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Statistics Publication Notice: Lifelong Learning Series: Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2009-10

Statistical information on students and qualifiers from higher education courses at Scottish institutions.


Table 7. Distance learning students in higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by gender and level of study: 2000-01 to 2009-10

All Levels

Postgraduate

First degree

Sub-degree

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

2000-01

24,140

44.6

55.4

6,595

48.6

51.4

1,040

17.8

82.2

16,510

44.6

55.4

2001-02

26,315

44.7

55.3

7,145

48.6

51.4

1,390

21.7

78.3

17,785

44.9

55.1

2002-03

27,380

42.7

57.3

7,370

50.0

50.0

1,595

21.1

78.9

18,415

41.6

58.4

2003-04

29,150

42.7

57.3

8,280

48.0

52.0

9,615

39.8

60.2

11,255

41.4

58.6

2004-05

29,050

41.8

58.2

8,555

48.9

51.1

9,430

38.6

61.4

11,065

39.1

60.9

2005-06

27,920

42.6

57.4

8,915

51.6

48.4

9,560

38.1

61.9

9,445

38.7

61.3

2006-07

28,080

43.7

56.3

9,480

53.4

46.6

8,630

38.1

61.9

9,970

39.3

60.7

2007-08

30,110

45.0

55.0

11,185

55.7

44.3

8,715

38.6

61.4

10,210

38.6

61.4

2008-09

31,850

43.9

56.1

10,740

54.1

45.9

8,910

39.8

60.2

12,200

37.8

62.2

2009-10

33,495

43.9

56.1

11,615

53.9

46.1

9,720

39.5

60.5

12,160

37.7

62.3

All students at HEIs

2000-01

21,215

45.1

54.9

6,595

48.6

51.4

980

16.9

83.1

13,645

45.4

54.6

2001-02

24,135

43.7

56.3

7,145

48.6

51.4

1,390

21.7

78.3

15,600

43.5

56.5

2002-03

24,565

41.9

58.1

7,370

50.0

50.0

1,595

21.0

78.7

15,600

40.3

59.7

2003-04

26,020

41.1

58.9

8,280

48.0

52.0

9,615

39.8

60.2

8,130

35.6

64.4

2004-05

27,155

40.5

59.5

8,540

49.0

51.0

9,430

38.6

61.4

9,180

34.5

65.5

2005-06

26,530

41.7

58.3

8,915

51.6

48.4

9,560

38.1

61.9

8,055

35.0

65.0

2006-07

26,855

42.9

57.1

9,480

53.4

46.6

8,630

38.1

61.9

8,750

36.4

63.6

2007-08

29,005

44.4

55.6

11,185

55.7

44.3

8,715

38.6

61.4

9,105

36.0

64.0

2008-09

30,355

43.4

56.6

10,740

54.1

45.9

8,890

39.8

60.2

10,725

35.5

64.5

2009-10

32,100

43.7

56.3

11,615

53.9

46.1

9,690

39.5

60.5

10,795

36.4

63.6

All students at colleges

2000-01

2,925

40.7

59.3

0

0.0

0.0

60

32.8

67.2

2,865

40.9

59.1

2001-02

2,180

55.3

44.7

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

2,180

55.3

44.7

2002-03

2,815

49.0

51.0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

2,815

49.0

51.0

2003-04

3,130

56.4

43.6

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

3,130

56.4

43.6

2004-05

1,895

61.2

38.8

10

18.2

81.8

0

0.0

0.0

1,885

61.4

38.6

2005-06

1,390

60.1

39.9

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

1,390

60.1

39.9

2006-07

1,220

59.7

40.3

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

1,220

59.7

40.3

2007-08

1,105

59.9

40.1

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

1,105

59.9

40.1

2008-09

1,490

54.5

45.5

0

0.0

0.0

15

29.4

70.6

1,475

54.8

45.2

2009-10

1,395

48.5

51.5

0

0.0

0.0

35

41.2

58.8

1,360

48.7

51.3

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA) and Scottish Funding Council ( SFC).
In 2003-04 Open University made changes to its recording practices with the result that more students previously recorded as studying at sub-degree level were identified as studying at first degree level.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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