Value for money performance measures

Strategic objective 4:

‘All students, from all backgrounds, receive value for money.’

We have one strategic outcome under this strategic objective, and one key performance measure (KPM) to help us demonstrate progress against it.

19. Student and key stakeholder perceptions of value for money

‘Considering the costs and benefits of university, do you think it offers good value for money?’

Undergraduate students who answered ‘Yes’:


See KPM 19

Value for money has no fixed definition – it means different things to different people, and may well shift over time.

Tracking perceptions of the value for money of higher education will allow us to monitor progress without imposing our own definition on students.


We welcome feedback on the key performance measures, including on our overall approach and on individual measures. If you have any comments or queries, please contact Josh Fleming at .

If you have any queries about the statistics published as KPMs, please contact Hannah White at .

The Office for Students is committed to following the Code of Practice for Statistics for the statistics it produces. See more information and our statistics release schedule

If you have any other questions or complaints about statistics produced by the Office for Students, please contact Mark Gittoes, Head of Profession for Statistics, at  or call 0117 931 7052.

Last updated 09 July 2020
09 July 2020
Update on specification timescales for KPM 19
18 December 2019
Specification dates updated

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