Education: Historical statistics (Paul Bolton – 2012)
All figures are for students from all domiciles.
Full-time first degree students only.
Major breaks in series:
1925 -Excludes higher degrees awarded without further study
1973 -includes universities in Northern Ireland
1994- includes former Polytechnics and the Open University from now on
2000 -includes students qualifying from ‘dormant’ status – where a student is not actively studying for their qualification. This may be where there is an administrative delay between completion and award. These qualifications were not previously recorded. The main impact is on the number of doctorates.