Finances and costs of higher education institutions

This section provides information related to higher education finances (universities, universities of applied sciences and of teacher education). Data come from different annual expenditure statements or from analytical accounting specific to each type of higher education institute. The provide information on the costs generated by the different categories of study as well as on how these costs are met by funding sources. Using this data as a base, several ways of breaking down these costs and revenues are suggested. In combination with other statistics, several cost and rate of support indicators are available.

Data 2018 UIT UAS UTE Total CH
Total costs (in CHF million)
  8 387 2 778 688 11 853
Share in the total costs
Teaching for basic studies 23% 65% 65% 35%
Reserach and development 58% 25% 14% 48%

Staff (UTE: without infrastructural costs)

66% 71% 86% 68%
Funding by source of funding
Confederation 47% 28% 2% 41%
Cantons
35% 51% 83% 41%
Private 18% 21% 15% 18%
Students
  152 858 78 477 21 195 252 530
Staff FTE
  43 956 11 179 3 672 61 807
Quellen: BFS - Finanzreporting (SBFI), Finanzen der Hochschulen (SHIS-FIN)

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