Figure 4a - Alternative provider student enrolments on designated courses by personal characteristics 2015/16 to 2018/19
- Title: Alternative provider student enrolments on designated courses by sex, age group, disability status, ethnicity, first year marker, mode of study and level of study
- Reference ID: SB255 Figure 4a
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2015/16 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-4a
- Data file canonical link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/sb255/figure-4a.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.
- 2015/16 total: 52,755
- 2016/17 total: 58,735
- 2017/18 total: 71,050
- 2018/19 total: 71,390
- Last updated: 29 January 2020
Figure 4a - Alternative provider student enrolments on designated courses by personal characteristics
Academic years 2015/16 to 2018/19
Please note that breakdowns by sex, age group and disability status include the total number of students on designated courses. Breakdowns by ethnicity include the total number of UK domiciled students on designated courses.
When viewing percentages in this table, please note that percentage calculations exclude unknown values.
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 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 many of the tables we publish on students in higher education.