National Statistics

Higher education enrolments and qualifications obtained

Statistical First Release: higher education student enrolments and qualifications obtained



This Statistical First Release (SFR) is published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in consultation with statisticians in BIS and the devolved administrations

This is an annual publication which shows (a) the total number of students currently studying in HE, and (b) the numbers of students obtaining HE qualifications. Tables show separate figures for each of the home countries. The tables show trends over recent years for:

  • total students enrolled on postgraduate and undergraduate courses by home domicile, mode of study and subject;
  • the number of students obtaining postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications
  • the number and proportion of graduates by home domicile, mode of study, gender, subject and class of degree.
  • students studying wholly overseas by location of study, type & level of provision and location of institution

Tables 1a and 2a, all and first year (respectively) student enrolments on HE courses by location of institution, mode of study and domicile have been further disaggregated by level of study for the academic years 2008/09 and 2009/10.

The latest release relates to academic year 2010/11 and was published on 12 January 2012.

Earlier Statistical First Releases are available on the Press Release section of the Higher Education Statistics Agency website.

Published 12 January 2012
Last updated 19 December 2012 + show all updates
  1. Added hover text for HE, SFR.
  2. First published.