Comparative RCM Models

Various institutions have implemented or are implementing RCM or a similar budget structure. Below are links to those universities' RCM sites and relevant news articles.

RCM Institutions:

In addition, many other public and private universities are utilizing or implementing a version of RCM. These institutions include:

    • University of Illinois - Urbana
    • Champaign
    • Southern Illinois University
    • University of Michigan
    • Marquette University
    • American University
    • Brandeis University
    • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • Harvard University
    • University of Oregon
    • Washington University of St. Louis
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Mercer University
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Duke University
    • Auburn University
    • Clarkson University (considering)
    • Temple University
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Toronto
    • West Chester University (PA)
    • Central Michigan University
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Alaska
    • University of Connecticut
    • Florida International University

RCM Publications

Decentralized Budgeting at the University of New Hampshire: A Case Study by John Griffith and David Proulx -- NACUBO EBook. UNH community members can request a copy by contacting Jean Richard at

Responsibility Center Budgeting: An Approach to Decentralized Management for Institutions of Higher Education -- Edward L. Whalen; Hardcover

Incentive-Based Budgeting Systems in Public Universities by Douglas M. Priest (Editor), William E. Becker (Editor), Don Hossler (Editor), Edward P. St. John (Editor), Mary M. Norden

Responsibility Center Budgeting: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Decentralized Management by John Curry and Jon Strauss