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Student enrolments on higher education courses at publicly funded higher education institutions in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2000/01

Statistical First Release SFR48

Introduction

This Statistical First Release (SFR) has been produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), in collaboration with Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) statisticians. It provides provisional estimates of the numbers of student enrolments on higher education (HE) courses at higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK), for the academic year 2000/2001. Also included are provisional estimates of the numbers of HE enrolments in further education colleges (FECs) in the UK for 1999/2000, the latest available year.

Key Points

The total number of HE enrolments at UK HEIs stands at 1,802,500 in 2000/2001, an increase of 3% between 1999/00 and 2000/01. Between 1996/97 and 2000/01, UK HE enrolments at UK HEIs have increased by 9%. The latest comparable data available for HE enrolments in FECs in the UK is for the 1999/00 year. This data shows that there were further 190,900 HE enrolments in FECs in the UK that year, of which 35% were full-time and 98% at undergraduate level.

Postgraduate enrolments increased by 3%, first degree enrolments remained constant and other undergraduate enrolments increased by 8% between 1999/00 and 2000/01.

1,196,000 (or 66%) of all enrolments are full-time, an increase in numbers of 1% since 1999/00. The number of part-time enrolments grew by 5% over the same period.

The number of first year enrolments increased by 4% between 1999/00 and 2000/01, and grew by 11% between 1996/97 and 2000/01.

Between 1999/00 and 2000/01, the number of enrolments of UK domiciled students increased by 2%. The numbers of all other European Union (EU) domiciled students decreased by 1%. Over the same period, the number of other overseas domiciled students increased by 8%.

55% of students in 2000/01 are female compared with 52% in 1996/97.

679,300 (or 38%) of all enrolments in 2000/01 are in science, an increase in numbers of 3% between 1999/00 and 2000/01, and an increase in numbers of 13% between 1996/97 and 2000/01.

Tables

File Table 1 shows the number of first year/all year enrolments by Level, Mode and Domicile for the academic years 1996/97 to 2000/2001.

File Table 2 contains information on enrolments in the years 1996/97 to 2000/2001 by Level, Mode, Domicile and Gender.

File Table 3 shows the subject areas of study for full-time and part-time enrolments by Level for the years 1996/97 to 2000/2001.

File Table 4 gives the age profile of first year UK domiciled full-time and part-time enrolments by Level for the years 1996/97 to 2000/2001.

File Table 5 shows HE enrolment data for both HEIs and FECs by Level, Mode and Gender for 1999/2000.

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Notes to Editors

  1. The statistics in the majority of this SFR are derived from data collected from publicly funded HEIs in the UK by HESA. Enrolments at the University of Buckingham and at private and independent HE colleges are not included in the figures. One table (Table 5) includes comparable data for FECs in the UK for an earlier year.
  2. It should be noted that a number of nursing colleges merged with higher education institutions in 1996. Transfers from the FE to the HE sector occasionally take place, the last being in 1997/98. It should also be noted that there have been some significant mergers between HE institutions and FE colleges since 1998/99.
  3. The 1996/97 figures presented are as reported to HESA in the 1996 December Student record, apart from for one institution, where July 1997 data was used in place of December 1996 data.
  4. Because of changes in the reporting practices of a large part-time provider, the numbers of part-time students cannot be directly compared between 1996/97, 1997/98 and 1998/99. Growth rates between 1996/97 and 1997/98, which adjust for the changes during that period, were published in the equivalent SFR in April 1998 - PR22.
  5. Registration on newly introduced courses from a large part-time provider in 2000/01 contributes significantly to the increase in part-time other undergraduates seen between 1999/00 and 2000/01.
  6. A volume Students in Higher Education Institutions, 1999/2000 setting out more information about students in higher education in the UK, is now available from HESA. Another volume Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom, 1999/2000, containing broader information about higher education and distributed within the National Statistics framework, will be published by HESA in September 2001.
  7. In order to provide consistent comparisons between years, the student enrolment census count figures for 1996/97 to 2000/01 in Tables 1 to 4 are derived from the December student record. The December student record provides interim figures in advance of the following July whole session student record.

