SACUBO Benchmarking Study

Brought to you by SACUBO and Cherry Bekaert LLP



How does the cost of your institution’s support operation stack up against other similar institutions?  How much should it cost?  Business Officers are continually asked to defend their budgets yet comparative data is not readily available.  The SACUBO Benchmarking Study, now in its third year, provides SACUBO members with valuable data to answer these types of questions.

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SACUBO Benchmarks

Based on feedback from SACUBO constituent committee members and past survey participants, benchmarks have been developed in the following areas:

  • Total Expenditures – By function and aggregate
  • Compensation and Benefit Costs per FTE
  • Other Costs per FTE
  • Total Costs per FTE
  • Academic Mission Costs per FTE
  • Administrative Support Costs per FTE
  • Allocation of FTE Employees
  • Institutional Effectiveness

Institutions can access the benchmarking platform at Questions about the platform can be directed to or one of the Benchmarking Committee members.