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Higher Education statistical publications, produced by BIS and partner organisations, cover a range of areas including enrolments, qualifications obtained and destinations of qualifiers from higher education institutions, student finance take-up and expenditure, and participation rates in higher education.

Official Statistics-producing partner organisations include the Higher Education Statistics Agency and the Student Loans Company. You can also find previous editions of the releases listed below on their websites: Previous editions of the release on Participation Rates in Higher Education published by DIUS can be found below.

Users can find further information about the Higher Education student timeline and the uses of Higher Education statistics as follows:
If you have any comments or feedback on the information provided in these statistical releases, please contact the Higher Education statistics team.

The Student Loans for Higher Education in England: Financial Year 2010-11 SFR, previously announced for publication on 14 June 2011, will now be published on 16 June 2011. The date has been changed to avoid coinciding with other activity in the higher education sector. This also applies to the Income Contingent Repayments by Repayment Cohort and Tax Year, 2000/01 to 2009/10 Official Statistics release, due to be published on the same day.

The National Statistics publications on higher education are the following:
  
Producer Title Publication type Date of release
DIUS Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 1999/2000 2006/07 Statistical First Release 27 March 2008
DIUS Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 1999/2000 2007/08 Statistical First Release 31 March 2009
SLC Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic Year 2009/10 (Provisional) Statistical First Release 25 November 2009
  Revision 1   27 January 2010
  Revision 2   24 March 2010
HESA Higher Education Student Enrolments and Qualifications obtained at Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2008/09 Statistical First Release 14 January 2010
BIS Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 2006/07 to 2008/09 (Provisional) Statistical First Release 31 March 2010
SLC Student Loans for Higher Education in England financial year 2009-10 Statistical First Release 22 June 2010
HESA Destinations of leavers from higher education in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2008/09 Statistical First Release 01 July 2010
HESA Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2008/09 Compendium 23 September 2010
SLC Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic Year 2010/11 (Provisional) Statistical First Release 25 November 2010
HESA Higher Education Student Enrolments and Qualifications obtained at Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2009/10 Statistical First Release 13 January 2011
BIS Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 2006/07 to 2009/10 (Provisional) Statistical First Release 31 March 2011
SLC Student Loans for Higher Education in England: Financial Year 2010-11 Statistical First Release 16 June 2011
HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education in the UK: academic year 2009/10 Statistical First Release 30 June 2011
HESA Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2009/10 Statistical Volume Compendium  22 September 2011
SLC Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic Year 2011/12 Statistical First Release November 2011
HESA Higher Education Student Enrolments and Qualifications Obtains at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for the academic year 2010/11 Statistical First Release January 2012
BIS Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 2007/08 to 2010/11 (Provisional)    Statistical First Release March 2012





In addition, BIS produces the following reports under official statistics conditions:

Income Contingent Repayments by Repayment Cohort and Tax Year, 2000/01 to 2008/09 (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 22 June 2010

Income Contingent Repayments by Repayment Cohort and Tax Year, 2000/01 to 2009/10 (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 16 June 2011

Widening Higher Education Participation Measures: 2010 Update - 22 July 2010

Provisional Statistics on Student Support Applications for Higher Education in England in 2010/11 - 20 August, 26 August, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October and 21 October

Higher Education Student Support Applications to Student Finance England in Academic Year 2011/12 (Provisional) as at 31 July, (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 09 August 2011

Higher Education Student Support Applications to Student Finance England in Academic Year 2011/12 (Provisional) as at 30 June, (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 07 July 2011

Higher Education Student Support Applications to Student Finance England in Academic Year 2011/12 (Provisional) as at 31 May, (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 09 June 2011  

Higher Education Student Support Applications to Student Finance England in Academic Year 2011/12 (Provisional) as at 31 August, (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans Company) - 08 September 2011

Widening Participation in Higher Education : Analysis of progression rates for young people in England by free school meal receipt and school type - 10 August 2011

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions Longitudinal Survey of the 2006/07 Cohort: Key Findings Report (produced and published in collaboration with the Higher Education Statistics Agency) - 1 September 2011

Higher Education Student Support Applications to Student Finance England in Academic Year
2011/12 (Provisional) as at 30 September, (produced and published in collaboration with the Student Loans
Company)
- 11 October 2011

Some statistics on higher education in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are published by the relevant Devolved Administration. Links are provided below:

Lifelong Learning in Scotland

Post-16 Education in Wales (also available in Welsh)

Higher Education in Northern Ireland

Some student support statistics for each country are available from the Student Loans Company website
 

 
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