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Simon Kemp - Press Officer

Welcome to HESA's Press Office

We aim to provide a swift responsive service to enquiries from members of the media regarding statistics on higher education in the UK. Our Press Officer is Simon Kemp.

Our data and analysis pages contain much of the free data and analysis we produce. Should you require something more detailed or are unable to find what you need please contact us.

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Telephone: 01242 211120

Twitter profile: @ukhesa.

First release of student data for the academic year 2015/16

  • 2,280,830 students were enrolled at HE providers in 2015/16, an increase of 0.7% on last year's figure.
  • There were 127,440 EU domicile students in 2015/16 - 5.6% of all students and 2.3% more than in 2014/15.
  • The number of students from outside the EU  fell by 0.5% to 310,575.
  • 742,730 HE qualifications were awarded.
  • 23.6% of first degree graduates gained a first class honours classification.

The full release includes interactive charts and detailed tables including...

  • Numbers of students at each university
  • Student numbers by subject area
  • Top 10 EU countries and top 10 non-EU countries of domicile
  • First degree graduates by class of degree
  • Students studying wholly overseas

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