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Detailed information about higher education students and graduates can be found in our publications. For earlier years, see the Publications homepage.

Students in Higher Education 2015/16 (pre-order)

Release date 9 February 2017. This product is now available for pre-order.

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.

  • Table A: HE students by level of study and mode of study
  • Table B: HE students by mode of study, sex and domicile
  • Table C: Postgraduate students by level of study, mode of study, sex and domicile
  • Table D: Undergraduate students by level of study, mode of study, sex and domicile
  • Table E: Percentage of HE students by subject area, level of study and mode of study
  • Table F: Percentage of HE students by subject area, mode of study, sex and domicile
  • Table G: Percentage of first year UK domiciled postgraduate students by age and mode of study
  • Table H: Percentage of first year UK domiciled undergraduate students by age, level of study and mode of study
  • Table I: Percentage of first year UK domiciled ethnic minority HE students by level of study and mode of study
  • Table J: UK domiciled undergraduate students of known ethnicity by subject area and ethnicity
  • Table K: HE qualifications obtained by mode of study, domicile and level of qualification
  • Table L: First degree qualifiers by mode of qualification obtained, domicile, sex and class of first degree
  • Table M: First degree qualifiers in non-clinical subject areas awarded first or upper second class honours as a percentage of classified degrees
  • Table N: Full-time UK domiciled undergraduate students by level of study, region of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table O: HE students studying wholly overseas by region of provision, type of activity and level of provision
  • Table P: HE students studying wholly overseas by location (top 20 countries) and level of provision
  • Table 1: HE students by HE provider, level of study, mode of study and domicile
  • Table 2: HE students FTE by HE provider and level of study
  • Table 3: HE students by HE provider, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4a: Full-time postgraduate students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4b: Full-time first degree students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4c: Full-time other undergraduate students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4d: Part-time postgraduate students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4e: Part-time first degree students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4f: Part-time other undergraduate students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 4g: HE students by subject of study, sex, age group, disability status and ethnicity
  • Table 5a: Full-time HE students by subject of study, level of study, domicile and sex
  • Table 5b: Part-time HE students by subject of study, level of study, domicile and sex
  • Table 6: First year UK domiciled HE students by subject of study, mode of study, level of study and highest qualification on entry
  • Table 7a: Full-time postgraduate UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7b: Full-time first degree UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7c: Full-time other undergraduate UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7d: Part-time postgraduate UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7e: Part-time first degree UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7f: Part-time other undergraduate UK domiciled students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 7g: UK domiciled HE students by county/unitary authority of domicile and region of HE provider
  • Table 8: Non-UK domiciled HE students by country of domicile, location of HE provider and level of study
  • Table 9: Undergraduate sandwich course students by subject of study, level of study and sex
  • Table 10a: Full-time postgraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10b: Full-time first degree students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10c: Full-time other undergraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10d: Part-time postgraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10e: Part-time first degree students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10f: Part-time other undergraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10g: Postgraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10h: First degree students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10i: Other undergraduate students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 10j: HE students by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 11a: HE students by HE provider, mode of study, level of study and domicile
  • Table 11b: First year HE students by HE provider, mode of study, level of study and domicile
  • Table 12: HE students by HE provider, first year identifier, level of study, mode of study and sex
  • Table 13: UK domiciled HE students by level of study, sex, mode of study, first year identifier and ethnicity
  • Table 14: First year UK domiciled HE students by level of study, sex, mode of study and disability
  • Table 15: HE qualifications obtained by HE provider, level of qualification and class of first degree
  • Table 16: HE qualifications obtained by subject of study, level of qualification and class of first degree
  • Table 17: HE qualifications obtained by location of HE provider, mode of qualification obtained, domicile, sex, level of qualification and class of first degree
  • Table 18a: Higher degree (research) qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 18b: Higher degree (taught) qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 18c: Other postgraduate qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 18d: First degree qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 18e: Other undergraduate qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 18f: HE qualifiers by HE provider and subject of study
  • Table 19: Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students and qualifiers by HE provider, level of study and mode of study
  • Table 20: HE students studying wholly overseas by HE provider, region of provision and level of provision
  • Table 21: HE students studying wholly overseas by HE provider and type of activity
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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16 (pre-order)

Release date July 2017. This product is now available for pre-order.

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.

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UK Performance Indicators 2014/15: Widening participation

Release date: 4 February 2016

Our widening participation Performance Indicators explore the extent of specific groups' participation in higher education. Tables document the percentage of students:

  • From state schools or colleges
  • From specified socio-economic classes
  • From low-participation neighbourhoods
  • In receipt of DSA.

