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The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) today releases the publication, Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom, 1996/97. Combining its own data with that provided by the University and Colleges Admission Service, the Student Loans Company, the Open University, the Further Education Funding Councils and the Department for Education and Employment, the Agency has successfully drawn together a valuable profile of the UK HE sector for 1996/97.
Figures for 1996/97 highlight the continuing development of UK higher education. There were a total of 1,978,089 HE level enrolments in 1997, 1,756,179 at HE institutions and a further 221,910 at FE institutions, 127,568 academic staff and a sector income of £11.1 billion. There were over 1 million first degree students, with 33% of all students being part-time. Of the 255,620 first degree qualifiers, 48% passed with first or upper-second classifications. Only 6% of qualifiers of known destination were assumed unemployed, with 62% entering employment in 1996/97.
The third annual reference volume, First Destinations of Students Leaving Higher Education Institutions 1996/97, is published today by HESA.
According to HESA's latest publication, 62% of student qualifiers whose destination was known, entered employment in 1997, compared with 61% in 1996. A further 19% were continuing their education or training, while only 6% (14,800) were assumed to be unemployed; 6% among males compared with 5% of females.
Students in Higher Education Institutions 1996/97 is published today by HESA. The volume contains detailed statistical information about the student body of the UK HE sector.
Figures from this latest HESA publication show 1,756,179 students following HE programmes, (1996/97); 79.3% at undergraduate level. Women made up 52.5% of the student population, with 198,064 overseas students forming 11.3% of the total student body. Full-time first degree students, (878,033), made up slighty less than half of the student population of 177 UK higher education institutions, with a further 184,710 part-time students producing a first-degree total of 1,062,743.
This Press Notice has been produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in collaboration with Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) statisticians. It provides details of the first destinations of students obtaining higher education (HE) qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the whole of the United Kingdom (UK) during the academic year 1996/97. In addition, summary data from previous academic years from 1994/95 onwards are included for comparative purposes.
Resources of Higher Education Institutions 1996/97 is published today by HESA. The volume contains detailed statistical information about the finances and academic staff of the UK HE sector.
Figures from this latest HESA publication show the total income of institutions being approximately £11.14 billion, an increase of 4.7% compared with the previous year. Institutions reported a 6% increase in income received from research grants and contracts (£1.6 billion), and other operating income increased by 11.9% to £2.1 billion, while funding councils grants amounted to £4.4 billion, a decrease of 0.6%. Total expenditure in 1996/97 increased by 4.4% compared with the previous year with expenditure on interest payable and depreciation increasing by 16.4% and 8.8% respectively. Staff costs represented 57.9% of total expenditure, the same as in the previous year.