Higher education in facts and figures 2018

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HIGHER EDUCATION IN

FACTS AND FIGURES

2018

Highlights

2 HIGHLIGHTS

In 2018, 18-year-old entry rates were at

their highest recorded levels in England and Scotland.

In 2016-17, 14% of undergraduate students, 35% of postgraduate students and 30% of academic staff were from outside the UK.

In 2017, the high-skill employment rate in

England was 56% higher for postgraduates than non-graduates.

In 2016-17, non-UK staff accounted for 43% of academic

staff in engineering and technology; and 39% in biological, mathematical and physical sciences.

In 2016-17, 17% of research income received by UK

institutions came from overseas sources, with 11% from the EU.

In 2016-17, around half of total income for UK higher education

institutions came from fees and health education contracts

related to teaching.

CONTENTS

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STUDENTS

Contents

Students by country of institution, 2015-16

to 2016-17

6

Students by level and mode of study, 2016-17 7

18-Year-old entry rates, 2009 to 2018

8

Entry rates from the most disadvantaged

18-year-olds, 2009 to 2018

9

Students by sex, subject area and level of study,

2016-17

10

Students by age and ethnicity, 2016-17

11

Students by domicile and level of study, 2016-17 12

Top ten domiciles of non-UK students, 2016?17 13

Non-continuation rates of UK-domiciled

full-time, first degree entrants after their

first year, 2006-07 to 2015-16

14

Qualifications awarded by mode of study,

2016-17

15

Destinations of UK and other EU-domiciled

leavers by activity, 2016-17

16

Unemployment rates and median salaries

in England, 2017

17

STAFF

Staff by nationality and employment function,

2016-17

19

Academic staff by nationality and cost centre,

2016-17

20

Academic staff by sex, mode of employment

and age, 2016-17

21

Academic professorial staff by sex and

ethnicity, 2012-13 to 2016-17

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STUDENTS

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Facts and figures 2016

In 2016-17, there were 2,316,475 students at UK higher education institutions, of which 76.2% (1,764,895) were undergraduates and 23.8% (551,580) were postgraduates. By mode of study, 77.6% of students were full time, while 22.4% were part time. By domicile, 5.8% of students were from other EU countries, while 13.3% were from outside the EU.

Students

6 STUDENTS BY COUNTRY OF INSTITUTION, 2015-16 TO 2016-17

Between 2015-16 and 2016-17, part-time student numbers decreased in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. There were UK-wide increases for full-time students, but overall decreases in student numbers in Northern Ireland and Wales.

Scotland

241,935 TOTAL

2.7%

2.4% FULL-TIME

3.6% PART-TIME

19 INSTITUTIONS

Northern Ireland

-1.2%

54,570 TOTAL

0.7% FULL-TIME

-5.4% PART-TIME

5 INSTITUTIONS

1.6%

Wales

-0.5%

127,990 TOTAL 1.4% FULL-TIME -5.2% PART-TIME 9 INSTITUTIONS

Source: HESA Student record [multiple years]

England

1,891,980 TOTAL 3.6% FULL-TIME -4.8% PART-TIME 133 INSTITUTIONS

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