Income for Israel's institutions of higher learning grew 2.2
percent last year to $2.068 billion according to a recent
report. A ranking of the country's top twenty institutions by
Dunn & Bradstreet shows the Hebrew University continues to
lead with $458 million, followed by the University of Tel
Aviv with $378 million. In third place is the University of
Be'er Sheva with $270 million.
Income from tuition rose by 5.1 percent to $409.9 million.
Government funding increased 0.5 percent to $933 million and
income from other sources grew by 3.4 percent to $604.4
million. The number of students increased by 2.8 percent to
202,000 and the number of permanent staff workers decreased
by 1.5 percent to 6,891.
Less than one-tenth of the Hebrew University's income derives
from tuition payments, while the University of Tel Aviv
posted the largest amount of income from tuition--$67.4
Of the 202,000 university-level students nationwide, 53,000
attended universities and 68,000 attended colleges.
The Hebrew University also leads the ranking for 2004,
followed by the University of Tel Aviv. In last place is the
Ort Brauda College.
The ranking includes the following parameters: total income,
tuition, government funding, other sources of income, the
number of students, the number of permanent staff workers and
the number of degrees the university awards.
The largest enrollment is at the Open University with 38,400
students, followed by the University of Tel Aviv with 27,500
students, the Hebrew University with 24,000 students and the
University of Be'er Sheva with 16,500 students.
At the top five institutions--the Hebrew University, the
University of Tel Aviv, Ben-Gurion University, the Technion
and Bar-Ilan University--government funding represents more
than 50 percent of total income.