Education Indicators in Canada: Handbook for the Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program September 2017
Section B: Financing education systems

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B1 Public and private expenditure on educational institutions

This subset of Indicator B1 presents public and private expenditure data on educational institutions, by level of education at the Canada, provincial and territorial levels (CANSIM 477-0136). Amounts are presented in millions of current dollars.

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B2 Average university tuition fees

This subset of Indicator B2 includes data on average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees, over time, in current dollars (CANSIM 477-0077), at the Canada level and by province and by field of study (CANSIM 477-0021 and CANSIM 477-0022). These tables are based on data from the Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs (TLAC) survey which covers the academic year (eight months).

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University revenues

This subset of Indicator B2 presents the percentage distribution of university revenues, by source, at the Canada and provincial levels (CANSIM 477-0106). Amounts are presented in current dollars, for the financial year.

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University expenditures

This subset of Indicator B2 includes university expenditures by type of expenditure, for Canada and the provinces. Amounts are presented in current dollars and percentage distributions (CANSIM 477-0093). Expenditures figures are drawn from multiple sources including financial survey data and institutional financial reports. Some of the data are estimated in order to produce a complete and coherent financial picture.

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Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey (FIUC), Statistics Canada. For more information, consult “Definitions, data sources and methods,” Statistics Canada Web site, survey 3121

B3 Student debt

Indicator B3 provides data on student debt from government-run student loan programs, for the class of 2009-2010. Using data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS), the tables look at the percentage of students who borrowed and their average debt at graduation, as well as the incidence and repayment of government student loans among 2009-2010 graduates who did not pursue further postsecondary education in Canada and the provinces.

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