Overview

Dean's list: Growing rates of high school retention will keep college enrollment strong

IBISWorld’s Colleges & Universities market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$498bn
Annual Growth
11-16
1.8%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
2,869,065
Business
2,321

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will use online education to lower costs and compete with other institutions
  • Budget cuts and poor investment income forced many public universities to cut services
  • Universities and colleges will likely make education more accessible to international students

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Colleges and Universities industry is expected to exhibit steady growth. High unemployment and dire economic conditions caused more individuals to pursue higher education to boost their competitiveness in the job market; the steady growth of high school retention rates also increased college enrollment. Over the next five years, IBISWorld projects industry revenue will increase due to steady demand for higher education. In addition, government funding will increase as the economy continues to recover...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are the major products offered by institutions in this industry. Degrees are offered in a variety disciplines, including business, sciences and the humanities. Industry institutions generate revenue by providing education for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

    Bachelors' degrees

    Undergraduate courses are taught at the bachelor's degree level and typically require four years of full-time study. To qualify for admittance, most schools require students to hold a high school diploma or pass the General Educational Development (GED) test. Many schools also require students to take one or several admittance exams, such as the SAT or ACT. A r..

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    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

  • Experienced professors
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • Ability to respond to students' needs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of college students and S&P 500 in the Colleges & Universities industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Colleges & Universities Industry?

    This industry includes public and private universities and colleges that offer academic courses and grant baccalaureate or graduate degrees. The requirement for admission is a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training. Instruction is typically provided on physical campuses, although online education and other unorthodox settings are gaining popularity. This industry does not include for-profit institutions or community colleges.

    Industry Products
    Bachelors' degrees
    Masters' degrees
    Professional doctorate degrees
    Research doctorate degrees
    Industry Activities
    Providing higher education at colleges (except community colleges)
    Providing higher education at universities
    Providing higher education at theological seminaries offering baccalaureate or graduate degrees
    Providing higher education at professional schools (e.g. business administration, dental, law and medical)
    Providing higher education at college level military academies

    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
  • Number of college students
  • S&P 500
  • Government funding for universities
  • High school retention rate
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Limited funding
  • Tuition and enrollment hikes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Costs and competition
  • Budget cuts and new technology
  • 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
  • Information
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling
  • Caterers
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Janitorial Services
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Bachelors' degrees
  • Masters' degrees
  • Professional doctorate degrees
  • Research doctorate degrees
  • Chart: Colleges & Universities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Students aged 18 to 21
  • Students aged 22 to 29
  • Students aged 30 and older
  • Students aged 17 and younger
  • 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
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Colleges & Universities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Enrollment in Industry Institutions (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Endowment
  • The sum of money and other assets that have been donated to an institution. These funds are typically used in financial investments to yield additional income.
  • General Educational Development (Ged)
  • Tests that certify the taker has high school-level academic skills.
  • Massive Open Online Course (Mooc)
  • An online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the internet.
  • Title Iv Programs
  • Programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act that are the major source of federal student aid. They include loans, grants and federal work-study programs.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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