    The HEI figures shown in Table 5 are calculated from the 1999/2000 July whole session student record, and as a consequence do not exactly match the census count figures derived from the corresponding December student record presented in Tables 1 to 4 of this SFR.

Definitions

  1. Higher education students are those students on courses that are of a standard that is higher than the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education, the Higher Grade of the Scottish Certificate of Education, GNVQ/NVQ level 3 or the BTEC or SCOTVEC National Certificate/Diploma.
  2. The figures reported in this SFR are counts of student enrolments as at 1 December in each year. For ease of reading the terms student and enrolment are used interchangeably.
  3. First year students.

    First year students are those in their first year of study on a programme. In some cases the student’s first year of study may be the second or subsequent year of a programme. From 1998/99, the basis for identifying first year students changed. The numbers of first years in 1998/99 cannot therefore be directly compared with those for earlier years.

  4. Level of study.

    Postgraduate courses are those leading to higher degrees, and diplomas and certificates (including postgraduate certificates of education and professional qualifications), which usually require a first degree as an entry qualification.

    First degrees include first degrees, first degree with eligibility to register to practice (doctor/ dentist/veterinary surgeon), first degrees with qualified teacher status, enhanced first degrees, first degrees obtained concurrently with a diploma, and intercalated first degrees.

    Other undergraduate includes all higher education courses not included above.

  5. Mode of study.

    Post 1998/99:

    Full-time students include all students studying full-time (for more than or equal to 24 weeks in the academic year), students on thick or thin sandwich courses, and those on a study-related year out of their institution.

    Part-time students include those studying part-time, on block release, during the evenings only, or full-time for less than 24 weeks.

    Students writing-up theses, on sabbatical, or dormant are not included in the figures.

    Pre 1998/99:

    Full-time students include all students studying full-time (for more than 18 weeks in the academic year), students on thick or thin sandwich courses, and those on a study-related year out of their institution.

    Part-time students include those studying part-time, on block release, during the evenings only, or full-time for less than or equal to 18 weeks.

    Students writing up theses, on sabbatical, or dormant are not included in the figures.

  6. UK domiciled students are those normally resident in the United Kingdom, including those living in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Other EU students are those normally resident in countries which were European Union members, or in their designated territories, as at 1 December in the relevant academic year. Other overseas students are those whose normal place of residence prior to commencing their programme of study was outside the EU.
  7. Age is as at 31 August within the relevant academic year.
  8. The HE in FECs figures presented in Table 5 for the latest available year, 1999/2000, should be considered to be provisional. These figures were supplied by the data collectors (Scottish Executive and Education and Learning Wales), via DfEE (for Northern Ireland), or obtained by mapping Individualised Student Record (ISR) data into HESA format (England).

    The methodology used to calculate the Scotland snapshot figures that are contained within this table has changed from previous years and so the resultant figures may not be directly comparable with earlier years.

    The England figures contained within this table reflect the total number of valid records processed through the mapping procedure and therefore might appear to undercount enrolments compared with figures published elsewhere.

  9. In the tables, '1996' refers to the academic year 1996/97, '1997' refers to the academic year 1997/98 and '1998' refers to the academic year 1998/99, ‘1999’ refers to the academic year 1999/2000 and ‘2000' refers to the academic year 2000/01.

    The figures presented in Tables 1 to 4 are shown in thousands, the figures shown in Table 5 have been rounded to the nearest ten.

    The definitions of the symbols used are: '0.0' zero.

    '-' non-zero, less than the least significant figure shown.

    '.' not applicable.

  10. Press enquiries should be directed to the Data Provision Team at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; Tel: 01242 211133. General enquiries about the data contained within this SFR should be addressed to Rachael Millichope, Data Quality Manager, HESA (at the same address); Tel: 01242 255577.

