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Publications

Our publications provide detailed data and analysis about the activities of universities, colleges and specialist providers of higher education (HE) in the UK.

We have been publishing HE information since 1994 and many of our historical publications are now freely available on this page under a Creative Commons licence. Our paid for publications can also be purchased via the links below.

If you have any queries about out publications, please get in touch.

Students in Higher Education

This product contains detailed analysis of the student dataset that we collect. This includes breakdowns by subject of study, level of study, mode of study, age, sex, ethnicity, disability, domicile and much more. There are also tables providing a comprehensive look at the qualifications obtained by students at all levels.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2014/15 £61.50 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £60 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10 Introduction Download
2008/09 Introduction Download
2007/08 Introduction Download
2006/07 Introduction Download
2005/06 Introduction Download
2004/05 Introduction Download
2003/04 Introduction Download
2002/03 Introduction Download
2001/02 Introduction Download
2000/01 Introduction Download
1999/00   Download
1998/99   Download
1997/98   Download
1996/97   Download
1995/96   Download
1994/95   Download
Staff in Higher Education

Staff in Higher Education concentrates on academic and non-academic staff data from UK higher education providers.

Staff data includes information on sex, ethnicity, disability, employment terms, age and much more. Many of the tables are broken down by higher education provider. Data also looks at the highest qualification held and nationality of staff.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2014/15 £51 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £50 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £45 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £45 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £45 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10 Introduction Download
2008/09 Introduction Download
2007/08 Introduction Download
2006/07 Introduction Download
2005/06 Introduction Download
2004/05 Introduction Download
2003/04 Introduction Download
2002/03 Introduction Download
2001/02 Introduction Download
2000/01 Introduction Download
1999/00   Download
1998/99   Download
1997/98   Download
1996/97   Download
1995/96   Download
1994/95   Download
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

Provides information on the activities of students after they have left a higher education provider.

Data is collected through a survey carried out approximately six months after students leave. The publication includes information about what the leaver is doing - whether studying, working or both. Where a leaver is in employment, it records the type of industry, sector, occupation type and location.

Much of the data is also linked to data from our Student record. This allows analysis of destinations by students’ attributes such as sex, subject of study and qualification obtained.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2014/15 £61.50 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £60 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £55 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10 Introduction Download
2008/09 Introduction Download
2007/08 Introduction Download
2006/07 Introduction Download
2005/06 Introduction Download
2004/05 Introduction Download
2003/04 Introduction Download
2002/03 Introduction Download
2001/02 Introduction Download
2000/01 Introduction Download
1999/00   Download
1998/99   Download
1997/98   Download
1996/97   Download
1995/96   Download
1994/95   Download
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey

Longitudinal Destinations data provides a rich insight into the employment and study patterns of leavers three and a half years into their careers.

The publication includes data about leavers' activities and their satisfaction with their careers to date.

Data is linked to our Student record and early Destinations survey (DLHE). This allows analysis of activities by attributes such as sex, subject of study and qualification obtained and by activity reported in the DLHE survey.

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2010/11 Introduction Download
2008/09 Introduction Download
2006/07 Introduction Download
2004/05   Download
2002/03   Download
Higher Education Statistics for the UK

Higher Education Statistics for the UK serves as a quick reference guide to high-level data on all aspects of higher education in the UK.

The product is published in conjunction with the Government Statistical Service and is a National Statistics product. A wide variety of data is presented from all of our data streams and other organisations' streams. Much of this data is shown at sector level.

Data from the Student Loans Company on student support provision and information on participation and graduate rates for 30 countries sourced from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and data from the Labour Force Survey are included.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2014/15 £41 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £40 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £38 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £38 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £38 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10 Introduction Download
2008/09   Download
2007/08   Download
2006/07   Download
2005/06   Download
2004/05   Download
2003/04   Download
2002/03   Download
2001/02   Download
2000/01   Download
1999/00   Download
1998/99   Download
1997/98   Download
1996/97   Download
1995/96   Download
1994/95   Download
Finances of Higher Education Providers

Finances of Higher Education Providers contains a subset of the finance data returned. It focuses on income and expenditure figures with breakdowns by source and category of spending.

The tables can be used to examine income from funding council grants, tuition fees & education grants, research grants & contracts and endowment & investment income. 

Details on how much higher education providers spend on academic staff costs and the cost of depreciation are also included. Many of these tables are also cross-tabulated by cost centre and HE provider.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Introduction (free to read) Details and purchase
2014/15 £41 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £40 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £35 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £35 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £35 20% Introduction Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10 Introduction Download
2008/09 Introduction Download
2007/08 Introduction Download
2006/07 Introduction Download
2005/06 Introduction Download
2004/05 Introduction Download
2003/04 Introduction Download
2002/03 Introduction Download
2001/02 Introduction Download
2000/01 Introduction Download
1999/00   Download
1998/99   Download
1997/98   Download
1996/97   Download
1995/96   Download
1994/95   Download
HE Business and Community Interaction

Higher education providers are embedded in the economy and communities of the UK.

This publication provides a detailed picture of interactions between UK higher education providers and businesses and the wider community. Such interactions include spin offs and start-up companies, intellectual property, consultancy, CPD, public engagement, and more.

Higher education providers whose data is included within this product will qualify for a discounted 'HE provider price'.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Details and purchase
2014/15 £256.50 20% Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £225 20% Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £225 20% Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £225 20% Find out more and purchase

Free publications available to download

Year Introduction Free download
2009/10   Download
2008/09 (part of Resources publication) Introduction Download
Estates Management

Environmental Information for UK higher education providers is collected as part of the Estates Management record. We undertook this data collection for the first time in 2009/10.

This free table includes information on providers' grounds and buildings, water and energy usage, waste management, transport and other environmental measurements

Free publications available to download

Year Details and purchase
2014/15 Download
2013/14 Download
2012/13 Download
2011/12 Download
2010/11 Download
2009/10 Download
2008/09 (data collected by IPD and supplied by HEFCE) Download
HE Finance Plus

Finance Plus contains the full finance statistics return for UK higher education providers.

Data includes detailed income and expenditure analysis and balance sheet information. The most recent editions include financial profile ratios.

Higher education providers whose data is included within this product will qualify for a discounted 'HE provider price'.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Details and purchase
2014/15 £333 20% Find out more and purchase
2013/14 £325 20% Find out more and purchase
2012/13 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2011/12 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2010/11 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2009/10 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2008/09 £280 20% Find out more and purchase
2007/08 £280 20% Find out more and purchase
2006/07 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2005/06 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2004/05 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2003/04 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2002/03 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2001/02 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2000/01 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1999/00 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1998/99 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1997/98 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1996/97 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1995/96 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
HE Planning Plus

HE Planning Plus contains data relating to students, academic staff and finance. Data includes student numbers by subject, level of study and age, and academic staff by cost centre and academic employment function.

This product is only available for HE provider planning and research purposes.

Terms and Conditions of Use

You are able to purchase Planning Plus online, subject to you agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Use which will appear when you proceed to checkout.

Higher education providers whose data is included within this product will qualify for a discounted 'HE provider price'.

Data available to purchase

Year Price VAT Details and purchase
2016 £333 20% Find out more and purchase
2015 £325 20% Find out more and purchase
2014 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2013 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2012 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2011 £295 20% Find out more and purchase
2010 £280 20% Find out more and purchase
2009 £280 20% Find out more and purchase
2008 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2007 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2006 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2005 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2004 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2003 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2002 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2001 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
2000 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1999 £250 20% Find out more and purchase
1998 £250 20% Find out more and purchase