Finances of the educational system

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Teaser 15.06 - Finanzinstitution (BIFI)

In 2014, the Confederation, cantons and communes spent CHF 36 billion on education.

Teaser 15.06 - Study grants and loans

One percent of all public education expenditure is paid out in the form of grants and loans.

At a glance

The finances of the educational system are based on the public education expenditure statistics and on the funding of higher education institutions statistics. Cantonal grants and loans are part of public expenditure on education.

Public education expenditure
in CHF millions 2000 2005 2010 2015
Total  22 681 27 360 32 673 36 728
Compulsory education and special schools 11 749 13 763 15 921 18 176
Upper secondary level 4 762 5 373 5 921 5 855
Tertiary level 5 058 6 771 7 250 8 446
Research 695 932 3 065 3 675
Non-attributable expenditure 416 522 515 575
Sources: FSO - Public education expenditure (ÖBA); FFA - Financial Statistics

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