ENDS

Table 1 - Student Enrolments on Higher Education Courses by Year Of Study, Level Of Study (1), Mode Of Study (2) and Domicile (3), 1996/97 to 2000/01

United Kingdom HEIs                     Thousands
    First Years(4)       All Years  
    1996 (5)(7) 1997 (6)(7)

1998 (7)

1999

2000 (prov) (8)(9)

% change  1999 to 2000   (prov) (9)

 

1996  (5)(7)

1997 (6)(7)

1998 (7)

1999 2000 (prov) (8)(9) % change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(9)
Postgraduate                          
Full-time                          
  UK 63.0 62.8 63.4 65.3 67.3 3%   90.7 90.1 91.2 93.1 96.7 4%
  Other EU 11.6 12.7 14.7 15.7 16.2 3%   16.0 17.7 20.1 21.9 23.1 6%
  Other overseas 20.7 22.6 23.1 25.0 28.9 16%   31.7 33.8 35.1 37.7 42.3 12%
  Total 95.4 98.1 101.2 106.0 112.3 6%   138.3 141.6 146.3 152.7 162.2 6%
Part-time                          
  UK 70.7 76.5 82.6 79.3 79.4 0%   159.2 167.8 180.9 183.3 184.2 1%
  Other EU 2.0 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.4 -4%   5.0 5.6 6.2 6.6 7.1 8%
  Other overseas 3.9 4.4 3.9 4.3 4.5 5%   11.2 11.8 12.1 13.8 14.6 6%
  Total 76.5 82.8 88.9 86.0 86.3 0%   175.4 185.3 199.1 203.7 206.0 1%
All modes (10)                        
  UK 133.7 139.3 146.0 144.6 146.7 1%   249.9 257.9 272.1 276.4 280.9 2%
  Other EU 13.5 14.7 17.1 18.3 18.6 2%   21.0 23.3 26.3 28.5 30.3 6%
  Other overseas 24.7 26.9 27.0 29.2 33.3 14%   42.9 45.6 47.1 51.5 56.9 11%
  Total 171.9 180.9 190.1 192.0 198.6 3%   313.7 326.9 345.5 356.4 368.1 3%
First degree                          
Full-time                          
  UK 279.2 288.8 282.3 287.3 286.7 0%   789.3 806.5 812.6 816.3 818.7 0%
  Other EU 18.7 20.3 20.7 19.3 17.6 -9%   41.3 47.2 49.3 48.3 45.6 -6%
  Other overseas 18.3 19.8 17.8 17.7 19.0 8%   44.5 46.0 44.3 43.6 44.7 2%
  Total 316.3 328.9 320.8 324.2 323.3 0%   875.1 899.7 906.3 908.3 909.0 0%
Part-time                          
  UK 53.0 28.3 30.5 30.6 28.8 -6%   169.0 81.4 84.3 85.2 86.5 1%
  Other EU 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 -27%   1.4 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.9 2%
  Other overseas 1.2 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.2 1%   2.6 1.7 2.3 2.8 2.7 -3%
  Total 54.8 29.6 32.3 32.4 30.5 -6%   172.9 84.7 88.2 89.9 91.1 1%
All modes (10)                        
  UK 332.3 317.1 312.8 317.9 315.5 -1%   958.3 887.9 896.9 901.6 905.2 0%
  Other EU 19.3 20.9 21.3 19.9 18.0 -9%   42.6 48.7 50.9 50.2 47.5 -5%
  Other overseas 19.5 20.6 19.0 18.9 20.2 7%   47.1 47.7 46.7 46.4 47.4 2%
