The survey on the social and economic situation of students (SSEE) collects information on the living and study conditions in Swiss higher education institutions. These institutions consist of universities (UIT), universities of applied sciences (UAS) and universities of teacher education (UTE).
The following table shows that in 2016 the majority of the UIT students (52%) have at least one parent who attained higher education degree. Conversely, the share of students who have at least one parent who attained higher education degree is lower in the universities of applied sciences (33%) and in the universities of teacher education (26%). Regarding housing situation, less than half of students are living with their parents (UIT: 38%, UAS: 40% and UTE: 45%). UTE students work the most (83%) as compared to UIT students (71%) and UAS students (78%).