Official statistics

Release schedules

Official statistics and official statistics in development

We apply the principles and practices set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics to the official statistics and official statistics in development that we produce. Among other commitments, this means we publish release dates for forthcoming official statistics.

We aim to provide specific release dates at least four weeks in advance. There may be times when we need to change a publication date, and we will update this webpage accordingly.

Publication

Publication date

2022-23 student numbers for regulatory purposes

Data on the number of full-time equivalent higher education students in the academic year 2022-23 at providers which are registered with the Office for Students.

This publication will be updated every four weeks to include providers that have successfully registered since the last publication.

26 June 2024

Annual TRAC data 2022-23: Income and costs by activity and analysis by TRAC peer group

Official statistic summarising sector aggregate income and costs by activity based on data from higher education providers required to implement and report under the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) methodology.

27 June 2024

Annual release of National Student Survey results

Statistics on students' views about their courses from the National Student Survey.

10 July 2024

Annual release of student outcomes data dashboards

The student outcome measures that we construct for all OfS-registered providers for the purposes of regulating student outcomes.

This publication provides the indicators and split indicators we construct at individual provider level in respect of continuation, completion and progression outcomes. The continuation and completion outcomes will be updated to include the latest student data up to the 2022-23 academic year. Progression outcomes will incorporate information for graduates in the 2021-22 academic year.

Published as a visual and interactive dashboard of data, supported by accompanying data tables, it covers undergraduate and postgraduate students in each combination of mode and level of study.

July 2024

 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the construction of these data dashboards, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Annual release of sector distributions of student outcomes data dashboards

Distributions of the indicator, benchmark and difference from benchmark values calculated in respect of student outcomes and experience measures across all OfS-registered providers.

This publication provides sector distributions for each measure across different modes and levels of study, and for various student and course characteristics. Continuation and completion outcomes will be updated to include the latest student data up to the 2022-23 academic year. Progression outcomes will incorporate information for graduates in the 2021-22 academic year. Student experience measures will incorporate information for final year undergraduates in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

July 2024

 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the construction of these data dashboards, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Annual release of size and shape of provision data dashboards

Information about the size and shape of provision delivered by each provider, updated to include the latest student data up to the 2022-23 academic year.

This publication is intended to support understanding of a provider’s context in terms of its size, the types of courses it offers, the mix of subjects it offers and the characteristics of its students.

July 2024

 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the construction of these data dashboards, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Annual release of access and participation dataset

Data indicators that provide a sector- and provider-level picture of the patterns in access and participation across the student lifecycle.

The access, continuation, completion and degree outcome measures will be updated to include the latest student data up to the 2022-23 academic year. Progression outcomes will incorporate information for graduates in the 2021-22 academic year.

Published for all OfS registered providers delivering undergraduate provision, the dataset consists of a visual and interactive dashboard of data, supported by accompanying data tables.

July 2024

 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the construction of these data dashboards, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Update of TEF indicators

The student outcome and experience measures that we construct for all OfS-registered English providers for the purposes of making assessments through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

This publication updates the indicators and split indicators we constructed at individual provider level in respect of continuation, completion and progression outcomes and student experiences to inform TEF 2023 assessments.

Continuation and completion outcomes will be updated to include the latest student data up to the 2022-23 academic year. Progression outcomes will incorporate information for graduates in the 2021-22 academic year. Student experience measures will incorporate information for final year undergraduates in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

Published for all OfS registered providers delivering undergraduate provision, the dataset consists of a visual and interactive dashboard of data, supported by accompanying data tables.

July 2024

 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the construction of these data dashboards, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Student characteristics data

An update to our student characteristics data to include:

  • Population data – different student populations by domicile, undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study, different study characteristics and student characteristics.
  • Student outcomes data – sector-level continuation, attainment, completion and progression rates by different student characteristics.
  • Entry qualifications and subject of study data – sector-level continuation, attainment, completion and progression rates by entry qualifications and subject of study.

