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Overview of the academic year 2014/15

Headline statistics: 2,266,075 HE students at HE providers, plus 189,635 HE students at FE colleges and 50,245 on designated courses at Alternative Providers; 56% of HE students are female; 45% of students studied science subjects. The most popular subject area was business & administrative studies which was studied by 14% of students.

Characteristics of Academic Staff in 2014/15

Data published today show that there were 198,335 academic staff employed at UK HE providers in 2014/15. When analysed by cost centre (a proxy for academic departments) nearly a quarter of these staff (24%) were working in the areas of medicine, dentistry and health.

Overview of the academic year 2013/14

The HESA publication Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2013/14 is released today. This National Statistics publication gives a statistical overview of UK higher education (HE) in the 2013/14 academic year including data from HESA and other statistics producers.

Age and gender statistics for HE staff

HESA publication 'Staff in Higher Education 2013/14' released today

Staff in Higher Education 2013/14 shows that there were 194,245 academic staff employed at UK higher education providers (HEPs) on 1 December 2013 and 201,535 non-academic staff.

HE staff data: Summary of 2013/14 contract data

There were 396,000 staff employed at UK HE providers in 2013/14, of whom 194,000 (49%) were academic staff.

The graphic below attempts to display some of the key characteristics of staff contracts across the sector, as well as displaying the gender split among different types of contracts. The table below the graphic provides the numbers for each breakdown.

Demographics of academic staff

HESA publication 'Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13' released today

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13 shows that there were 185,585 academic staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on 1 December 2012. 55.5% of academic staff were male. 30.9% were aged 51 years or over and 66.0% were employed full-time.

Staff in UK higher education

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2011/12 shows that there were 181,385 academic staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on 1 December 2011. 65.0% of academic staff were employed full-time, and 63.8% were employed on permanent or open-ended contracts.

HESA electronic publication 'Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11' released today

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11 shows that there were 381,790 staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on 1 December 2010. Academic staff made up 47.5% of all staff.

Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2009/10

The HESA publication Higher Education Statistics for the United Kingdom 2009/10 is released today. The National Statistics publication provides the official overview of the UK’s higher education sector in 2009/10. The publication contains data from HESA, the Student Loans Company, OECD, UCAS and the Labour Force Survey.

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2009/10

The new electronic publication, Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2009/10 is published today by HESA. This new publication replaces the former 'Resources of HE Institutions' printed product which addressed both staff and financial data.

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2009/10 shows that there were 181,595 academic staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on 1 December 2009. Of these, 44% were female, up from 41.9% four years previously. 12.0% of academic staff were from an ethnic minority compared to 10.7% in 2005/06. Nearly a quarter (24.0%) of academic staff in 2009/10 were of non-UK nationality.