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Standard Tables on Higher Education and Further Education in Scotland: 2000-01

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Website Publication DateSeptember 26, 2002

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Standard Tables on Higher Education and Further Education in Scotland: 2000-01

A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication

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The following Standard Tables on Higher Education and Further Education in Scotland: 2000-01 are being released today, to provide a comprehensive overview of further & higher education in Scotland from the academic year 1995-96 to 2000-01. This updates the previous Standard Tables published in June 2001. We now intend to publish this Statistics Release on an annual basis.

While the majority of theses figures are calculated for students on vocational courses of Further & Higher Education, some of the tables include numbers of students on non-vocational and non-credit bearing courses.

The main points are as follows:

  • In 2000-01 there were 820,734 students in some form of further and higher education in Scotland, a rise of 136,700 (20 per cent) on 1995-96. During this period, the number of students on Higher Education courses has risen by 23 per cent from 214,261 to 262,913, and the number of students on vocational further education courses has risen 59 per cent from 222,898 to 355,138 ( Table 1).
  • Between 1995-96 and 2000-01 the number of students on non-vocational courses in further education colleges has seen a rise of 58 per cent from 37,495 to 59,393. However, in the same period, the number of students attending non-credit bearing courses in Higher Education Institutions has fallen by 32 per cent from 209,380 to 143,290 ( Table 1).
  • The proportion of the student population on part-time courses has risen from 74 per cent in 1995-96 to 75 per cent in 2000-01. For vocational courses only, this proportion has risen from 60% in 1995-96 to 67% in 2000-01 ( Table 1).
  • In 1995-96 51 per cent of students on vocational further and higher education courses were female. By 2000-01 this had increased to 56 per cent ( Table 5).
  • Between 1995-96 and 2000-01 the most popular subject area for vocational students was Business Administration with 102,890 students in 1995-96 rising to 105,518 in 2000-01. The fastest growing subject area was Information Technology, which has seen a substantial rise from 32,922 students in 1995-96 to 94,364 in 2000-01 ( Table 6).
  • In the last six years, the student population is getting older. In 1995-96 51 per cent of vocational students were aged 24 or under, but in 2000-01 this had fallen to 46 percent. The proportion of over 50s has doubled however, rising from 6 per cent in 1995-96 to 12 per cent in 2000-01 ( Table 8).

Overview of all students in Higher and Further Education in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2000-2001
1. By sector, level and mode

Students in Vocational Further and Higher Education in Scotland: 1981-82 to 2000-01
2. By enrolments (FTE and numbers) and percentage increase by year

Students in Higher Education Institutions in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2000-2001
3. By institution and mode of study

Vocational Students in Further Education Colleges in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2000-01
4. By institution and mode of study

Students in Vocational Further and Higher Education in Scotland: 1995-96 to 2000-01
5. By year, gender, level and mode of study
6. By subject, level and gender
7. By domicile and sector (1997-98 to 2000-01)
8. By age, level and gender
9. By level of study, sector and year
10. By ethnicity, gender and level

Students in Higher Education in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2000-01
11. Students in HEIs by reason for leaving and year
12. Entrants, Students and Graduates by level and year (1987-88 to 2000-01)
13. Entrants by highest qualification on entry and level
14. Graduates by level, gender and sector
15. Graduates by subject and sector
16. Graduates by institution
17. First Destinations of Graduates and Diplomates by outcome, gender and sector
18. Students on Initial Teacher Training courses by sector, subject and gender
19. Students on Initial Teacher Training courses by institution and sector
20. Graduates and diplomates from Initial Teacher Training courses by outcome and sector

Non-Credit Bearing Students in Higher Education Institutions in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2000-01
21. By Institution
22. By Subject

Footnotes

Further Information

NOTES TO NEWS EDITORS
  1. These statistics are collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and, for data prior to 1998-99, by the (former) Scottish Office Education and Industry Department (SOEID) from Further Education Colleges (FECs). The Scottish Further Education Funding Council (SFEFC) has the responsibility to collect data from FECs - from the academic year 1998-99 onwards.
  2. These tables contain information on students from both FECs and HEIs on all levels of courses, including higher education, further education, non-vocational and non-credit bearing.
  3. There is a discontinuity of data collection from 1994-95 with HESA assuming responsibility for the collection of information on students and staff in HEIs.
  4. This release gives data for a number of years to allow trends to be identified more easily. In doing this, some data has been re-classified, and so may no longer agree with previously published data. Where this is the case, these tables should be assumed to supersede any previous publications.
  5. This is a National Statistics publication. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference.
  6. These tables and the associated annexes and footnotes are published on the Scottish Executive web-site www.scotland.gov.uk . For those who do not have access to the internet, please contact Kirsty MacLean. See details below.

For further information (non-media), enquiries and comments on this news release, please contact:

Kirsty MacLean
Scottish Executive
Further & Higher Education Statistics
3 rd Floor, Meridian Court
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow, G2 6AT

Tel. (0141) 242 0270
Fax. (0141) 242 5579
E-mail.fhestatistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

For media enquiries please contact:

Liz Peopall, Information Directorate, Scottish Executive

Tel. (0131) 244 2614.