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The HESA Finance Statistics Record collects comparable finance data from every HE institution in the UK.
Sections with a grey background relate to older data for 2012/13 and will be updated as new tables are published
NEW - Press release 213
Finances publication 2012/13
|Graphic from Press Release 213.|
|Sources of income 2013/14|
|Source||Income (£000s)||% of total|
|Funding body grants||6,079,892||19.8%|
|Tuition fees & education contracts||13,677,846||44.5%|
|Research grants & contracts||5,083,991||16.5%|
|Endowment & investment income||340,441||1.1%|
|More detail in Press Release 213|
|Income from non-EU domicile students course fees by country 2013/14|
|Location of institution||Non-EU course fees (£000s)||% of total income|
|From Press Release 213|
55.4% of UK HE institutions' expenditure is on staff costs.
NEW - Press release 213
|Graphic from Press Release 213|
|Categories of expenditure 2013/14|
|Category||Expenditure (£000s)||% of total|
|Staff costs - academic||9,020,769||30.7%|
|Staff costs - other||7,269,056||24.7%|
|Other operating expenses||10,962,068||37.3%|
|Interest and other finance costs||398,418||1.4%|
HEIs spent £3.9bn on buildings and equipment in 2013/14.
Press Release 204 - Capital expenditure of HE institutions 2012/13
|Capital expenditure 2013/14|
|Source of funds||Capital expenditure
|% of total|
|Funding body grants||395,802||10.1%|
|Retained proceeds of sales||58,001||1.5%|
|Other external sources||551,561||14.1%|
|Total actual spend*||3,905,893|
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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.
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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?
|Income and expenditure of HE institutions 2005/06 to 2013/14|
|Academic year||Total income (£000s)||Expenditure (£000s)|
|Finance data 1993/94 to 2012/13: Free online data tables|
Q. What is the income of HE institutions in my region?
|Region of institution 2013/14|
|Region||Total income (£000s)||Expenditure (£000s)|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||2,425,115||2,267,393|
|East of England||2,710,301||2,619,225|
|*South East total includes The Open University|