CAUBO’s Data Insights series highlights key financial trends in the university sector. The Data Insights provide concise, yet fact-based analysis of some of the sector’s most pressing risks and challenges.
The complete Data Insights series has now been updated to reflect the most recent available data (2021-2022). The updated entries in the series are available at the links below:
- Changing Patterns in University Revenues – addresses the ongoing shift in the composition of operating income at Canadian universities and underscores that tuition revenues have become increasingly consequential as government revenues continue to decline as a proportion of funding, focusing on the sector’s increasing reliance on more volatile sources of income such as those stemming from international students.
- Changing Patterns in General Operating Expenditures – examines the concurrent shift that has occurred in expenditures at Canadian universities, highlighting the factors that have driven changes in spending patterns between various expenditure types (including faculty compensation) and across functions.
- Understanding University Finances, outlines the key considerations to properly assess university finances and summarizes the notable differences in the trends for spendable and restricted income.