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Upcoming data releases

We publish a range of data releases each year, covering all aspects of higher education.

This page lists planned releases for the next six months. We will confirm the exact date of release at least 4 weeks before publication. If it is necessary to change a publication date, we will update this webpage accordingly. For published statistics please see Open data and official statistics and News and insight. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

COVID-19 and the production of statistics
Some of our publication dates have been delayed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Please expand this box for a statement approved by the Government Statistical Service.

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there might be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. The current disruption to the UK could affect the publishing schedule for some of our statistics. In some cases, the production of some data series may need to be suspended or delayed.

Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions. Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisions will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation’s guidance on Changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak.

We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can and we will keep you informed as developments unfold.

open-data  All releases listed below are published as open data under the Creative Commons CC-BY-4.0 licence unless otherwise specified.

View the latest open data releases


  • Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2019/20

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    Statistical Bulletin

    27 January 2021

    Details of student enrolments and qualifications obtained by higher education (HE) students at HE providers in the UK for the academic year 2019/20.

  • Higher Education Student Data

    Official Statistics

    9 February 2021

    Detailed open data tables of student statistics updated with 2019/20 data.

  • UK Performance Indicators: Widening Participation

    UK Performance Indicators

    11 February 2021

    The proportion of UK domicile entrants: from state schools or colleges; from low-participation neighbourhoods; in receipt of DSA - at national level and by HE provider.

  • Higher Education Staff Data

    Official Statistics

    18 February 2021

    Detailed open data tables of staff demographic and contract characteristics updated with 2019/20 data.

  • UK Performance Indicators: Non-continuation

    UK Performance Indicators

    February 2021

    The proportion of UK domiciled undergraduate entrants who do not continue into their second year - at national level and by HE provider.

  • Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2018/19

    Statistical Bulletin

    May 2021

    Experimental statistics - Results of the Graduate Outcomes survey - activities of graduates who obtained qualifications during the academic year 2018/19.

  • Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Data

    Official Statistics

    May 2021

    Experimental statistics - Detailed open data tables of Graduate Outcomes statistics for 2018/19.

  • Higher Education Provider Data: Finance

    Official Statistics

    June 2021

    The full finance statistics return for UK higher education providers including income and expenditure analysis and balance sheet information - updated with 2019/20 data.

  • Higher Education Provider Data: HE Business and Community Interaction

    Official Statistics

    June 2021

    The full HE Business and Community Interaction return for UK higher education providers - updated with 2019/20 data.

  • UK Performance Indicators: Graduate outcomes, 2017/18

    UK Performance Indicators

    Experimental statistics - HE provider level statistics comparing each provider against its individual benchmark.

    Work on developing a new Graduate Outcomes measure for the UK Performance Indicators has now been paused. This is to allow HESA to conduct discussions with key stakeholders on the role and purpose of the UK Performance Indicators, given the significant changes to the higher education policy and regulatory landscape over recent years. These discussions will inform development of a Graduate Outcomes measure and help to ensure that it meets user needs more effectively. A further announcement on this is expected early in 2021.