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The HESA Finance Statistics Record collects comparable finance data from every HE institution in the UK. Some links below relate to the 2011/12 academic year. These will be updated when equivalent 2012/13 tables are published.
|Graphic from Press Release 201. Click for larger version.|
|Sources of income 2012/13|
|Source||Income (£000s)||% of total|
|Funding body grants||7,031,856||24.1%|
|Tuition fees & education contracts||11,655,756||40.0%|
|Research grants & contracts||4,768,549||16.4%|
|Endowment & investment income||289,583||1.0%|
|More detail in Press Release 201
|Income from non-EU domicile students course fees by country 2012/13|
|Location of institution||Non-EU course fees (£000s)||% of total income|
|From Press Release 201
55.2% of UK HE institutions' expenditure is on staff costs.
|Graphic from Press Release 201|
|Categories of expenditure 2012/13|
|Category||Expenditure (£000s)||% of total|
|Staff costs - academic||8,549,289||30.6%|
|Staff costs - other||6,858,506||24.6%|
|Other operating expenses||10,489,655||37.6%|
|Interest and other finance costs||402,378||1.4%|
|More expenditure tables: Finances publication introduction|
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HESA publications are downloadable collections of the most useful data in Excel tables.
Contains the full Finance Statistics Return for UK higher education institutions.
Data include detailed income and expenditure analysis and balance sheet information. The most recent editions include financial profile ratios.
Subset of the finance record - 12 tables of institution and sector level income and expenditure data.
Read the introduction online - includes 11 free Excel tables to download and 8 summary charts.
2012/13 publication coming 1 May 2014.
Older publications for 1994/95 to 2007/08 can be downloaded for free from the Publications Archive.
Related statistics are published by various organisations. These links are to external websites for which HESA is not responsible.
The HE Funding Councils produce reports related to their work of funding, regulating and monitoring HE institutions.
The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) is the representative body for higher education finance staff in the United Kingdom.
Q. How has HE income and expenditure changed over time?
expenditure of HE institutions 2005/06 to 2012/13
|Academic year||Total income (£000s)||Expenditure (£000s)|
|Finance data 1993/94 to 2011/12: Free online data tables|
Q. What is the income of HE institutions in my region?
|Region of institution 2012/13|
|Region||Total income (£000s)||Expenditure (£000s)|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||2,295,723||2,162,622|
|East of England||2,613,759||2,496,559|
|*South East total includes The Open University|
|Income and expenditure by institution|