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Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many university students (a) in England and (b) at each university in the North East region were (i) mature students, (ii) part-time students and (iii) part-time students aged over (A) 21 years and (B) 40 years in each academic year from 2001-02 to 2007-08. (191604)

[holding answer 6 March 2008]: The latest available information is given in the following table. Figures for the 2007/08 academic year will be available in January 2009.

Number of higher education enrolments in English and North East higher education institutions, postgraduate and undergraduate students—academic years 2001/02 to 2006/07 Of all enrolments:Mature2Of part-time:Higher Education InstitutionAll enrolments1PGUGPart- timeOver 213Over 403English Higher Education Institutions2001/021,726,840302,395809,540708,725673,830257,3952002/031,807,665315,300850,130735,495699,925267,3252003/041,868,415328,600873,705756,880718,985270,8602004/051,895,825332,675879,695760,045719,225269,1352005/061,936,420338,185885,905762,870719,105268,5802006/071,957,195343,115882,585769,555717,850266,770Of which:University of Durham2001/0214,2302,9652,7602,7102,6759652002/0315,3153,2002,6852,7402,7159002003/0416,1853,3202,6602,8252,8109802004/0516,9803,5652,6703,0553,0251,0102005/0617,3203,3702,9902,9502,9109202006/0717,4103,4853,1252,9102,855915University of Newcastle Upon Tyne2001/0219,3953,8006,0755,5005,3903,1002002/0318,9154,1054,3153,4653,3401,3352003/0418,3353,6803,9902,4002,3506252004/0318,5103,5754,3252,1102,0505052005/0619,1503,6604,3302,0802,0304552006/0719,7003,8104,3602,2952,240515University of Northumbria at Newcastle2001/0222,7753,16511,2257,6907,2702,2902002/0324,2803,47011,8458,1757,7852,5352003/0425,0703,78011,7107,9357,5802,4902004/0525,5353,91011,5157,8957,4452,4652005/0627,2853,98512,5258,6508,1302,7602006/0729,6304,81013,0859,8909,0953,010University of Sunderland2001/0212,6651,4056,1103,8953,6101,2352002/0316,1151,4409,4056,9856,4653,4502003/0417,8451,66010,6608,3407,8104,1152004/0518,6351,76011,4259,7358,9054,3702006/0620,3652,01512,50010,7709,7154,4552006/0720,2152,18512,18510,4009,3654,210University of Teesside2001/0218,1151,53511,54510,0409,0803,5102002/0319,7801,71512,96511,41010,4304,1702003/0421,1451,78014,03011,99511,0804,4852004/0520,4301,87013,19510,97010,0804,0552005/0621,5701,77014,30012,02510,9104,3952006/0723,5352,11515,76513,86012,5404,820 1 Includes both full-time and part-time students from the UK and overseas.2 The definition of mature students differs between levels of study. Postgraduate mature students are aged 25 and over, and undergraduate mature students aged 21 and over. These figures include a small number of students whose age was unknown.3 Contain double counting of students (i.e. figures for students aged over 40 are also included in those for students aged over 21). These figures include a small number of students whose age was unknown.Note:Figures are on a HESA Standard Registration Population basis and have been rounded to the nearest five.Source:Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)