July 2024

Update to HESES survey data 

The Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) survey gives an early indication of the number of higher education students studying in each academic year. It is used primarily to inform the allocation of teaching funding for the following academic year.

This is a scheduled update to the data relating to academic year 2023-24 that was originally published on 28 March 2024.

July 2024

Update to key performance measure 3 (Assessment and awards) 
Data on the proportion of students who graduate with first class degrees

No earlier than July 2024 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the update of this key performance measure, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Update to key performance measure 5 (access to higher education) 
Data on the number of young, full-time undergraduate students entering higher education by differing levels of individual disadvantage 

No earlier than July 2024 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the update of this key performance measure, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Update to key performance measure 6 (success and progression) 
Data on the completion and employment from entrant data (CEED) rate over time for full-time undergraduate students at different levels of individual disadvantage

No earlier than July 2024 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the update of this key performance measure, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Update to key performance measure 7 (degree attainment by ethnicity) 
Data on the proportion of graduates within broad ethnic groups who achieve first class degrees and compares these to the proportion of all students receiving a first class degree  

No earlier than July 2024 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the update of this key performance measure, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Update to key performance measure 8 (student choice) 
Data on the proportion of subjects taught and the number of providers per 100,000 residents aged 18 and above by region (for full-time/part-time/apprentices)

No earlier than July 2024 

We will undertake an enhanced data quality assessment prior to the update of this key performance measure, which will inform the timing of the publication.

Ad hoc statistics

We aim to provide a release week or month in advance of publication, but this may be subject to more change than our regular official statistics.

There are no ad hoc official statistic releases planned currently.

Queries

If you have any questions related to our release schedules, please contact [email protected].

