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University Staffing Costs

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the staffing costs were of each (a) university and (b) former polytechnic in (i) 1976-77, (ii) 1979-80, (iii) 1985-86, (iv) 1996-97, (v) 1997-98, (vi) 2001-02 and (vii) 2004-05; and how many full-time equivalent students there were at each university in each year. (85290)

The latest available information is given in the following tables. Information for the former polytechnics for the years prior to 1996-97 is not held centrally. Figures for 1979-80 were not published; figures for 1978-79 are given instead.

Expenditure on total staff costs and student full-time equivalent numbers Universities in England

1976/77

1978/79

1985/86

Institution name

Staffing costs (£000)

Full-time equivalent student load

Staffing costs (£000)

Full-time equivalent student load

Staffing costs (£000)

Full-time equivalent student load

Aston

6,483

5,076

9,110

5,554

14,329

3,599

Bath

4,456

3,734

6,335

3,835

15,722

3,799

Birmingham

16,739

8,527

20,124

8,975

48,439

8,939

Bradford

6,553

4,553

8,650

4,994

16,410

4,436

Bristol

12,548

6,746

16,028

6,804

38,395

7,099

Brunel

4,286

2,642

5,567

2,898

15,026

3,196

Cambridge

18,896

11,633

25,196

11,968

61,614

12,567

City

4,720

2,546

6,056

2,977

14,305

3,326

Durham

5,045

4,278

6,670

4,269

17,643

4,996

East Anglia

4,155

3,507

5,808

3,883

16,213

4,383

Essex

3,036

2,523

4,024

2,860

10,834

3,082

Exeter

4,932

4,333

6,844

5,165

15,825

4,943

Hull

5,157

4,616

6,804

5,227

15,318

4,862

Keele

3,158

2,725

4,125

2,983

8,715

2,759

Kent

3,732

3,329

5,035

3,868

12,149

4,230

Lancaster

4,871

4,232

6,742

4,610

16,095

4,530

Leeds

16,317

10,058

20,990

10,451

52,903

10,374

Leicester

6,140

4,214

8,174

4,478

22,330

4,729

Liverpool

12,616

7,656

16,208

7,859

39,631

8,144

London Graduate School of Business Studies

883

327

1,116

334

3,070

363

London University

103,830

42,922

133,518

45,333

329,325

44,908

Loughborough

5,325

4,001

8,059

5,284

23,045

5,295

Manchester Business School

740

143

948

144

2,656

259

Manchester University

18,895

10,765

24,706

11,385

55,337

11,539

Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

7,295

3,874

9,711

3,899

26,996

4,019

Newcastle

11,988

6,915

15,716

7,610

38,754

7,769

Nottingham

10,199

6,359

13,741

6,704

34,485

7,364

Oxford

20,259

12,503

27,296

12,946

68,695

13,139

Reading

8,356

5,435

10,695

5,972

24,413

5,563

Salford

6,231

4,545

7,874

4,714

16,764

4,143

Sheffield

12,300

7,702

15,736

7,996

35,416

7,960

Southampton

10,748

5,805

14,710

6,119

36,235

6,502

Surrey

5,095

3,069

6,537

3,542

19,629

3,336

Sussex

7,133

4,251

8,693

4,274

18,370

4,532

Warwick

4,770

4,203

7,459

5,099

23,431

5,697

York

3,884

2,918

5,203

3,216

13,220

3,606

Source:

University Grants Committee.

Expenditure on total staff costs and student full-time equivalent numbers Universities, former Polytechnics and University Colleges in England

