Overview of academic year 2011/12
The HESA publication Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2011/12 is published today. This National Statistics publication gives a statistical overview of higher education in the 2011/12 academic year including data from HESA and other statistics producers. Commentary, summary tables and charts are provided in the online introduction.
Details from the 2011/12 introduction tables include:
589,350 UK domicile UCAS applicants and 431,235 acceptances. Table A
2,496,645 HE students at HE institutions, plus 180,390 HE students at FE colleges. Table B
56% of HE students are female. Table C
42% of students studied science subjects. The most popular subject area was business & administrative studies. Table D
787,205 HE qualifications were awarded, of which 50% were first degrees and 34% postgraduate. Table E
75% of leavers were employed six months after leaving and 21% were in further study. 7% were doing both. Table F
Medicine and dentistry graduates had the lowest rates of unemployment after leaving. Computer science graduates had the highest. Table G
378,250 staff were employed in HEIs on 1 December 2011. 181,385 (48%) were academic staff. Table H
45% of academic staff were female. 36% were employed on fixed-term contracts. Table I
UK HEIs had a total income of £28 billion of which 35% came from tuition fees. Table J
The Student Loans Company lent £3 billion in tuition fee loans. Table K
Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2011/12 is a National Statistics publication including data from HESA and other statistics producers covering all aspects of Higher Education in the UK.
The 39 main tables include
Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2011/12 is available as a printed book or an electronic download. Both formats can be ordered online from www.hesa.ac.uk/pubs/heuk.
A full introduction including commentary, summary tables and charts, is provided online. The introduction provides an overview of the key trends in higher education over the last five years.
HESA Press Officer