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Higher Education: Sunderland

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students participated in higher education in each year since 1997 in the Sunderland City Council area. (110060)

The latest available figures are shown in the table. The figures for 2005/06 will be available in January 2007.

Total number of enrolments on Higher Education courses at the University of Sunderland and the City of Sunderland College, 1997/98 to 2004/05

Academic year

Total enrolments

1997/98

14,750

1998/99

14,045

1999/2000

12,990

2000/01

12,510

2001/02

12,505

2002/03

14,370

2003/04

16,165

2004/05

16,320

Notes:

The figures for total enrolments are derived by summation of figures derived from data collected by HESA and LSC. They have been rounded to the nearest 5 enrolments. The figures for the years up to 2000/01 are not directly comparable with the figures for the years from 2001/02. The figures derived from data from HESA are on a snapshot basis as at 1 December each year and exclude writing up, sabbatical and dormant modes of study. The figures derived from data from LSC are on a snapshot basis as at 1 November each year up to 2000/01. They are on a whole year count basis from 2001/02. The figures do not include enrolments on higher education courses at the Open University of people in the Sunderland City Council area.

Source:

The figures for the University of Sunderland were derived from data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The figures for the City of Sunderland College were derived from data collected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).