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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

This industry is highly regulated by the Chinese government and, therefore, a new entrant must first obtain the approval of the Ministry of Education. Also, the high levels of government subsidies received by public universities make it difficult for private institutions to compete successfully.

High costs in developing the infrastructure necessary to deliver higher education services are a major entry barrier. Major investments include the cost of lecturer wages, specialized accommodation, course design, and marketing costs. Large universities may be in a better position to allocate fixed costs across a larger number of students.

Well-known institutions with good reputations can attract students on this basis alone. Thi..

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
    Industry Activities
    Regular higher education provision
    Adult higher education provision

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 supervision
  • Industry revenue
  • Tuition fees and study abroad
  • Education 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Tsinghua UniversityPeking UniversityFudan UniversityWuhan UniversityZhejiang 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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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