Overview

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.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Changes to student visa requirements have caused international enrolments to grow strongly
  • New legislation will likely face holdups and amendments, creating more funding uncertainty
  • Technology that enables distance education will increase student enrolments and revenue

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    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 Key Buyers Chapter

    The University and Other Higher Education industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration with the top four institutions accounting for less than 30% of revenue. The majority of universities operate within a particular state or territory in Australia. For example, the University of Melbourne is located in Victoria, and the University of Sydney operates in New South Wales. Therefore, it is difficult for any one institution to command a sizeable share of the industry, with students typically attending universities within their home states or territories. Rural universities do not typically attract as many students as metropolitan universities. Consequently, rural universities often operate across multiple states.

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    Additional Insights for the University and Other Higher Education Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the University and Other Higher Education Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Market research and understanding
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged between 18 and 25 and Public funding for tertiary education in the University and Other Higher Education industry impact industry performance..

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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
    Research
    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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged between 18 and 25
  • Public funding for tertiary education
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Secondary school retention rate

  • Current Performance
  • Policy developments
  • International enrolments
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Education reforms
  • Online course delivery
  • Staff shortages
  • Table: University and Other Higher Education Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - University and Other Higher Education Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Scientific Research Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Bachelor's degrees
  • Other undergraduate programs
  • Research
  • Master's degrees
  • Doctoral and other postgraduate degrees
  • Other educational courses
  • Chart: University and Other Higher Education Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic students (other)
  • International students
  • Research markets
  • Domestic students (low SES)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the University and Other Higher Education Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Surplus
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs University and Other Higher Education

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the University and Other Higher Education Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    University of MelbourneUniversity of SydneyMonash UniversityUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of Queensland
  • Table: University of Melbourne - financial performance
  • Table: University of Sydney - financial performance
  • Table: Monash University - financial performance
  • Table: University of New South Wales - financial performance
  • Table: University of Queensland - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the University and Other Higher Education Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the University and Other Higher Education Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Fee-Help
  • An interest-free loan facility available to fee-paying undergraduate and postgraduate students in accredited coursework programs.
  • Hecs-Help
  • An interest-free loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth-supported places.
  • Os-Help
  • A government loan for people taking part in study overseas.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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