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Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2015/16

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.

This volume is published in a number of releases produced over the year. Tables including data collected by HESA are published as open data, and are accompanied by an introduction providing an overview of the sector. Read the introduction.

Student and qualifiers data

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  • Table A - HE students by level of study, mode of study and HE provider type 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • Table B - HE students at HE provider by level of study, mode of study, domicile and sex
  • Table C -  HE students by subject area and level of study
  • Table D - HE qualifiers by level of qualification obtained and class of first degree 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • Table 1 - HE students in the UK by mode of study and level of study
  • Table 2 - All students by HE provider, domicile, level of study and mode of study
  • Table 3 - HE students by location of HE provider, domicile, mode of study and level of study
  • Table 4a -  First year HE students by mode of study, age group, sex, location of HE provider and level of study
  • Table 4b - All HE students by mode of study, age group, sex, location of HE provider and level of study
  • Table 5 - All HE students by location of HE provider, level of study, mode of study and subject area
  • Table 6 - First year undergraduate students by mode of study, domicile, location of HE provider and sex
  • Table 7 - First year first degree students by location of HE provider, mode of study and highest qualification on entry
  • Table 8 - UK domiciled HE students by level of study, major source of tuition fees and country of domicile
  • Table 9 - UK domiciled first degree and PGCE Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students by year of study, qualification obtained, domicile, location of HE provider and sex
  • Table 10 - Qualifications obtained by location of HE provider, subject area, level of qualification obtained and class of first degree
  • Table 11a - Students studying wholly overseas by location of HE provider, type of activity and level of provision
  • Table 11b - Students studying wholly overseas by region of provision, level of provision and location of HE provider

Staff data

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  • Table G - All staff (excluding atypical) by academic employment marker and mode of employment 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • Table H - Academic staff (excluding atypical) at HE providers by terms of employment, mode of employment, academic employment function and sex
  • Table 14 - All staff (excluding atypical) by activity, source of basic salary, academic employment function, salary range, sex, location of HE provider and mode of employment
  • Table 15 - Academic atypical staff by location of HE provider, sex and activity

SLC and OECD data

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SLC and OECD data remains under copyright of the respective organisations.

  • Table 18a - Total number and amount awarded for student support applicants domiciled in England 2011/12-2015/16
  • Table 18b - Maintenance loans paid to full-time students domiciled in England (final) 2010/11-2014/15
  • Table 18c - Maintenance loan take up by the estimated full-time eligible population domiciled in England 2011/12-2015/16
  • Table 18d - Total number and amount awarded to applicants domiciled in Wales for student support, and EU domiciled applicants studying in Wales awarded tuition fee support 2013/14-2015/16
  • Table 18e -  Maintenance loans paid to students domiciled in Wales (final) 2013/14-2015/16
  • Table 18f - Maintenance loan take up by the estimated eligible population domiciled in Wales 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 18g - Total number and amount awarded to Northern Ireland domiciled applicants for student support 2013/14-2015/16
  • Table 18h - Maintenance loans paid to Northern Ireland domiciled students (final) 2013/14-2015/16
  • Table 18i - Maintenance loan take up by the estimated eligible population domiciled in Northern Ireland 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 19 - Higher education: participation and graduation rates 2014

Finance data

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  • Table I - Income and expenditure of HE providers 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • Table J - Income of HEPs from full-time undergraduate HE course fees (Home and other EU domicile only) 2015/16
  • Table K - Student loans borrowed 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • Table 16 - Income of UK HE providers by source of income and location of HE provider
  • Table 17 - Expenditure by type of expenditure and location of HE provider

ONS data

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  • Table 20a - Percentage of UK population in employment with higher education qualifications by age and sex over time
  • Table 20b - Percentage of UK population in employment with postgraduate qualifications by age and sex over time

Destinations data

  • Table E - Destinations of leavers by activity and level of qualification obtained
  • Table F - Destinations of full-time first degree leavers by subject area and activity
  • Table 12a - Destinations of leavers who obtained HE qualifications through full-time study by level of qualification obtained, sex, age on completion, activity, location of employment and employment basis
  • Table 12b - Destinations of leavers who obtained HE qualifications through part-time study by level of qualification obtained, sex, age on completion, activity, location of employment and employment basis
  • Table 12c - Destinations of leavers who obtained first degrees by mode of study, subject area, activity, location of employment and employment basis
  • Table 13 - Leavers who obtained first degrees and entered employment in the UK by mode of study, subject area and Standard Occupational Classification