Financial sustainability of higher education providers in England - 2023 update

This report analyses the financial data returned to the Office for Students (OfS) from universities, colleges and other higher education providers in England (excluding further education colleges).

It covers the period from August 2020 to November 2026. The report shows trends in financial performance for the higher education sector and looks at four-year forecasts from 2022 to 2026 for the whole sector and for particular groups of providers. It also discusses the financial risks facing the sector.

18 May 2023
Published 18 May 2023
Last updated 23 June 2023
23 June 2023
Tables A7, A8, A10 and A11 have been updated to reflect a data transposition error which affected the quartile data shown under the ‘Larger teaching intensive’ and ‘Larger research intensive’ groupings.

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