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The higher education sector had a total income of £18.0 billion in the 2004/05 academic year compared to £16.9 billion in 2003/04.
In 2004/05, the total number of students domiciled from countries outside of the UK increased by 6.1 per cent from 300,055 to 318,400. The previous year-on-year increase was 9.0 per cent.
The first analysis of the HESA Staff record for 2004/05 shows that academic staff numbers increased by 6.9 percent. In 2004/05 there were 160,655 academic staff, up by 10,425 from 150,230 in 2003/04.
The 2004/05 HESA student dataset shows that the total number of HE students increased by 1.8 per cent from 2,247,440 in 2003/04 to 2,287,540.
Qualifications obtained by and examination results of higher education students at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2004/05
This Statistical First Release (SFR) has been produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in collaboration with Department for Education and Skills (DfES) statisticians. It provides provisional details of qualifications obtained by and examination results of higher education (HE) students at HE institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK) for the academic year 2004/05.
A new web based management information tool is set to reduce the burden on higher education institutions of extracting and manipulating data for planning and reporting purposes.
The number of initial teacher training (ITT) students continued to grow in 2003/04 with a total 36,365 first year UK domiciled students (34,145 in 2002/03).
About the Performance Indicators
Of the 257,025 full-time leavers who completed HESA’s Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 73.6 per cent (72.7 per cent in 2002/03) had found employment. The number of leavers who were undertaking further study was 61,475 or 23.9 per cent (24.2 per cent in 2002/03). Of these, 22,535 were working whilst studying; this figure is included within the above employment figure. 15,250 or 5.9 per cent (6.2 per cent in 2002/03) were assumed to be unemployed.
This Statistical First Release (SFR) has been produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), in collaboration with Department for Education and Skills (DfES) statisticians. It provides details of the destinations of leavers from higher education (HE) who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK), during the academic year 2003/04. The data presented draws on the 2003/04 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record.