The newly released Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2007/08 publication from the Higher Education Statistics Agency provides the official overview of the UK's higher education sector. The publication contains data from HESA, the Student Loans Company, OECD, UCAS, the Learning and Skills Council and the HE funding bodies. It has been released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The annual publication gives a clear picture of the subject choices of students. Comparing data from the last five years shows that, while the number of students at higher education institutions has increased by nearly five percent, different subject areas have seen varying levels of growth.