University of Iowa employees spent more than $28 million on travel in fiscal 2010, a number that has steadily increased since 2006.
Of the $28,598,515 the UI spent in 2010, $3.6 million went to international travel, and $20.4 million to domestic travel outside Iowa. Almost one-third of the total was spent by the athletics department, which is fully self-sustaining. The figures were provided to The Daily Iowan in response to a public records request.
Officials said the spending was justified.