Educational institutions; Finances


This table contains information on the finances of government-funded institutions in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Primary education comprises of primary general education, primary special education (SBO) and primary special-needs education (SO). Secondary education constitutes secondary general education, secondary vocational education (MBO) and adult education. Tertiary education encompasses higher professional education (HBO) and university education (WO).
All educational institutions are funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as of 2018. Educational institutions that provided agricultural education were funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs until 2018. Educational institutions are legally obligated to annually submit their financial statements before the 1st of July to the Education Executive Agency (DUO) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The data from the financial statements is subsequently processed by DUO and transmitted to Statistics Netherlands.
Financial information regarding primary educational institutions is available from 2006 onwards, as a result of the introduction of lump sum funding in the same year, which legally obligated these institutions to provide their financial information to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The finances for the educational institutions in the secondary and tertiary education are available since 1998. Financial information related to special-needs educational institutions is available separately and concerns the educational institutions with school boards solely overseeing special-needs education in both primary and secondary education. Please note that the educational institutions of Caribbean Netherlands are included in the table from 2010 onwards, due to the islands of Caribbean Netherlands becoming part of the Netherlands as of October 2010.

Data available from: 1998.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1998-2017 are definite. The figures for 2018 are provisional.

Changes as of 14 February 2020:
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
The figures will not be updated. The financial data from the financial statements of all government-funded educational institutions in the Netherlands is annually published by the Education Executive Agency (DUO) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Financial data is available per school board and can be found on the website of the Education Executive Agency (DUO), listed under paragraph 3.

Educational institutions; Finances

Education sectors Periods Statement of income and expensesIncomeOperating income (million euros) Statement of income and expensesIncomeGrants from the State (million euros) Statement of income and expensesIncomeOther governmental grants (million euros) Statement of income and expensesIncomeTuition and exam fees (million euros) Statement of income and expensesIncomeIncome from contracts with third parties (million euros) Statement of income and expensesIncomeOther income (million euros) Statement of income and expensesCostsOperating costs (million euros) Statement of income and expensesCostsPersonnel costs (million euros) Statement of income and expensesCostsDepreciation (million euros) Statement of income and expensesCostsHousing costs (million euros) CostsOther costsTotal other costs (million euros) Statement of income and expensesOperating result (1) (million euros) Balance sheetAssetsTotal assets (million euros) AssetsFixed assetsTotal fixed assets (million euros) AssetsCurrent assetsTotal current assets (million euros) Balance sheetLiabilities and equityTotal liabilities and equity (million euros) Balance sheetLiabilities and equityEquity (million euros) Balance sheetLiabilities and equityProvisions (million euros) Balance sheetLiabilities and equityLong-term debt (million euros) Balance sheetLiabilities and equityShort-term debt (million euros) Investments (gross)Total investments (gross) (million euros) Performance indicatorsSolvency ratio (%) Performance indicatorsCurrent ratio (%) Performance indicatorsProfit margin (%)
Total government-funded education 2018* 36,974.6 30,603.2 638.3 1,640.5 2,325.9 1,766.7 36,478.5 27,918.4 1,565.2 2,397.7 4,597.2 496.1 26,970.2 15,554.7 11,415.5 26,970.7 13,824.1 2,586.6 3,210.3 7,349.7 1,776.8 51.3 155.3 1.0
Primary government-funded education 2018* 10,933.9 10,192.4 332.2 0.0 9.0 400.3 10,920.6 8,926.1 262.3 755.5 976.7 13.3 5,432.0 1,831.4 3,600.6 5,431.9 3,257.4 730.7 121.0 1,322.8 341.3 60.0 272.2 0.1
Secondary government-funded education 2018* 14,297.4 13,129.6 252.1 71.6 193.3 650.8 14,050.2 10,858.7 612.6 900.4 1,678.5 247.2 10,015.1 6,219.2 3,795.9 10,015.3 5,061.3 1,099.3 1,558.5 2,296.2 684.3 50.5 165.3 1.4
Secondary general education 2018* 9,180.1 8,507.2 160.2 15.3 36.7 460.7 9,055.7 7,118.6 312.0 564.9 1,060.2 124.4 5,204.0 2,666.6 2,537.4 5,204.2 2,446.2 768.1 629.4 1,360.5 371.7 47.0 186.5 1.2
Senior sec. voc. and adult educ. 2018* 5,117.3 4,622.4 91.9 56.3 156.6 190.1 4,994.5 3,740.1 300.6 335.5 618.3 122.8 4,811.1 3,552.6 1,258.5 4,811.1 2,615.1 331.2 929.1 935.7 312.6 54.4 134.5 1.7
Tertiary government-funded education 2018* 11,743.3 7,281.2 54.0 1,568.9 2,123.6 715.6 11,507.7 8,133.6 690.3 741.8 1,942.0 235.6 11,523.1 7,504.1 4,019.0 11,523.5 5,505.4 756.6 1,530.8 3,730.7 751.2 47.8 107.7 1.4
Higher professional education 2018* 4,455.6 3,160.2 53.3 877.8 198.8 165.5 4,317.5 3,308.6 245.8 230.4 532.7 138.1 3,865.5 2,583.0 1,282.5 3,865.7 1,744.6 271.6 768.6 1,080.9 292.8 45.1 118.7 2.5
University education 2018* 7,287.7 4,121.0 0.7 691.1 1,924.8 550.1 7,190.2 4,825.0 444.5 511.4 1,409.3 97.5 7,657.6 4,921.1 2,736.5 7,657.8 3,760.8 485.0 762.2 2,649.8 458.4 49.1 103.3 0.8
Special needs education 2018* 1,886.4 1,609.2 192.2 0.0 14.3 70.7 1,878.1 1,518.8 36.9 96.9 225.5 8.3 1,014.8 272.7 742.1 1,014.7 612.2 93.2 61.8 247.5 39.2 60.3 299.8 0.4
Source: CBS.
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