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Foundation Degrees

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students were studying for foundation degrees in each of the last five years, broken down by course title. (138129)

[holding answer 18 May 2007]: The latest available information is shown in the following table. Data, relating specifically to the course title of foundation degrees, are not held centrally.

Total number of students enrolled on foundation degrees in higher education institutions and further education colleges in England—academic years 2002/03 to 2006/07

Number of students

2002/03

12,310

2003/04

23,945

2004/05

37,820

2005/06

46,780

2006/07

60,925

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

2. 2006/07 values are provisional. Figures for earlier years have been subject to minor changes where institutions were given the opportunity to further verify and then correct any data errors found in their returns, the figures therefore differ slightly to those published previously.

Source:

Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey (HESES)