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Graduates: Cumbria

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people from (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland graduated from higher education in each of the last 10 years. (175992)

I have been asked to reply.

The latest available information is shown in the table. Figures for 2006/07 will be available in January 2008.

Number of young1 first degree graduates from Cumbria local authority and Copeland parliamentary constituency, English higher education institutions, academic years 1996/97 to 2005/06Graduates from Cumbria local authorityGraduates from Copeland parliamentary constituency1996/971,0001351997/981,1101301998/991,2051601999/20001,1401552000/0121,2501602001/021,3101552002/031,4201702003/041,4251752004/051,4801902005/061,470180 1 Young refers to those students aged under 25.2 From 2000/01 students qualifying from a dormant mode of study are included in the figures, they are excluded in all previous years. Incoming exchange students are excluded from the figures from 2000/01 onwards; they were included in all previous years.Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).