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Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female students attend a higher education institution to study on a (i) full-time and (ii) part-time course. (257613)

The latest available figures are shown in the table. Comparable figures for the 2008-09 academic year will be available in January 2010.

Enrolments1 by Gender and mode of study English higher education institutions: Academic year 2007-08

Gender

Mode of Study

Number

Percentage

Male

Full-time

553,435

67

Part-time

271,100

33

Total

824,540

100

Female

Full-time

665,365

61

Part-time

432,185

39

Total

1,097,550

100

Indeterminate2

Full-time

20

19

Part-time

75

81

Total

95

100

Total

Full-time

1,218,820

63

Part-time

703,365

37

Total

1,922,185

100

1 Covers enrolments of all domiciles and levels of study.

2 'Indeterminate' gender means unable to be classified as either male or female and is not related in any way to trans-gender. This

field was introduced to the HESA student record for this first time in 2007-08.

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five, so components may not sum to totals. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)