Figure 5 - UK domiciled full-time undergraduate alternative provider student enrolments on designated courses by participation characteristics 2015/16 to 2017/18
Figure 5 - UK domiciled full-time undergraduate alternative provider student enrolments on designated courses by participation characteristics
Academic years 2015/16 to 2017/18
When viewing percentages in this table, please note that percentage calculations exclude unknown values.
POLAR low participation data has not been produced for APs in Scotland, to align with the HESA Performance Indicators. As such, low participation figures for all countries in a given year, will not sum to totals represented at the bottom of the table.
'Low participation neighbourhood' in this table is equivalent to quintile one of the POLAR classification.
Type of data
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting information on higher education since the 1994/95 academic year.
Data on students at Alternative HE providers is taken from the HESA AP Student record, which universities, colleges and other higher education providers return to HESA on an annual basis. We have been collecting data on students at alternative providers since the 2014/15 academic year. The AP Student record collects a wide range of information, including data about students' personal characteristics, courses and modules of study, and qualifications achieved.
We provide data and analysis on students to a wide variety of customers, including:
- Universities (via our Heidi Plus analytics tool)
- Academic and commercial researchers
- Students and potential students
- Policy makers.
Our data is used to regulate the sector, inform policy making, advance understanding of social and economic trends, support student decision making, and enhance public understanding of - and confidence in - the higher education sector.
Rounding and suppression strategy
We implement a rounding and suppression strategy in published and released tabulations designed to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest multiple of 5 and suppressing percentages and averages based on small populations.
We publish annual statistical bulletins about students in higher education.
Our HE Student Data pages collect together many of the tables we publish on students in higher education.