Increased costs per study credit
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Increased costs per study credit

The new StatRes figures show that the operating expenditures per 60-credit point unit increased by 16 per cent from 2004 to 2007.

The costs of producing 60 credit points at the public-owned educational institutions in 2007 are estimated to be about NOK 197 600. In 2004, the operating expenditures per 60-credit point unit were NOK 170 600. The cost increased by NOK 27 000.

16 per cent increase in operating expenditures

In 2007, around NOK 23.75 billion was spent on public-owned educational institutions. This is about NOK 3.34 billion more and is a 16.4 per cent increase compared to 2004. Figures also show that the compensation of employees rose by NOK 2.37 billion. This is an increase of 18.4 per cent.

3 000 less students in public-owned higher educational institutions

In 2004, around 180 900 students studied at public-owned universities and colleges. In 2007, this figure was 177 900. At universities the total reduction was 5 200 students. All universities experienced a reduction in the number of students, except the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. This university had a slight increase of 200 students.

9 per cent increase in contracted man-years adjusted for long-term leave

In the period from 2004 to 2007, there was an increase in contracted man-years adjusted for long-term leave in the public-owned universities and colleges from around 26 300 to 28 600. This is a nine per cent increase. The increase was three per cent for the last year.