Data shows ON universities relying more on international student fees

July 13, 2017

Ontario’s universities are becoming increasingly dependent on revenues from international students, according to new research by CBC. Research shows that the number of international students attending an ON university increased 88.5% between 2010 and 2016, while enrolments from domestic students increased only 7%. The data also show that between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 academic years, total revenue from international student tuition fees rose from $620M to $1.28B. “Universities are relying more and more over time on tuition revenue versus government grants,” said the Council of Ontario Universities in its most recent financial report for 2015-16. The report also shows that government grants have shrunk to 40% of institutional operating revenue, down from 46% in 2011-12. CBC