The OfS Register

The Register lists all the English higher education providers officially registered by the OfS. It is a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status.

Number of registered providers:

420

To join the Register, providers must go through the registration process.

The downloadable file available below is the first iteration of the OfS Register. We will undertake further development work to:

  • provide additional regulatory information about individual registered providers
  • improve the presentation and usability of the data contained in the Register.
Download the Register as a spreadsheet Find an access and participation plan or access agreement

The OfS is also responsible for creating the list of English ‘recognised bodies’ as defined in section 216(4) of the Education Reform Act 1988. 

‘Recognised bodies’ are those higher education providers that are authorised to award degrees and they are normally expected to register with the OfS. 

This means that further information about each recognised body can be found on the OfS’s Register. 

The most recent Recognised Bodies Order was made in June 2020.

Last updated 22 July 2021
22 July 2021
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29 January 2021
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