The private centres which provide regulated teaching in Catalonia produced services valued at 2,854 million euros during the 2014-15 academic year, according to provisional data from the Statistics on Financing and Expenditure of Private Education. This figure represents a 9.7% increase with respect to the 2009-10 academic year. The public administration contributed 41% of the resources: 6% in the case of nursery schools, 11% for university centres and 50% for non-university centres.
The main income items had contrasting performances: the fees paid by students (1,567 million euros) increased by 24.2% in comparison with the 2009-2010 academic year, while income from subsidised education and public transfers (1,181 million euros) fell by 2.4%.
Current expenditure stood at 2,686 million euros, a figure representing an increase of 10.2% compared to five years earlier.
The gross operating result stood at 168 million euros for all regulated private education. This figure, which accounts for 5.9% of the total income, lies just below that for the 2009-2010 academic year (6.3%). This is not the case for nursery schools, in which this figure fell from 9.5% five years earlier to 2.9% in the 2014-2015 academic year. With regard to non-university education, the percentage remained stable at 5.4%, while it fell from 10.3% to 8.8% in university education.
The fees (for educational services and complementary services) paid by the students of subsidised centres stood, on average, at 2,035 euros per student; in contrast, in the case of non-subsidised centres, the fees totalled 6,328 euros per student.
The Statistics on Financing and Expenditure of Private Education (EFDE), which are carried out every 5 years, gather information on the economically relevant aspects of the regulated and private education centres teaching early childhood, primary, secondary and university levels in Catalonia. Idescat provides information on basic results, expenditure, financing, the structure of the sector and, finally, a set of different indicators.