  Total 371.0 358.6 353.1 356.7 353.8 -1%   1048.1 984.4 994.5 998.2 1000.0 0%
Other undergraduate                        
Full-time                          
  UK 46.4 47.1 46.6 46.2 49.0 6%   90.7 95.9 95.3 94.6 99.4 5%
  Other EU 9.8 9.6 12.5 12.3 11.5 -6%   14.3 15.2 15.0 14.4 13.5 -7%
  Other overseas 5.8 6.5 9.1 9.2 9.9 8%   8.2 9.1 10.3 10.7 12.0 12%
  Total 62.0 63.2 68.2 67.7 70.5 4%   113.1 120.3 120.6 119.7 124.9 4%
Part-time                          
  UK 101.7 127.2 140.9 144.7 166.3 15%   176.8 264.8 274.1 277.6 301.9 9%
  Other EU 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.1 2.9 35%   2.1 2.8 2.8 2.5 3.4 35%
  Other overseas 5.4 2.5 2.2 2.2 3.6 59%   5.7 3.1 2.7 2.8 4.1 48%
  Total 108.9 131.9 145.6 149.0 172.7 16%   184.6 270.7 279.6 282.9 309.4 9%
All modes (10)                        
  UK 148.1 174.3 187.5 190.9 215.3 13%   267.4 360.7 369.4 372.2 401.3 8%
  Other EU 11.6 11.8 15.0 14.4 14.4 0%   16.4 18.0 17.8 16.9 16.9 0%
  Other overseas 11.2 9.0 11.3 11.4 13.5 18%   13.9 12.2 13.0 13.5 16.1 20%
  Total 170.9 195.1 213.8 216.7 243.2 12%   297.7 391.0 400.2 402.6 434.3 8%
All Levels                          
Full-time                          
  UK 388.7 398.8 392.3 398.9 403.1 1%   970.7 992.6 999.1 1004.1 1014.8 1%
  Other EU 40.1 42.6 48.0 47.3 45.3 -4%   71.6 80.1 84.4 84.6 82.2 -3%
  Other overseas 44.9 48.9 50.0 51.8 57.8 12%   84.4 88.9 89.7 92.0 99.0 8%
  Total 473.7 490.2 490.3 497.9 506.2 2%   1126.6 1161.6 1173.2 1180.7 1196.0 1%
Part-time                          
  UK 225.4 232.0 254.1 254.5 274.5 8%   504.9 514.0 539.3 546.1 572.6 5%
  Other EU 4.3 4.8 5.5 5.3 5.8 9%   8.5 9.9 10.6 11.0 12.4 13%
  Other overseas 10.5 7.6 7.2 7.7 9.2 20%   19.5 16.7 17.1 19.4 21.4 10%
  Total 240.2 244.4 266.8 267.5 289.5 8%   532.9 540.6 567.0 576.5 606.5 5%
All modes (10)                        
  UK 614.0 630.7 646.4 653.4 677.6 4%   1475.6 1506.6 1538.4 1550.2 1587.4 2%
  Other EU 44.4 47.4 53.5 52.6 51.0 -3%   80.1 90.0 95.0 95.6 94.7 -1%
  Other overseas 55.4 56.5 57.2 59.5 67.1 13%   103.9 105.6 106.8 111.4 120.4 8%
  Total 713.9 734.6 757.1 765.5 795.7 4%   1659.5 1702.2 1740.2 1757.2 1802.5 3%
  • (1) See Definitions 4.
  • (2) See Definitions 5.
  • (3) See Definitions 6.
  • (4) See Definitions 3.
  • (5) See Notes to Editors 3.
  • (6) See Notes to Editors 2.
  • (7) See Notes to Editors 4.
  • (8) See Notes to Editors 5.
  • (9) The 2000/01 figures in this SFR are provisional.
  • (10) Excludes "Other" modes of study, ie students writing up theses, on sabbatical or dormant.

