Mature Students:Written question - 36628

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Asked on: 04 May 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Mature Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many mature students were enrolled in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
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Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 09 May 2016

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students enrolled at UK Higher Education Providers in the annual Statistical First Release (SFR) Enrolments and Qualifications from Higher Education, which is available at the link.

https://hesa.ac.uk/sfr224

Information on first year Higher Education enrolments in each of the last ten years by age group has been provided in the table.

First year enrolments in Higher Education by age

UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic Years 2005/06 to 2014/15

Academic Year

20 and under

21-24 years

25-29 years

30 and over

Age unknown

Total

2005/06

350,755

200,240

138,250

362,310

6,260

1,057,815

2006/07

348,725

204,505

143,225

356,640

4,800

1,057,900

2007/08

364,030

208,565

144,370

348,830

3,030

1,068,830

2008/09

387,615

228,865

155,720

369,375

2,445

1,144,020

2009/10

405,305

249,210

161,410

366,875

2,390

1,185,190

2010/11

404,975

248,785

156,605

334,640

965

1,145,970

2011/12

424,495

245,690

141,220

305,245

685

1,117,335

2012/13

373,470

228,120

123,555

245,800

465

971,410

2013/14

400,205

231,765

125,510

238,100

155

995,740

2014/15

411,185

230,160

123,190

224,085

265

988,890

Source: HESA Student Record

1 Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.

2 Age refers to known students' ages on 31st August at the start of the academic year.

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