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University Students

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the number of (a) boys and (b) girls attending university for each year since 1945.

The number of men and women students at universities in Great Britain on full-time undergraduate courses for the academic years 1953–54 to 1966–67 is published in table 1 of Statistics of Education, Volume 6 1966 edition. Corresponding information for academic years 1965–66 to 1976–77 is published in table 2 of the 1976 edition. These volumes are available in the Library. Information for the academic year 1945–46 is not available and for 1946–47 to 1952–53, and 1977–78 to 1979–80 is as follows:

MenWomen
1946–4745,95118,009
1947–4854,13418,568
1948–4958,73318,505
1949–5059,68018,384
1950–5156,84617,141
1951–5254,76717,147
1952–5352,60117,216
1977–78148,10783,547
1978–79151,07988,114
1979–80 (provisional)152,70093,100