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In 2020 Average Cost of Education per Student Qualified for Government Scholarship Increased by 13% and Amounted to UAH 63 thousand

Continuing to make public data on the effectiveness of the use of public finances, the Ministry of Finance has prepared an analytical tool on the financial, quantitative, and qualitative performance of higher education institutions (III and IV levels of accreditation) in 2020.

The total expenditures of 166 higher education institutions, which are included in the analysis, amounted to UAH 19.3 billion of the general fund of the state budget and UAH 12.4 billion of the special fund of the state budget (funds received for the provision of paid services). These institutions had 635.7 thousand students, including 307 thousand students qualified for a government scholarship and 328.7 thousand students on contract.

The average estimated cost per student qualified for a government scholarship increased by 13% and amounted to UAH 63 thousand per year. In some institutions of higher education, this figure significantly exceeded the national average.

The highest costs per student on state order in 2020 were at the following institutions:

  • Flight Academy of National Aviation University - 309.2 thousand UAH per year;
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine - UAH 240.2 thousand;
  • Odesa National Academy of Music named after A.V. Nezhdanova - UAH 183.1 thousand per year;
  • Lviv National Musical Academy named after Mykola Lysenko - UAH 149.8 thousand;
  • Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University - UAH 146.2 thousand.

Training of higher education specialists is concentrated in 5 regions: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, and Odesa regions. In these cities half of higher education institutions is concentrated, which teach 57% of students and spend almost two-thirds of the funds allocated from the state budget for the training of higher education specialists.

To prepare students by state order in 2020 involved 52.1 thousand scientific and pedagogical workers.

At the same time, 69.4 thousand non-pedagogical employees were also employed to service the educational process, which amounted to 57% of the total number of employees. That is, the number of auxiliary employees of higher education institutions now exceeds the number of scientific, pedagogical, and teaching staff who directly provide educational services to students.

The largest proportion of non-pedagogical staff at such institutions:

  • Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman - 78%;
  • National Aerospace University named after Zhukovsky “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” - 75%;
  • National University "Odesa Maritime Academy" - 73%;
  • National Forestry University of Ukraine - 69%;
  • Nizhyn Agrotechnical Institute  - 69%.

Additional information

Information on the performance of higher education institutions was provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine regarding the institutions that are under their control.

The analysis presents data on state budget expenditures on payment of services for training specialists by institutions of higher education (III-IV levels of accreditation) under budget programs:

2201160 Personnel training by institutions of higher education and provision of activities of their practice bases (Ministry of Education and Science);
2201280 Training by the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine);
2301070 Training and professional development of personnel in the field of healthcare, training of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel by institutions of professional higher and higher education (Ministry of Health);
3501520 Training of personnel in the sphere of financial policy by the institutions of higher education (Ministry of Finance);
3801160 Training for the sphere of culture and art by institutions of professional higher and higher education (Ministry of Culture and Information Policy).