STEM Subjects: Graduates:Written question - 220475

Q
Asked by Simon Kirby
(Brighton, Kemptown)
Asked on: 12 January 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
STEM Subjects: Graduates
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students in England and Wales graduated in STEM subjects in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Greg Clark
Answered on: 19 January 2015

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes data on student enrolments at UK Higher Education Providers. Statistics on the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic First Degree qualifiers at English and Welsh Higher Education Providers over the last five years are provided in the table.

In the 2013/14 academic year, a new methodology was implemented (which counted Open University students by their national centre and not the administrative centre). Therefore, this new methodology has been applied for the previous years to ensure consistency with the data.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency will publish statistics for the 2014/15 academic year in January 2016.

First Degree Qualifiers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic Subjects

English and Welsh Higher Education Providers

Academic Years 2009/10 to 2013/14

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

England

116, 000

121,315

128,165

135,825

142,160

Wales

8,445

9,055

9,565

9,670

10,135

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest five

2. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic subjects has been classified by using the Joint Academic Coding System and is comprised of the following subject areas: Medicine & dentistry; Subjects allied to medicine; Biological sciences; Veterinary science; Agriculture & related subjects; Physical sciences; Mathematical sciences; Computer science; Engineering & technology; Architecture, building & planning

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