HC Deb 20 December 1983 vol 51 c105W
29. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the average cost of educating an undergraduate student at (a) a university and (b) a polytechnic.

Mr. Brooke

The net institutional average annual recurrent cost per student in 1981–82, the last year for which firm figures are available, is estimated as follows, excluding fee income:

£ cash
Polytechnics—England (financial year) 3,120
Universities—Great Britain (academic year) 4,400

It is not possible to identify the average cost of undergraduate students separately.