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Experts in UK higher education data and analysis

We collect and publish detailed information about the UK higher education sector.

  • Introducing the Collection Design Project

    Alex Leigh

    Alex Leigh


    We'll be using our site to explain, discuss and invite challenge on our emerging approach to data collection and onward use. This will include draft schedules and specifications, open questions, review points and frequently asked questions.

  • Our new website: The next phase of our evolution

    Paul Clark

    Paul Clark

    Chief Executive

    We believe that our new site represents a significant step forward in making our services easier to access and use, making data and analysis on the UK higher education sector easier to find, and improving understanding of how HESA benefits all organisations with an interest in UK higher education

  • Our new website: An introduction for submitting providers

    Hannah Cramer

    Hannah Cramer

    Institutional Liaison Officer

    We know that many of you are working on open collections and we have attempted to minimise disruption as much as possible. We have aimed to migrate existing content and functionality, while creating a more accessible and responsive site with a robust navigation structure to make content easier to find.

  • Overview of the academic year 2014/15

    Press Officer

    Headline statistics: 2,266,075 HE students at HE providers, plus 189,635 HE students at FE colleges and 50,245 on designated courses at Alternative Providers; 56% of HE students are female; 45% of students studied science subjects. The most popular subject area was business & administrative studies which was studied by 14% of students.