Published 01 June 2020
Last updated 18 June 2024
18 June 2024
Updated release schedule: KPMs 3, 5, 6, 7, 8.
24 May 2024
Specified release date for 2022-23 student numbers for regulatory purposes.
23 May 2024
A release date has been added for the annual TRAC data 2022-23.
07 May 2024
Release date added for Prevent accountability and data return sector-level data for academic year 2022-23
24 April 2024
Updated links
10 April 2024
Added annual release of National Student Survey results
03 April 2024
Updated release schedule
28 March 2024
We have published the HESES data
07 December 2023
We have published the Medical and Dental Students (MDS) survey intake numbers.
20 October 2023
Added NSS student characteristics dataset details for November 2023.
22 September 2023
Added MDS survey intakes.
14 September 2023
Added regular update of key performance measures (KPMs)
06 September 2023
Added annual update of data used in area-based measures postcode look-up
10 August 2023
The schedule has been updated to reflect the release of the National Student Survey results.
08 August 2023
The schedule has been updated to reflect the release of key performance measures 1, 2 and 9c.
25 July 2023
Update to our student characteristics data moved to 'published statistics' page
20 July 2023
The schedule has been updated to reflect the release of the latest analysis of degree classifications.
19 July 2023
Pre-release access list for National Student Survey.
18 July 2023
Pre-release access list for annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time report added
07 July 2023
Updates to KPMs 1, 2, and 9C have been added to the schedule.
30 June 2023
Pre-release access list published for 6 July 2023 releases.
27 June 2023
Date confirmed for publication of the 2023 National Student Survey results (10 August 2023).
20 June 2023
Confirmed date for the update to our student characteristics data
15 June 2023
Confirmed dates for updates to progression measures.
09 June 2023
Added HESES and analysis of degree classifications over time.
07 June 2023
The scheduled update to the NSS 2022 results has been cancelled. This is because there were very few changes to the data due to amendments or mergers since the last update in March 2023.
26 April 2023
Release date added for Prevent accountability and data return sector-level data for academic year 2021-22 - 25 May 2023
12 April 2023
Annual release of the following data dashboards: student outcomes, sector distributions of student outcomes and size and shape of provision. All moved to published statistics page.
11 April 2023
Annual TRAC data 2021-22 - release date added
03 April 2023
Pre-release access list published for 12 April 2023 releases
28 March 2023
Annual release of access and participation dataset moved to published statistics page
22 March 2023
Published dates for the annual release of the student outcomes data dashboards, the sector distributions of student outcomes data dashboards and the size and shape of provision data dashboards. Dates also published for the updates to progression measures in the student outcomes data dashboards and the sector distributions of student outcomes data dashboards.
20 March 2023
We have published dates for the annual release of HESES survey data (22 March), updates to our key performance measures (23 March), the annual release of access and participation dataset (28 March), and an update to progression measures in the access and participation dataset (June/July).
24 February 2023
Added Prevent accountability.
08 February 2023
2021-22 student numbers published. The annual release of HESES survey data originally scheduled for 9 February has been delayed so that we can ensure the quality of these statistics.
27 January 2023
Release date confirmed for 2021-22 student numbers
26 January 2023
The Annual release of HESES survey data has been added to the schedule.
16 December 2022
The intake numbers from the UK-wide Medical and Dental Students (MDS) survey have been published.
12 December 2022
Notice that the update to the 2022 National Student Survey results due to be published on 14 December 2022 has been cancelled because the change since the previous release was very small and makes no difference to the interpretation of the statistics.
09 November 2022
Release date confirmed for the annual release of intake numbers from UK-wide Medical and Dental Students (MDS) survey, and pre-release access list published for the release of student characteristics data: student outcomes
03 November 2022
Delayed publication of student characteristics data by one week.
06 October 2022
We have added 'Equality, diversity and student characteristics data: student outcomes' to the schedule.
28 September 2022
Updated to reflect the release of the September update to the NSS data.
28 September 2022
Autumn updates for 'a geography of employment', 'Associations between characteristics of students' and releases relating to student outcome and experience measures added to the schedule
27 September 2022
Update of HESES data confirmed for 28 October 2022.
22 September 2022
Access and participation plan monitoring has been published.
20 September 2022
The release date for our key performance measures has been changed to 3 November.
08 September 2022
Update of key performance measures published - moved to published statistics page
01 September 2022
Added release of 2021-22 student numbers to the schedule.
31 August 2022
Date specified (30 September 2022) for annual update of data used in area-based measures postcode look-up
30 August 2022
Updates to National Student Survey results 2022 added to the schedule for September and December 2022
23 August 2022
Added release of 2020-21 access and participation plan monitoring data to the schedule
11 August 2022
Added KPMs to the schedule.
12 July 2022
Pre-release access list updated for Prevent accountability and data return.
