Figure 1a - First year higher education (HE) student enrolments (including on alternative provider designated courses) by level of study 2009/10 to 2018/19
- Title: First year higher education (HE) student enrolments (including on alternative provider designated courses) by level of study
- Reference ID: SB255 Figure 1a
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2009/10 to 2018/19
- Data source: HESA
- Sourced from: Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2018/19
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/sb255/figure-1a
- Data file canonical link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/sb255/figure-1a.csv
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
- Disclaimer: Please note that this data includes rounded totals. Caution must be taken when importing into a pivot table so as not to double count.
- 2009/10 total: 1,185,260
- 2010/11 total: 1,145,435
- 2011/12 total: 1,117,335
- 2012/13 total: 972,255
- 2013/14 total: 995,850
- 2014/15 total: 1,010,430
- 2015/16 total: 1,018,950
- 2016/17 total: 1,044,420
- 2017/18 total: 1,064,410
- 2018/19 total: 1,086,715
- Last updated: 29 January 2020
Figure 1a - First year higher education (HE) student enrolments (including on alternative provider designated courses) by level of study
Academic years 2009/10 to 2018/19
Figure 1a includes both higher education institutes (HEIs) and alternative providers (APs). It is important to note that AP data is only included from 2015/16. Data prior to 2015/16 applies to HEIs only. Figure 1 is an equivalent version containing HEI data only and was published on 16 January 2020. This has been archived for reference.
Type of data
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting higher education information since the 1994/95 academic year.
Student data is primarily taken from the HESA Student record, which universities, colleges and other higher education providers return to HESA on an annual basis. The Student record collects a wide range of information, including data about students' personal characteristics, courses and modules of study, and qualifications achieved. Data on students pursuing teacher training qualifications is taken from the Initial Teacher Training record, while data on students studying wholly overseas is taken from the Aggregate offshore record.
We provide data and analysis on students to a wide variety of customers, including:
- Universities (via the 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 all of the tables we publish on students in higher education.