Jesus College, Oxford

Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW
Telephone (01865) 279700

Financial Challenges

Jesus College continues to perform in the top third of Oxford Colleges but, as with many other institutions, faces many financial challenges:

  • Our students, no longer supported to the same level by government grants, are increasingly in need of help from the College to be able to participate fully in the Oxford experience. Indeed, from 2012, a £9,000 per annum tuition fee has been introduced.
  • Government funding for teaching is being cut by 80% over the next four years with no funding for the humanities or social sciences.
  • The cost of operating the tutorial system, which is such a fundamental part of the Oxford education, remains high. The College subsidises each UK/EU undergraduate by between £4,500 and £5,000 per year.
  • The cost of preserving the College's architectural heritage as a safe and comfortable place to live and study costs approximately £1million a year.
  • The College relies heavily on its endowment income. This income has fallen in the last two years because of the impact of the economic climate on its investments.
  • We must increasingly compete for students and Fellows with much better funded universities around the world.

The College therefore relies heavily on the support of Old Members and others.