Every year, Universities UK produces an annual collection of facts and figures on UK higher education institutions. This publication always proves very popular, as it presents a vast range of information in bite size chunks, providing readers with an overview of higher education in the UK, covering the student population, staff population and finances.
We thought you might like to see a taster of the findings included in the latest publication.
- In 2010-11, more undergraduate students studied Arts and Design than Engineering, 154,765 versus 115,930 students respectively.
- In the same year, there were more students in the UK studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) than a doctorate: 21,215 compared to 20,080 students.
- The percentage of part-time students on the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level has declined between 2009-10 and 2010-11 (by 6.1% and 0.6% respectively).
The balance of academic staff in UK higher education institutions between male and female is around 56% to 44%, with around a quarter of staff being of non-UK nationality. 12% are from black and ethnic minority groups.
International mix of students
- When looking at the percentage of non-UK domiciled students, slightly more are from African countries (8.6%) than from North America (6.1%), but most are from Asia (43.4%).
- More than a third of postgraduate taught students and 4 out of 10 postgraduate research students are from a country other than the UK.
Income of UK higher education institutions
- In 2010-11, the total income of UK higher education institutions was £27.6 billion.
- And more than 50 institutions had an income of £100-200 million.