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Undergraduate Degree Courses

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average cost per year to the Exchequer of an undergraduate degree course, including maintenance.

It is not possible to identify separately the costs of courses for undergraduates, nor to identify precisely the share of the cost of courses met from Exchequer funds. Approximate average annual expenditure per student for the financial year 1982–83 (the latest year for which information is available) was about £5,200. This figure is composed of the average institutional expenditure per student for universities in Great Britain and polytechnics and other major institutions of advanced further education in England, plus the average maintenance allowance per student for mandatory award holders.