Table 2 - Student Enrolments on Higher Education Courses by Domicile (1), Level Of Study (2), Gender and Mode Of Study (3), 1996/97 to 2000/01

United Kingdom HEIs                       Thousands  
    UK and Other EU     Other Overseas    
   

1996 (4)(5)

1997 (5) (6)

1998 (5) 1999 2000 (7)(8) % change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(8)   1996 (4)(5) 1997 (5)(6) 1998 (5) 1999 2000 (prov) (7)(8) % change 1999 to 2000(prov) (8)  
Postgraduate                            
Female                            
  Full-time 50.9 52.6 56.0 58.6 62.2 6%   12.1 13.4 14.3 16.0 18.2 14%  
  Part-time 83.2 88.7 95.3 99.3 101.6 2%   4.3 4.6 4.6 5.4 6.0 11%  
  Total 134.1 141.3 151.3 157.9 163.8 4%   16.4 18.0 18.9 21.4 24.2 13%  
Male                            
  Full-time 55.7 55.2 55.3 56.4 57.7 2%   19.5 20.4 20.8 21.7 24.1 11%  
  Part-time 81.1 84.7 91.8 90.6 89.7 -1%   6.9 7.2 7.4 8.4 8.6 2%  
  Total 136.8 139.9 147.0 147.0 147.4 0%   26.5 27.6 28.2 30.1 32.7 9%  
First degree                            
Female                            
  Full-time 427.4 443.6 452.8 457.7 461.1 1%   19.7 20.8 20.6 20.5 21.3 4%  
  Part-time 91.1 48.0 50.4 52.2 53.7 3%   1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2 -6%  
  Total 518.5 491.6 503.2 509.9 514.8 1%   21.0 21.8 21.8 21.8 22.6 3%  
Male                            
  Full-time 403.2 410.1 409.2 406.9 403.2 -1%   24.9 25.2 23.7 23.1 23.3 1%  
  Part-time 79.3 34.9 35.5 34.9 34.7 -1%   1.3 0.7 1.2 1.5 1.5 -1%  
  Total 482.5 445.1 444.6 441.8 437.9 -1%   26.2 25.9 24.9 24.6 24.8 1%  
Other undergraduate                          
Female                            
  Full-time 59.7 67.1 68.3 68.7 72.2 5%   4.7 5.3 5.9 6.2 7.0 14%  
  Part-time 110.9 160.0 166.4 171.7 186.6 9%   3.5 1.9 1.6 1.7 2.4 44%  
  Total 170.6 227.1 234.6 240.5 258.8 8%   8.2 7.2 7.5 7.9 9.5 20%  
Male                            
  Full-time 45.3 44.1 42.0 40.3 40.7 1%   3.4 3.9 4.4 4.5 5.0 10%  
  Part-time 68.0 107.6 110.6 108.4 118.7 10%   2.2 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.7 54%  
  Total 113.3 151.7 152.6 148.7 159.4 7%   5.7 5.1 5.5 5.6 6.7 19%  
Total Enrolments 1555.7 1596.6 1633.4 1645.8 1682.1 2%   103.9 105.6 106.8 111.4 120.4 8%  
  • (1) See Definitions 6.
  • (2) See Definitions 4.
  • (3) See Definitions 5.
  • (4) See Notes to Editors 3.
  • (5) See Notes to Editors 4.
  • (6) See Notes to Editors 2.
  • (7) See Notes to Editors 5.
  • (8) The 2000/01 figures in this SFR are provisional.

Table 3 - Student Enrolments on Higher Education Courses by Mode Of Study (1), Level Of Study (2) and Subject Area, 1996/97 to 2000/01

United Kingdom HEIs                         Thousands    
    Full-time Part-time    
    1996 (3)(5) 1997 (4)(5) 1998 (5) 1999 2000 (prov) (6)(7)

% change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(7)

  1996 (3)(5) 1997 (4)(5) 1998 (5) 1999

2000 (prov) (6)(7)