Expenditure (£000)1

Student FTE numbers2

Institution

1996/97

1997/98

2001/02

2004/05

1996/97

1997/98

2001/02

2004/05

0047

Anglia Ruskin University

35,325

34,593

49,083

54,321

14,020

13,805

17,555

18,330

0108

Aston University

22,415

24,060

31,178

42,011

4,670

5,070

5,920

6,880

0048

Bath Spa University

8,002

8,467

11,388

16,455

2,560

2,920

3,930

5,335

0109

The University of Bath

41,169

42,790

58,270

72,411

6,390

6,735

8,525

10,380

0127

Birkbeck College

19,335

18,886

28,904

37,839

6,500

6,385

6,880

7,060

0110

The University of Birmingham

115,107

114,025

154,316

181,401

17,530

17,835

21,765

23,100

0049

The University of Bolton

15,944

16,694

16,664

22,766

5,335

5,250

4,770

4,920

0050

Bournemouth University

21,072

21,567

31,106

38,871

9,250

9,540

11,105

12,100

0111

The University of Bradford

39,383

39,629

44,745

51,696

8,340

8,600

8,105

8,795

0051

The University of Brighton

37,642

38,468

49,000

62,081

12,565

12,940

14,420

15,350

0112

The University of Bristol

99,949

101,727

129,578

165,195

12,055

11,940

14,260

15,715

0113

Brunel University

43,502

43,484

51,925

61,817

11,535

12,040

11,695

12,540

0009

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

17,687

18,538

24,230

30,024

7,190

6,995

7,320

7,125

0203

The University of Buckingham

575

0114

The University of Cambridge

151,581

159,109

227,791

334,764

16,010

15,990

18,015

18,395

0012

Canterbury Christ Church University

17,927

19,366

27,862

40,702

7,025

7,220

9,305

10,365

0052

University of Central England in Birmingham

44,911

45,842

58,509

74,183

17,845

17,200

16,735

17,925

0053

The University of Central Lancashire

38,788

37,109

56,738

77,228

14,490

14,900

17,220

19,365

0129

Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School

21,308

970

0011

University of Chester

10,193

10,392

15,581

29,621

3,540

3,530

5,330

7,750

0082

University of Chichester

7,173

8,293

9,514

12,861

3,110

3,915

3,605

4,100

0115

City University

39,223

40,580

55,117

74,446

7,395

7,730

10,210

12,870

0056

Coventry University

37,133

38,868

50,942

60,044

13,080

13,800

13,470

13,530

0002

Cranfield University

50,524

50,424

63,850

71,515

2,455

2,590

2,720

2,985

0068

De Montfort University

63,475

63,619

68,347

74,807

20,305

20,110

19,235

18,690

0057

University of Derby

25,449

26,481

37,742

43,841

10,540

11,025

10,070

10,885

0116

University of Durham

52,847

54,589

72,872

93,288

10,495

10,445

12,000

14,200

0117

The University of East Anglia

40,935

42,328

56,657

72,599

5,385

9,420

9,075

11,095

0058

The University of East London

34,129

33,040

38,244

46,792

10,040

10,065

10,430

12,190

0118

The University of Essex

29,742

30,209

41,217

54,506

5,500

5,805

6,980

8,440

0119

The University of Exeter

44,306

42,906

53,238

77,711

8,730

8,855

9,805

11,350

0017

University College Falmouth

3,241

3,516

5,769

8,353

1,045

1,115

1,425

1,895

0054

University of Gloucestershire

17,288

17,059

21,985

28,842

5,935

5,730

7,515

6,635

0131

Goldsmiths College

20,328

21,200

28,289

32,960

5,145

5,565

5,870

5,875

0059

The University of Greenwich

51,394

51,275

55,969

58,673

13,215

13,375

13,900

16,175

0018

Harper Adams University College

5,068

5,341

7,297

8,863

1,530

1,535

1,610

1,425

0060

University of Hertfordshire

44,822

45,304

58,530

73,777

14,225

15,000

15,775

19,325

0061

The University of Huddersfield

31,532

31,206

40,605

46,393

12,035

13,225

12,935

13,360

0120

The University of Hull

44,671

45,849

58,012

68,444

9,530

9,440

12,555

13,365

0132

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

121,073

179,096

220,671

268,439

7,715

9,605

10,540

11,595

0133

Institute of Education

14,085

14,905

21,213

28,673

2,270

2,290

2,310

2,970

2001

Institute of Psychiatry (associated with King’s College London)

16,997

355

0121

The University of Keele

31,489

31,690

40,749

49,150

7,935

8,415

7,255

7,850

0122

The University of Kent

39,991

39,347

47,323

58,893

8,105

7,905

9,975

12,215

0134

King’s College London

85,974

109,074

201,075

225,984

11,225

11,895

15,690

17,200

0063

Kingston University

42,362

42,540

55,450

72,477

12,015

11,930

13,895

16,755

0123

The University of Lancaster

44,231

40,978

52,603

69,903

8,345

8,455

9,200

10,825

0064

Leeds Metropolitan University

43,786

42,496

63,450

83,788

14,005

15,105

17,120

20,770

0124

The University of Leeds

129,829

130,309

175,116

213,023

20,775

21,225

25,510

28,655

0125

The University of Leicester

62,721

64,689

84,422

103,176

11,145

11,195

12,640

12,365

0062

The University of Lincoln

23,878

23,131

31,391

35,504

11,995

11,830

9,585

10,175

0023

Liverpool Hope University

10,728

11,351

16,118

22,249

3,705

4,105

5,910

6,030

0065

Liverpool John Moores University

51,405

52,196

60,352

77,552

15,105

16,270

16,925

17,930

0126

The University of Liverpool

92,843

94,865

118,847

143,661

13,735

13,665

15,595

16,825

0024

University of the Arts, London

39,903

41,693

55,476

73,314

8,415

8,320

9,845

11,760

0135

London Business School

14,634

15,135

27,645

37,167

870

940

1,315

1,655

0151

University of London (institutes and activities)

54,310

55,908

41,336

47,718

1,145

955

700

305

0055

London Guildhall University

23,825

23,377

32,935

9,165

9,805

10,130

 

0202

London Metropolitan University

92,354

 

 

 

