.00-1.9
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures293705876.00313974326.00 294227520.00 312997974.00-0.3
Total Full-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs1920.601917.60 1917.60 1925.600.4
Total Revenues155888662.00167575346.00 152352891.00 163289280.00-2.6
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