Higher education spending per student worldwide 2016, by country

The statistic shows the expenditure on higher education per student in selected countries worldwide in 2017. Luxembourg ranked first, spending around 27,955 U.S. dollars per student in 2016, excluding expenditure on research and development. To find out more about the expenditure on higher education as a share of GDP in selected countries worldwide in 2016, please click here.

Expenditure on higher education per student in selected countries worldwide in 2016

Expenditure in U.S. dollars
Luxembourg 27,955
United States 26,550
United Kingdom 18,405
Canada 16,907
Norway 14,050
Austria 13,596
Netherlands 12,517
New Zealand 11,910
Belgium 11,848
France 11,031
Australia 10,791
Finland 10,314
Germany 9,863
Hungary 9,541
Chile 9,271
Estonia 9,237
Ireland 9,102
Slovak Republic 8,816
Korea 8,385
Portugal 8,380
Italy 7,577
Poland 7,270
Israel 7,050
Czech Republic 6,389
Latvia 6,110
Mexico 5,865
Lithuania 5,860
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

Figures are excluding expenditures relating to R&D spending.

Figures without R&D spending included were not included by the source for the following OECD countries: Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Switzerland

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