% change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(7)    
Postgraduate                              
  Medicine and Dentistry 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.2 0%   5.4 5.8 5.7 6.3 6.9 8%    
  Subjects Allied to Medicine 4.2 4.2 4.7 4.4 5.0 14%   11.3 11.8 13.6 14.5 16.1 11%    
  Biological Sciences 8.9 9.2 9.5 9.8 10.1 3%   4.7 4.8 5.3 5.7 5.6 -2%    
  Veterinary Science 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 12%   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 3%    
  Agriculture and Related Subjects 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 -3%   0.7 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.2 46%    
  Physical Sciences 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.7 1%   3.8 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.4 7%    
  Mathematical Sciences 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1 -1%   1.1 11.0 1.0 0.8 1.1 27%    
  Computer Science 6.6 7.1 8.1 9.5 10.3 9%   4.8 5.0 5.9 6.3 6.4 2%    
  Engineering and Technology 14.0 13.7 14.0 14.5 15.2 5%   7.8 8.1 9.1 8.5 9.8 16%    
  Architecture, Building and Planning 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.6 7%   5.0 4.7 5.2 4.9 5.3 9%    
  Total Science 58.5 58.3 60.4 62.5 65.3 5%   44.7 46.1 49.9 51.2 55.9 9%    
  Social, Economic and Political Studies 14.4 14.7 14.7 15.7 16.2 3%   15.4 14.1 15.5 15.1 14.3 -5%    
  Law 6.7 7.4 8.6 8.5 9.0 6%   4.8 4.9 5.7 5.9 6.5 9%    
  Business and Administrative Studies 14.2 15.8 16.9 18.5 20.3 10%   38.5 41.2 41.4 41.6 41.9 1%    
  Librarianship and Information Science 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.6 3.3 25%   2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.9 20%    
  Languages 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.5 6.8 4%   5.1 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 0%    
  Humanities 5.3 5.5 5.9 5.9 6.1 3%   6.1 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.3 0%    
  Creative Arts and Design 4.8 5.1 5.2 5.8 6.1 5%   3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.1 1%    
  Education 23.6 23.3 23.2 23.9 26.1 9%   36.1 38.1 38.1 39.8 39.6 -1%    
  Combined 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0 13%   19.2 24.4 31.6 32.5 29.7 -9%    
  Total 138.3 141.6 146.3 152.7 162.2 6%   175.4 185.3 199.1 203.7 206.0 1%    
First degree                              
  Medicine and Dentistry 27.4 28.5 28.8 29.5 30.0 2%   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 6%    
  Subjects Allied to Medicine 43.6 45.5 48.7 50.5 53.2 5%   18.9 20.0 21.5 22.3 23.4 5%    
  Biological Sciences 55.8 62.9 64.1 64.2 65.0 1%   2.6 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.0 0%    
  Veterinary Science 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0 6%   - - - - - -19%    
  Agriculture and Related Subjects 7.4 7.5 7.8 7.5 7.1 -5%   0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 42%    
  Physical Sciences 49.3 48.8 47.4 47.3 44.5 -6%   2.4 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 -8%    
  Mathematical Sciences 15.1 15.6 15.5 15.3 15.3 0%   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 28%    
  Computer Science 40.3 44.1 47.1 51.7 56.6 10%   4.0 4.2 4.3 4.5 5.0 11%    
  Engineering and Technology 81.3 80.0 77.3 74.7 72.9 -2%   7.8 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 -2%    
  Architecture, Building and Planning 23.9 22.9 21.8 20.9 20.1 -4%   5.1 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 2%    
