Student’s in Higher Education Data

This week HESA published a range of data on students in higher education.

Headline data revealed:

  • Nearly 130,000 out of 760,000 students in 2016-17 qualified in the subject areas of business and administrative studies.
  • Overall, there was 8% year-on-year growth in postgraduate numbers – 39% of postgraduate entrants were non-UK domicile students, three-fifths were female, and one-third studying part-time.
  • 3 million female students were enrolled in UK higher education (2016-17), compared to 1 million men.
  • There was a further year-on-year decline in the number of people over 30s studying.
  • There was an increase in the numbers of students with declared disabilities.
  • UK-wide, there were 20,000 fewer part-time students.

The full range of data is available on the HESA website. Further data on students at alternative providers will be released on the 15 February 2018.

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