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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.


ACCESS AND EQUALITIES

Table 24a. Students in higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by receipt of Disabled Students Allowance ( DSA) and disability type: 2009-10

Total

HEIs

Colleges

HE student population

287,565

237,765

49,800

students declaring a disability

21,050

17,330

3,720

of which:

Disability and in receipt of DSA

5,800

5,560

235

Disability but NOT in receipt of DSA

10,585

9,830

755

Disability but DSA information not known/not sought

4,665

1,940

2,730

No known disability

266,515

220,430

46,080

Disability type:

Blind/are partially sighted

540

430

110

Deaf/have a hearing impairment

850

685

165

Wheelchair user/have mobility difficulties

755

585

170

Personal care support

55

50

5

Mental health difficulties

1,765

1,490

275

An unseen disability, e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma

4,120

3,130

990

Multiple disabilities

1,820

1,690

130

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

295

295

-

A specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia

8,695

7,260

1,435

A disability not listed above

2,220

1,715

500

Total

21,050

17,330

3,720

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA).
Students with an autistic spectrum disorder are included in the category 'A disability not listed above' in the Colleges column as they are not reported separately at colleges.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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