06 July 2022
National Student Survey 2022 results published - moved to published statistics page. Pre-release access list updated for Prevent accountability and data return.
04 July 2022
Pre-release access list for the NSS 2022 results updated
30 June 2022
The page has been updated to: 1. Reflect the release of the annual TRAC data and a summary of the Annual Financial Return 2. Include the pre-release access list for the National Student Survey results
28 June 2022
Pre-release access list published for Prevent accountability and data return 2020-21, and annual update of data used in area-based measures postcode look-up added to the schedule for autumn 2022
23 June 2022
The publication date for the Annual TRAC data 2020-21 has been updated to 30 June 2022 and a pre-release access list added.
17 June 2022
Publication date added for the Prevent accountability and data return.
16 June 2022
Publication date added for the analysis of the financial health of the higher education sector.
15 June 2022
Update to National Student Survey results 2021 published - moved to published statistics page
07 June 2022
Annual update to equality and diversity student data published - moved to published statistics page
26 May 2022
Updated to reflect the release of the updated analysis of Uni Connect.
23 May 2022
Pre-release access list published for the National evaluation of Uni Connect analysis
19 May 2022
Updated to reflect the release of the update of data analysis of unconditional offers, and to add National Student Survey annual release to the schedule.
18 May 2022
Update to equality and diversity student data added for June.
10 May 2022
Pre-release access list published for the annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time
03 May 2022
Release date added for TRAC 2020-21 data and analysis.
21 April 2022
Release date added for the evaluation of Uni Connect.
11 April 2022
Prevent accountability and data return sector-level data for academic year 2020-21, added to schedule for summer 2022
05 April 2022
Dates confirmed for annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time, and the update of data analysis of unconditional offers
24 March 2022
Annual release of access and participation dataset and updates to OfS key performance measures published - moved to published statistics page
23 March 2022
Pre-release access list published for the annual release of the access and participation dataset
16 March 2022
National Student Survey results 2021 updated - moved to published statistics page
23 February 2022
Release date confirmed for data for key performance measures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 18; Annual release of access and participation dataset.
16 February 2022
2020-21 student numbers now published and moved to published statistics page. Update to Key Performance Measure 26 – Regulatory burden scheduled for April 2022.
11 February 2022
Release of latest data for key performance measures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 18 scheduled for March 2022. A geography of English higher education scheduled for 17 February.
10 February 2022
Date for release of National Student Survey results 2021 moved from 8 to 15 June 2022.
09 February 2022
HESES survey data now published - moved to published statistics page. Further HESES updates also added to the release schedule, for July and October 2022.
20 January 2022
Updated to remove the ad hoc statistics for the January 2022 consultations.
18 January 2022
Release date confirmed for ad hoc experimental statistics to support consultations on regulating student outcomes, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and construction of student outcome and experience measures for use in OfS regulation.
14 January 2022
Dates confirmed for: annual release of HESES survey data; release of 2020-21 student numbers
10 January 2022
Annual release of access and participation dataset scheduled for spring 2022
09 December 2021
Pre-release access list added for the update to KPM 19.
08 November 2021
KPM 19 update added to schedule
20 October 2021
Annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time moved to spring 2022
15 October 2021
Update to Key Performance Measure 26 – Regulatory burden added
13 October 2021
Update to associations between characteristics of students (ABCS) and KPM 17: graduate wellbeing have now been released
30 September 2021
The annual update of data used in area-based measures postcode look-up has now been released.
29 September 2021
Updated to reflect the release of the September update to the NSS results.
27 September 2021
Statistics added for October 2021.
23 September 2021
Schedule updated to reflect two releases during November 2021.
21 September 2021
The update to HESES survey data relating to academic year 2020-21 has been published.
14 September 2021
Ad hoc statistics published for UCAS-placed applicants by POLAR4 28 in 2021.
10 September 2021
Updated to included the ad hoc statistic, OfS analysis of UCAS-placed applicants by POLAR4 and tariff 28 days after the Joint Council for Qualifications results day.
09 September 2021
Schedule updated to reflect the release of KPM 10 and a schedule of dates for updates to the NSS data.
31 August 2021
Added release date for annual update to postcode look-up tool and KPM 10 annual update
25 August 2021
Prevent monitoring release date updated to 2 September 2021.
15 July 2021
Updated to reflect the publication of the annual release of National Student Survey results.
07 July 2021
Added pre-release access list for NSS 2021 data
17 June 2021
Added date for release of Annual TRAC 2019-20
16 June 2021
Date added for the annual release of National Student Survey results.
15 June 2021
Update to HESES survey data relating to academic year 2020-21 added
09 June 2021
Page updated to reflect the release of the latest update to the NSS data.
