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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

Important - Changes to finance data for 2018/19
Changes to regulation mean that the latest finance data differs in several respects from previous years' data. Expand this box for more information.

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 the Office for Students (OfS) has been collecting financial data from HE providers in England, including alternative providers (APs) for the first time. 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. The latest available data covers HE providers with a financial year end between 1 January and 31 July 2019. All tables contain a filter to allow for analysis by month of financial year end.

Note that some APs have financial reporting year ends between 1 August and 31 December 2019. Due to the start point of the new OfS data collection cycle, and HESA’s reporting year, data for these providers will be made available as part of a forthcoming release of data, covering all financial year ends falling within the 2019/20 HESA reporting year.

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

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

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 

Income and expenditure summary

Select the 'Other' radio button to see information about surplus and deficit.

Table 1 - Consolidated statement of comprehensive income and expenditure

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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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 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
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Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 domicile, mode, level and source

Academic years 2016/17 to 2018/19

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Income sources

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

Table 7 - Income analysed by source

Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19

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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 2018/19

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