Financial benchmarking tool for colleges

A tool to help colleges compare their financial performance with others in the sector.



Users can filter the benchmark population based on certain criteria. The tool provides a number of benchmarking reports, trend analysis and access to the underlying datasets.

This version of the tool includes data submitted in colleges’ 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 finance records. We published an updated edition with improved data accuracy on 8 January 2019.

Users should refer to the financial reporting requirements set out in the college accounts direction.

Published 10 April 2017
Last updated 8 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the college financial benchmarking tool with improved data accuracy.
  2. Page updated for 2017 to 2018.
  3. First published.