  Total Science 346.6 358.4 361.2 364.2 367.7 1%   41.2 42.0 43.9 44.9 46.6 4%    
  Social, Economic and Political Studies 70.7 71.7 74.3 76.1 74.9 -2%   5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.5 1%    
  Law 32.3 33.1 34.0 34.1 34.2 0%   6.2 5.4 6.0 5.8 5.2 -10%    
  Business and Administrative Studies 95.5 101.1 103.1 106.3 107.1 1%   10.5 10.6 11.2 11.0 10.7 -3%    
  Librarianship and Information Science 12.1 13.1 13.3 15.5 18.1 16%   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 11%    
  Languages 59.3 59.6 58.3 57.3 56.3 -2%   3.3 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.1 -12%    
  Humanities 32.6 33.2 32.5 31.7 31.4 -1%   2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.8 14%    
  Creative Arts and Design 67.4 71.4 74.2 76.1 78.6 3%   2.8 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2%    
  Education 50.1 47.4 46.0 43.8 42.9 -2%   4.1 3.7 3.3 3.9 4.5 15%    
  Combined 108.6 110.9 109.5 103.3 97.8 -5%   96.3 9.1 9.5 9.2 9.0 -2%    
  Total 875.1 899.7 906.3 908.3 909.0 0%   172.9 84.7 88.2 89.9 91.1 1%    
Other undergraduate                              
  Medicine and Dentistry 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 49%   0.1 - - - 0.1 76%    
  Subjects Allied to Medicine 32.8 44.5 47.9 50.0 53.1 6%   24.1 28.6 29.7 37.8 38.7 2%    
  Biological Sciences 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 -5%   1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 6%    
  Veterinary Science - - 0.1 0.2 0.1 -51%   0.0 0.1 - - - -60%    
  Agriculture and Related Subjects 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.1 3.2 1%   0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.1 17%    
  Physical Sciences 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 -2%   2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.2 13%    
  Mathematical Sciences 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 4%   0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1 -70%    
  Computer Science 8.9 8.8 8.7 9.2 10.4 13%   6.6 7.2 7.9 8.4 9.7 15%    
  Engineering and Technology 9.1 7.8 7.3 6.2 5.7 -9%   6.4 6.9 7.2 7.6 9.0 19%    
  Architecture, Building and Planning 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.1 -11%   2.9 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.0 12%    
  Total Science 63.2 71.9 73.8 74.9 78.3 5%   44.3 49.5 52.1 61.2 65.4 7%    
  Social, Economic and Political Studies 6.7 6.0 5.2 4.1 4.3 6%   11.3 12.7 11.4 10.9 11.7 8%    
  Law 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 4%   1.4 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.9 -21%    
  Business and Administrative Studies 20.8 19.0 17.1 15.6 15.0 -4%   27.5 24.2 24.1 22.3 20.0 -10%    
  Librarianship and Information Science 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.8 12%   0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 -5%    
  Languages 2.2 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.3 10%   11.5 11.6 10.6 11.3 13.5 20%    
  Humanities 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 1%   9.9 10.1 9.4 8.7 9.0 4%    
  Creative Arts and Design 6.5 5.8 5.9 5.6 6.6 18%   3.7 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 5%    
  Education 0.7 1.0 1.8 2.1 2.1 -2%   13.7 11.6 11.1 10.1 11.1 10%    
  Combined 10.2 11.6 11.2 11.2 11.9 6%   60.4 145.2 155.1 152.3 172.6 13%    
  Total 113.1 120.3 120.6 119.7 124.9 4%   184.6 270.7 279.6 282.9 309.4 9%    
                                 
