Data collection

Get the HESES data

This page gives data for the Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) survey.

These figures are submitted by individual higher education providers and give an early indication of the number of students studying in each academic year. They include estimates of student activity for the full academic year and are used primarily to inform the allocation of teaching funding for the following academic year.

Summary for the 2022-23 academic year

The figures below were compiled on 7 June 2023 using HESES22 data.

A provider's data is included in the figures if they are registered with the Office for Students in the Approved (fee cap) category and they signed off their HESES22 data by 1 June 2023.

The data does not provide a complete picture of higher education provision in England. Only providers who are registered with the Office for Students in the Approved (fee cap) category are required to return HESES22.

Estimate of total years countable in the 2022-23 academic year

2,453,049

Estimate of years completed in the 2022-23 academic year

2,133,546

Estimated FTE of years completed in the 2022-23 academic year

1,870,696

Estimate of total new entrants in the 2022-23 academic year

1,093,315

Downloads for the 2022-23 academic year                        

The file below contains a breakdown of the summary figures. It also contains further information about the data.

Table CSV files

The files below contain the underlying data that is used in the summary data workbook. Descriptions of the fields in the downloads are available in the summary data workbook above.

Summary CSV files

The files below contain summarised underlying data. Information on these data summaries is provided in the summary data workbook above.

Last updated 06 July 2023
06 July 2023
Updated figures, workbook and data files with 7 June data.
22 March 2023
Summary updated and data files published for the 2022-23 academic year
28 October 2022
Updated figures, workbook and data files with 18 October data.
15 July 2022
Updated figures, workbook and data files with 8 July figures.
09 February 2022
Summary updated and data files published for the 2021-22 academic year
21 September 2021
The data files for the 2020-21 academic year have been updated.
09 February 2021
Data updated for 2020-21
23 October 2020
Update to HESES19 data
29 July 2020
Update to HESES19 data and HESES18 and HEIFES18 data
11 February 2020
HESES19 survey data published

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