A top performer: Rising enrolments and diversifying revenue streams have supported industry growth

The University and Other Higher Education market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The University and Other Higher Education industry has undergone significant review and reform over the past five years. In 2012, the Federal Government introduced a demand-driven funding model for universities, paving the way for a rise in domestic student enrolments over the period. However, as a result of the uncapping of Commonwealth supported places, public expenditure on universities has risen significantly, creating budgetary pressures for the Federal Government. Changes to student visa requirements have also caused international enrolments to grow strongly alongside domestic enrolments over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to expand at an annualised 4.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $30.6 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

University and other higher education institutions provide accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Universities also conduct research, which is mostly funded through grants from Federal Government bodies. Revenue generated through the provision of courses to students is segmented based on the degree studied. Degrees are classified according to their complexity and their depth of inquiry into academic subject matter. Degree classifications are set out and regulated through the Australian Qualifications Framework, a national policy introduced in 1995 to maintain standards, support education attainment, facilitate skills development and align Australian degrees with international qualification frameworks.

Undergraduate courses are expected to account for 58.3% o..

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Industry Products

What is the University and Other Higher Education Industry?

The industry comprises accredited education providers mainly engaged in providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as defined under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Industry Products
Bachelor's degrees
Other undergraduate programs
Master's degrees
Doctoral and other postgraduate degrees
Other educational courses
Industry Activities
Postgraduate school operation
Research school operation
Undergraduate school operation
University operation

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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