Tables included:

  • Table T1a - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled young full-time first degree entrants 2014/15
  • Table T1b - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled young full-time undergraduate entrants 2014/15
  • Table T1c - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled young full-time other undergraduate entrants 2014/15
  • Table T2a - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled mature full-time undergraduate entrants 2014/15
  • Table T2b - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled part-time undergraduate entrants 2014/15
  • Table T2c - Participation of under-represented groups in higher education: UK domiciled mature full-time other undergraduate entrants 2014/15
  • Table T7 - Participation of UK domiciled students in higher education who are in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA): all undergraduates 2014/15
  • Table SD1 - Percentage of UK domiciled full-time first degree student students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) by subject and entry qualifications 2014/15
  • Table SP1: Percentage of UK domiciled young full-time first degree entrants from under-represented groups by Government Office region of domicile 2014/15
  • Table SP2 - UK domiciled young entrants to full-time first degree courses by subject and entry qualifications 2014/15
  • Table SP3 - UK domiciled mature entrants to full-time first degree courses by subject and entry qualifications 2014/15
  • Table SP4 - Percentage of UK domiciled young entrants to full-time first degree courses from state schools by subject and entry qualification 2014/15
  • Table SP5 - Percentage of UK domiciled young entrants to full-time first degree courses from NS-SEC Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 by subject and entry qualification 2014/15
  • Table SP6 - Percentage of UK domiciled young entrants to full-time first degree courses from POLAR3 low participation neighbourhoods by subject and entry qualification 2014/15
  • Table SP7 - Percentage of UK domiciled mature entrants to full-time first degree courses from POLAR3 low participation neighbourhoods by subject and entry qualification 2014/15
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UK Performance Indicators 2014/15: Non-continuation rates

Release date: 23 March 2016

Our non-continuation Performance Indicators investigate student outcomes. 

Tables included:

  • Table T3a - Non-continuation following year of entry: UK domiciled full-time first degree entrants 2013/14
  • Table T3b - Non-continuation following year of entry: UK domiciled young full-time first degree entrants 2013/14
  • Table T3c - Non-continuation following year of entry: UK domiciled mature full-time first degree entrants 2013/14
  • Table T3d - Non-continuation following year of entry: UK domiciled full-time other undergraduate entrants 2013/14
  • Table T3e - Non-continuation two years following year of entry: UK domiciled part-time first degree entrants 2012/13
  • Table T4a - Resumption of study in 2014/15, after year out of HE in 2013/14: UK domiciled full-time first degree entrants 2012/13
  • Table T4b - Resumption of study in 2014/15, after year out of HE in 2013/14: UK domiciled full-time other undergraduate entrants 2012/13
  • Table T5 - Projected learning outcomes: UK domiciled full-time students starting first degree courses 2013/14
  • Table SN1 - Percentage of UK domiciled young entrants to full-time first degree courses in 2013/14 who are no longer in HE in 2014/15
  • Table SN2 - Percentage of UK domiciled mature entrants to full-time first degree courses in 2013/14 who are no longer in HE in 2015/16
  • Table SN3 - Percentage of all UK domiciled entrants to full-time other undergraduate courses in 2013/14 who are no longer in HE in 2014/15
  • Table SN4 - All HE providers transition matrix for sector 2013/14
  • Table SN5 - Percentage of UK domiciled starters on full-time first degree programmes by start year of programme and academic year
  • Table SN6 - Sector projected learning outcomes: UK domiciled full-time students starting first degree courses by academic year.
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UK Performance Indicators 2014/15: Employment of leavers

Release date: 7 July 2016

Our employment of leavers Performance Indicators gather information about graduates who say they are working or studying (or both) six months after completing their studies.

Tables included:

  • Table E1a - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining first degrees from full-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1b - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining first degree qualifications from part-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1c - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining other undergraduate qualifications from full-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1d - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining other undergraduate qualifications from part-time courses 2014/15
  • Table SE1 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and subject of study 2014/15
  • Table SE2 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and entry qualification 2014/15
  • Table SE3 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and age on entry to higher education 2014/15
  • Table SE4 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and sex 2014/15
  • Table SE5 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and ethnic group 2014/15.
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Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2014/15

Release date: 11 August 2016

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.

  • Table A: HE students by level of study, mode of study and HE provider type 2010/11 to 2014/15
  • 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 2010/11 to 2014/15
  • 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 G: All staff (excluding atypical) by academic employment marker and mode of employment 2010/11 to 2014/15
  • Table H: Academic staff (excluding atypical) at HE providers by terms of employment, mode of employment, academic employment function and sex
  • Table I: Income and expenditure of HE providers 2010/11 to 2014/15
  • Table J: Income of HEPs from full-time undergraduate HE course fees (Home and other EU domicile only) and student loans borrowed 2010/11 to 2014/15
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Table 18a: Total number and amount awarded for student support applicants domiciled in England 2010/11-2014/15
  • 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 2010/11-2014/15
  • 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 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 18e: Maintenance loans paid to students domiciled in Wales (final) 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 18f: Maintenance loan take up by the estimated eligible population domiciled in Wales 2011/12-2013/14
  • Table 18g: Total number and amount awarded to Northern Ireland domiciled applicants for student support 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 18h: Maintenance loans paid to Northern Ireland domiciled students (final) 2012/13-2014/15
  • Table 18i: Maintenance loan take up by the estimated eligible population domiciled in Northern Ireland 2011/12-2013/14
  • Table 19: Higher education: participation and graduation rates 2013
  • 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
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