Revenue for colleges and universities in China is estimated at $21.7 billion in 2017, reflecting annualized growth of 6.4% over the five years through 2017. A substantial amount of industry revenue comes from government subsidies, and increasing attention on higher education has been driving the development of the industry. There are 4,918 institutions operating in the industry, employing 2.44 million people with an estimated payroll of almost $12.7 billion.This industry also benefits from international students coming to study at Chinese universities (i.e. exports). About 421,493 international students studying in China are expected to generate $1.41 billion for the industry in 2017. Higher education imports (i.e...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Undergraduate educationUndergraduate education is the major product segment of this industry; students in this segment account for 44.7% of total higher education enrollment. Undergraduate education enables students to systematically master the basic theory and initial capabilities for a discipline or specialty. This segment will increase steadily due to increasing secondary school retention and positive widespread perceptions of the value of higher education.Specialty educationSpecialty education enables students to master the basic theory and knowledge for an applicable specialty. Students in this segment make up 24.2% of total higher education enrollment. Thi...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Colleges & Universities Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Colleges & Universities Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Experienced work force
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Education Retention Rates - Secondary and Funding (State) - Higher Education in the Colleges & Universities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Colleges & Universities Industry?

    Colleges and universities in China offer academic courses and grant degrees at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The industry includes two segments: traditional higher education and adult education. Enterprises in this industry include universities, colleges, military academies, correspondence schools, and TV and radio broadcasting universities.

    Industry Products
  • Undergraduate education
  • Specialty education
  • Adult education
  • Master's postgraduate education
  • Doctoral postgraduate education
  • Others
  • Industry Activities
  • Regular higher education provision
  • Adult higher education provision
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Education Retention Rates - Secondary
  • Funding (State) - Higher Education
  • Age Group (15-34)
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements - Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools

  • Current Performance
    Institutions and supervisionIndustry revenueTuition fees and study abroadEducation reform and development plan
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Colleges & Universities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Colleges & Universities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Sports Equipment Manufacturing
  • Stationery and Office Supplies Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Undergraduate education
  • Specialty education
  • Adult education
  • Master's postgraduate education
  • Others
  • Doctoral postgraduate education
  • Chart: Colleges & Universities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Population growth and age distribution
  • Secondary school retention and completion rates
  • Perceptions of the value of higher education
  • Tuition costs for higher education
  • Government assistance
  • Foreign demand

  • Major Markets
  • Chinese students in China
  • Foreign students in China
  • Chinese students abroad
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Colleges & Universities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Colleges & Universities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Market position and teaching resources
  • Tuition levels
  • Quality of teaching and facilities
  • Reputation
  • Strategic alliances
  • Teaching and research status
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Colleges & Universities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University, Zhejiang University,
  • Table: Tsinghua University - financial performance
  • Table: Peking University - financial performance
  • Table: Fudan University - financial performance
  • Table: Wuhan University - financial performance
  • Table: Zhejiang University - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Colleges & Universities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Colleges & Universities Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Adult Higher Education
  • Includes radio and TV broadcasting universities, cadre institutes, workers' colleges, peasant colleges, correspondence colleges, and educational colleges.
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Also known as a PhD. Taught at the highest academic degree level and requires mastery in a field of knowledge. Independent scholarly research work, such as a thesis, is often required.
  • Master's Degree
  • Requires one to two years of full-time study beyond the bachelor degree.
  • Post-Graduate Education
  • Can be a first professional, master's or a doctorate course. Typically earned through coursework and research, or a combination of the two.
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