20,645

0076

London South Bank University

47,213

47,353

58,650

62,294

14,560

16,390

13,825

13,810

0137

London School of Economics and Political Science

34,243

36,226

56,609

72,745

6,310

8,310

6,725

7,520

0138

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

16,511

16,956

25,956

30,377

930

640

770

800

0152

Loughborough University

53,532

55,124

71,069

87,271

9,325

9,665

11,280

13,070

0026

University of Luton

27,248

23,738

28,685

24,688

11,820

13,325

8,365

8,110

0153

University of Manchester

139,582

142,790

181,833

20,910

20,890

22,270

0165

The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

47,631

49,238

63,179

6,850

6,860

6,465

0066

The Manchester Metropolitan University

73,247

73,406

82,828

102,994

25,045

24,975

24,690

27,080

0204

The University of Manchester

311,796

32,525

0067

Middlesex University

46,332

48,262

61,801

71,575

18,595

18,715

17,790

20,920

0154

The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

92,946

93,190

127,992

142,721

12,655

12,950

14,770

16,635

0070

The University of North London

31,556

32,193

41,112

11,610

11,660

11,975

0027

The University of Northampton

22,738

23,362

26,740

33,446

8,015

8,880

9,210

8,640

0069

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle

55,965

53,775

70,485

83,077

15,690

16,085

17,930

19,740

0071

The Nottingham Trent University

56,895

57,686

73,169

84,605

21,585

21,420

21,655

22,770

0155

The University of Nottingham

106,574

108,897

147,037

186,114

15,330

15,645

20,465

24,715

0001

The Open University

121,001

119,270

175,537

197,976

63,335

57,710

66,185

64,130

0072

Oxford Brookes University

35,811

36,629

53,868

70,095

9,520

10,035

12,165

14,450

0156

The University of Oxford

153,306

158,426

209,869

268,808

16,000

16,250

17,100

18,400

0073

The University of Plymouth

48,823

49,438

66,427

80,434

17,275

17,480

18,875

21,410

0074

The University of Portsmouth

48,935

48,941

53,745

70,720

14,140

15,010

14,875

17,915

0139

Queen Mary and Westfield College

78,455

76,344

87,665

106,077

7,485

7,805

8,190

9,865

0157

The University of Reading

65,302

66,597

81,270

93,194

10,525

10,195

10,795

11,095

0031

Roehampton University

18,670

18,464

24,035

28,100

5,530

5,880

6,305

7,260

0140

Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine

19,273

20,334

685

710

0141

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

27,996

28,752

37,975

47,858

5,115

5,575

5,390

6,630

0142

Royal Postgraduate Medical School

30,671

— 

— 

295

— 

— 

0143

The Royal Veterinary College

9,924

10,346

14,852

21,250

620

640

865

1,285

0145

St. George’s Hospital Medical School

28,814

29,744

39,568

44,443

1,365

1,230

1,890

2,365

0158

The University of Salford

57,039

56,615

68,509

83,573

13,760

14,760

16,610

16,220

0146

The School of Oriental and African Studies

16,173

17,227

21,592

26,731

2,575

2,660

3,220

3,555

0147

The School of Pharmacy

4,613

4,754

5,966

8,721

575

580

730

930

0075

Sheffield Hallam University

61,893

57,315

75,775

91,132

19,980

19,265

21,900

22,755

0159

The University of Sheffield

106,958

112,319

143,339

183,631

20,320

19,625

20,965

22,340

0037

Southampton Solent University

25,245

25,870

33,010

34,050

13,750

11,500

9,630

9,490

0160

The University of Southampton

87,938

93,325

127,332

166,246

13,030

14,565

16,305

19,090

0077

Staffordshire University

35,762

35,309

44,811

48,601

12,870

13,025

12,580

10,820

0078

The University of Sunderland

31,284

32,256

39,539

45,613

12,270

12,155

10,060

11,620

0161

The University of Surrey

49,139

52,876

69,028

90,740

7,300

7,695

8,715

9,870

0162

The University of Sussex

42,522

42,991

53,808

68,471

8,965

8,535

9,120

9,210

0079

The University of Teesside

28,533

29,397

38,253

51,413

10,090

9,820

11,120

12,525

0080

Thames Valley University

35,109

34,967

36,530

68,785

15,155

13,325

12,130

13,690

0148

United Medical and Dental Schools, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals

49,898

49,560

— 

— 

2,220

2,270

— 

— 

0149

University College London

177,929

185,224

273,137

325,512

13,475

13,860

15,300

17,190

0163

The University of Warwick

71,865

74,440

99,539

145,850

12,200

11,925

13,645

16,150

0081

University of the West of England, Bristol

55,809

54,769

72,633

89,741

19,265

19,750

20,330

23,020

0083

The University of Westminster

37,651

38,440

54,933

71,835

12,670

13,045

14,805

15,960

0021

The University of Winchester

9,258

9,430

10,486

14,158

3,965

4,125

3,950

3,955

0085

The University of Wolverhampton

45,697

45,473

55,332

71,199

16,485

17,995

15,855

16,265

0046

University of Worcester

9,110

10,025

12,502

18,175

3,195

3,395

4,435

5,030

0164

The University of York

44,395

46,345

65,092

87,240

6,680

7,115

9,145

9,685

Notes:

— indicates:

No separate finance record was collected for that institution in that year.

No Student Record was collected separately for that institution in that year.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Finance and Student records 1996-97,1997-98,2001-02, 2004-05

Students FTES have been rounded to the nearest 5.