Total Enrolments 1126.6 1161.6 1173.2 1180.7 1196.0 1%   532.9 540.6 567.0 576.5 606.5 5%    
  • (1) See Definitions 5.
  • (2) See Definitions 4.
  • (3) See Notes to Editors 3.
  • (4) See Notes to Editors 2.
  • (5) See Notes to Editors 4.
  • (6) See Notes to Editors 5.
  • (7) The 2000/01 figures in this SFR are provisional.

Table 4 - First Year (1) UK Domiciled (2) Student Enrolments on Higher Education Courses by Mode Of Study (3), Age(4) and Level Of Study (5), 1996/97 to 2000/01

United Kingdom HEIs                       Thousands  
    Full-time   Part-time    
    1996 (6)(8)

1997 (7)(8)

1998 (8) 1999 2000 (prov) (9)(10) % change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(10)   1996 (6)(8) 1997 (7)(8) 1998 (8) 1999 2000 (prov) (9)(10) % change 1999 to 2000 (prov)(10)  
Under 21 years                            
  Postgraduate 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 19%   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 -20%  
  First degree 203.9 218.3 218.6 225.2 266.7 1%   1.8 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 -11%  
  Other undergraduate 24.0 24.2 23.5 23.5 24.2 3%   4.3 5.0 6.1 6.7 7.5 13%  
  Total 228.5 243.1 242.6 249.1 251.4 1%   6.3 6.7 8.0 8.6 9.3 7%  
21 to 24 years                            
  Postgraduate 34.3 33.4 33.7 35.2 36.0 2%   6.9 6.8 7.1 7.2 7.4 4%  
  First degree 33.5 31.3 29.3 29.4 29.0 -1%   6.6 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 -4%  
  Other undergraduate 8.9 8.7 8.2 8.3 8.8 6%   11.2 12.4 13.5 13.6 15.7 15%  
  Total 76.7 73.4 71.1 72.8 73.8 1%   24.7 23.6 25.1 25.4 27.6 9%  
25 years and over                            
  Postgraduate 28.0 28.7 29.1 29.6 30.7 4%   62.3 68.0 74.2 71.2 71.0 0%  
  First degree 41.6 39.0 34.0 32.4 30.8 -5%   44.4 22.1 24.1 24.0 22.6 -6%  
  Other undergraduate 13.3 14.0 14.7 14.3 15.9 11%   78.5 102.3 115.4 119.1 137.8 16%  
  Total 82.8 81.7 77.8 76.3 77.4 2%   185.3 192.4 213.7 214.2 231.4 8%  
All ages (11)                            
  Postgraduate 63.0 62.8 63.4 65.3 67.3 3%   70.7 76.5 82.6 79.3 79.4 0%  
  First degree 279.2 288.8 282.3 287.3 286.7 0%   53.0 28.3 30.5 30.6 28.8 -6%  
  Other undergraduate 46.4 47.1 46.6 46.2 49.0 6%   101.7 127.2 140.9 144.7 166.3 15%  
  Total 388.7 398.8 392.3 398.9 403.1 1%   225.4 232.0 254.1 254.5 274.5 8%  
  • (1) See Definitions 3.
  • (2) See Definitions 6.
  • (3) See Definitions 5.
  • (4) See Definitions 7.
  • (5) See Definitions 4.
  • (6) See Notes to Editors 3.
  • (7) See Notes to Editors 2.
  • (8) See Notes to Editors 4.
  • (9) See Notes to Editors 5.
  • (10) The 2000/01 figures in this SFR are provisional.
  • (11) Includes unknown ages.

Table 5- Total Higher Education Level students in the UK by Level of Study, Mode of Study and Gender for 1999/2000(1)(2)

    FE Colleges   HE Institutions (3)
    Postgraduate First Degree Other
Undergraduate
Total   Postgraduate First
Degree
Other Undergraduate Total
Female                  
  Full-time 160 7140 27470 34770   74030 477770 75490 627290
  Part-time 2220 2110 56900 61230   111840 56000 200620 368460
  Total 2380 9250 84370 96000   185870 533770 276110 995750
Male                  
  Full-time 110 5030 27690 32830   77300 428720 45430 551440
  Part-time 1650 1080 59300 62020   105970 37730 125470 269170
  Total 1760 6100 86990 94850   183270 466440 170900 820610
Total                  
  Full-time 270 12170 55160 67610   151330 906480 120920 1178730
  Part-time 3870 3180 116200 123250   217810 93730 326100 637640
  Total 4140 15350 171360 190850   369140 1000210 447020 1816360
  • (1) See Definitions 8.
  • (2) The 1999/2000 figures for FECs in this table are provisional.
  • (3) See Notes to Editors 7.

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