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What is the income of HE providers?

HE Provider Data: Finance What is the income of HE providers?

On this page: Income and expenditure summary | Research grants and contracts | Tuition fees | Income sources | Funding body grants

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, part way through the 2019/20 academic year. Depending (among other factors) on the financial year end of each provider, there may have been varying impacts of the pandemic on individual providers’ financial data for 2019/20 into 2020/21.

HESA has collected and published financial statements data and associated analysis for the UK HE sector for over twenty years. During this time, HE financial data was relatively homogeneous in many respects, with financial years naturally following the pattern of the academic year. Changes to the regulation of HE in England have seen a broadening and diversification of HE provider types, and consequently a re-evaluation of appropriate collection and publication strategies.

From 2018/19 onwards the Office for Students (OfS) collected data from English providers as part of its Annual Financial return. Note that the OfS do not collect data from further education colleges and sixth form colleges under the primary regulation of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The data collected by the OfS has been ingested by HESA and integrated with the data for HE providers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All tables contain a filter to allow for analysis by month of financial year end.

Providers for 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years are all reported assuming a financial year end date of 31 July. As such, these dates will not appear in the tables.

For 2020/21, the following providers have not yet been included as they have not yet finalised their data or their data was finalised after the cut off for publication: University of Buckingham, University Academy 92 Limited, Assemblies of God Incorporated, HULT International Business School Ltd (31/07/2021 year end), Inchbald School of Design, London School of Commerce & IT Limited, Nazarene Theological College, Paris Dauphine International, Richmond, the American International University in London, Inc., Royal Academy of Dance, Spurgeon's College, Waltham International College Limited.

Data for these providers will be included in a future update to this release.

The OfS published the Annual Financial Return sector-level data for financial years ending in 2021 on 30 June 2022. HESA’s latest finance data covers providers with a financial year end up to and including 31 July 2021. HESA do not publish forecast data, and so forecast data included in the OfS’ release for 33 providers will not be available in the HESA open data. Future HESA open data releases will include data for providers with financial year ends from 1 August 2021 onwards.

Tables on this page show the income of higher education providers broken down by source.

Providers in 2015/16 and 2016/17 were not required to report financial year end dates, these dates will not appear in the tables. From 2017/18, where a provider has changed its financial year end, it can mean that it appears twice or not at all within certain academic years. Where applicable, table grand totals will contain all provider values for the academic year.

Chart 1 - Income of HE providers by location, category and academic year (£ millions)

Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21

 
 

Income and expenditure summary

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Table 1 - Consolidated statement of comprehensive income and expenditure

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

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Research grants and contracts

Use the radio buttons to select income source (research councils or other). Data is displayed for the cost centre indicated in the HESA cost centre drop-down box. For a total of all cost centres select '207 Total research grants and contracts'.

Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - Research grants and contracts - breakdown by source of income and HESA cost centre

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuition fees

Click the radio buttons to see further breakdowns by mode of study (full-time/part-time) and level of study (undergraduate/postgraduate).

Table 6 - Tuition fees and education contracts analysed by HE provider, domicile, mode, level, source

Academic years 2016/17 to 2020/21

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Income sources

Use the radio buttons to see detail for research grants and contracts, other income, and donations and endowments.

Table 7 - Income analysed by source

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

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Funding body grants

Higher education funding is a devolved matter. Each UK administration funds its higher education providers differently and this is reflected in the different information included in this table.

Table 7C - Funding body grants

Academic years 2015/16 to 2020/21

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