04 June 2021
Entries added for the update of data analysis of unconditional offers and the annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time.
20 May 2021
Date added for the update to equality and diversity student data and an entry added for the update to associations between characteristics of students.
19 May 2021
Pre-release list added for the national evaluation of Uni Connect.
18 May 2021
Updated to reflect the release of OfS key performance measure 26 and the pre-release access list for Projected completion and employment from entrant data.
14 May 2021
Date added for projected completion and employment from entrant data.
13 May 2021
Dates added for the annual TRAC data 2019-20 and the geography of employment and earning data.
23 April 2021
Date added for the national evaluation of Uni Connect.
20 April 2021
Student number data 2020-21 added for 2022 release and and KPM 26 added for May 2021 release.
17 March 2021
Updated to reflect the release of the NSS data.
11 March 2021
Details added for the release of updates to the latest key performance measures, updates to the access and participation dataset and updates to TUNDRA.
09 March 2021
Pre-release access list added for the annual release of the access and participation dataset.
16 February 2021
Update with sector level summary report for annual release of access and participation dataset and KPM 16 release date added.
11 February 2021
Schedule updated to include dates for the updates to OfS key performance measures, TUNDRA and the access and participation dataset.
10 February 2021
Date removed following the publication of the 2019-20 student numbers data.
09 February 2021
Date removed following publication of annual release of HESES survey data.
08 January 2021
Date added for the analysis of the transparency return.
08 January 2021
Date removed following publication of the analysis of the transparency return.
21 December 2020
Date added for the annual release of HESES survey data.
18 December 2020
Page updated to reflect the release of projected rates of progression from entry to professional employment.
17 December 2020
Page updated to reflect the release of the medical and dental intake data.
16 December 2020
Pre-release access list added for Projected rates of progression from entry to professional employment.
15 December 2020
Release list added for Access and continuation data by ethnicity, provider tariff group and subject group.
09 December 2020
Access and continuation data by ethnicity, provider tariff group and subject group publication date added.
08 December 2020
Page updated to reflect the release of: the report on graduate wellbeing, student transfers, and key performance measures 8 and 9.
26 November 2020
Update to associations between characteristics of students, key performance measure 7 and ad hoc statistic, Differences in student outcomes have all been published.
23 November 2020
Date added for experimental statistic: student transfers, and the annual release of intake numbers from the medical and dental survey.
18 November 2020
Pre-release access list added for annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time.
17 November 2020
Link to B3 sector indicators removed.
13 November 2020
Date added for registration condition B3: 2020 sector-level indicators.
12 November 2020
Date added for Graduate outcomes: wellbeing.
03 November 2020
Listed added for an update to differences in student outcomes.
29 October 2020
Added release details for: KPMs 7, 8 and 9; Update to associations between characteristics of students (ABCS).
27 October 2020
Sector analysis of National Student Survey results 2020 moved to published statistics page.
23 October 2020
Update to HESES survey data relating to academic year 2019-20 moved to published statistics page.
23 October 2020
Date specified for annual release of the analysis of degree classifications over time.
22 October 2020
Postgraduate research students at high tariff providers report moved to published statistics page.
14 October 2020
Entries for updates to NSS results 2019 and 2020 moved to published statistics page.
02 October 2020
Release dates added for the HESES data in October and updates to the NSS data over four quarters.
28 September 2020
Sector analysis of National Student Survey results 2020 added to the schedule.
24 September 2020
Area-based measures, postcode lookup date moved to published statistics page.
02 September 2020
Publication date added for the annual update of data used in area-based measures postcode look-up.
25 August 2020
Updates on the releases of the analysis of degree classifications over time, and the registration condition B3 2020 sector-level indicators.
31 July 2020
Release data added for Registration condition B3: 2020 sector-level indicators.
29 July 2020
Updates to HESES and HEIFES data moved to published statistics page.
29 July 2020
Update to HESES survey data relating to academic year 2019-20 added to October 2020.
15 July 2020
Annual release of NSS results moved to published statistics page.
14 July 2020
Pre-release access list for National Student Survey 2020 results published.
07 July 2020
Pre-release access list for unconditional offers data analysis update published.
29 June 2020
Date specified for HESES and HEIFES data updates.
18 June 2020
Annual release of TRAC data - pre-release access list updated.
16 June 2020
Change to the publication date of the update of data analysis of unconditional offers.
10 June 2020
Date specified for the annual release of National Student Survey results.
04 June 2020
Ad-hoc statistic 'Differences in student outcomes: further characteristics' moved to published statistics page.
01 June 2020
Official statistics release schedule moved from overview page, and new release schedule for ad-hoc statistics published.

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