Rankings Approach

The Overall Efficiency Rankings on the front page are an amalgam of the rankings in seven “Key Indicator” areas, all of which are based on the latest year of published data (2018-19). These rankings favour universities that prioritize instruction and student support,...

Income

General Operating (G.O.) Income funds most of the key functions supporting the operation of the institution, as well as the teaching area – Instruction & Non-Sponsored Research (Instruction). It represents around 60% of total income at the average Top 25...

Resource Allocation

The General Operating (G.O.) budget accounts for almost 60% of total expenditure at the average Top 25 university. In 2019 this budget ranged from $374 million at the smallest Top 25 school to over $2.2 billion at the largest. Almost three-quarters is spent on staff....

Staff Budget Deployment

The average Top 25 university spends almost three-quarters of its total General Operating budget on staff costs – $548 million at the average Top 25 university in 2019. There are four categories of staff cost: Academic salaries – Academic ranks: This...

Operational Support Costs

Three General Operating functions provide operational support to the entire university – Central Administration, Computing & Communications, and Physical Plant. They are vital functions, and the university could not operate without them, but they are not...