Student number data

Get the current student numbers data

This page contains current higher education student numbers, reported as full-time equivalence (FTE), of providers registered with the Office for Students. Download the document below to see the data.

About the data

Table 1a contains data for providers that returned either the Student record, Student Alternative record or Individualised Learner Record (ILR) in line with requirements for OfS registered providers in 2021-22. This data has been calculated using our 2021-22 method for calculating student numbers.

Table 1b contains the numbers of full-time equivalent higher education students on undergraduate courses relevant to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for each provider.

Table 2 contains data for providers that did not return Student, Student Alternative or ILR data in line with requirements for OfS registered providers in 2021-22. This normally includes providers that were not registered in 2021-22.

This information is taken from the most up-to-date financial data available when the provider is first published in Table 2. Where available, this information is taken from the financial tables submitted as part of the Annual Financial Return. Otherwise this information has been taken from the financial tables submitted as part of the registration process.

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

Last updated: 7 February 2024

Queries about the data

If you have any queries about the student number data, please email [email protected].

The Office for Students is committed to following the Code of Practice for the statistics it produces. Further information is available on our statistics release schedule.

If you have any other questions or complaints about statistics produced by the Office for Students, please email [email protected].

Last updated 07 February 2024
07 February 2024
2021-22 spreadsheet updated.
10 January 2024
Updated spreadsheet.
13 December 2023
Updated the 2021-22 spreadsheet.
15 November 2023
Updated the 2021-22 spreadsheet to include changes in registration status.
18 October 2023
Updates 2021-22 spreadsheet to include changes in registration status.
20 September 2023
Updated 2021-22 datafile to include recently registered providers.
25 August 2023
Updated 2021-22 datafile and archives 2020-21 information.
26 July 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to include recently registered providers.
28 June 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to include recently registered providers.
31 May 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to include recently registered providers.
04 May 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to reflect changes to registered providers.
06 April 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to reflect changes to registered providers.
08 March 2023
Updated 2020-21 and 2021-22 datafiles to include recently registered providers.
22 February 2023
The 2021-22 datafile was updated to reflect a correction to the sector totals in Table 1a and Table 1b.
15 February 2023
The 2021-22 datafile was updated to reflect a correction to an exclusion clause. Incoming reciprocal Turing Scheme students (EXCHANGE=O) were erroneously included in the data published on 8 February 2023. They are now excluded from the population when using data returned in the student record. EXCHANGE=O was a new value added for 2021-22.
08 February 2023
2021-22 data published, 2020-21 data updated
11 January 2023
2020-21 datafile updated
14 December 2022
2020-21 datafile updated
16 November 2022
2020-21 datafile updated
19 October 2022
2020-21 datafile updated
22 September 2022
2020-21 datafile updated
24 August 2022
2020-21 datafile updated, 2019-20 data moved to archive page
03 August 2022
Student number data updated.
04 July 2022
2020-21 student numbers spreadsheet updated to correct a minor error
29 June 2022
Student number data updated.
01 June 2022
Student number data updated.
04 May 2022
Student number data updated.
06 April 2022
Student number data updated.
09 March 2022
Student number data updated
16 February 2022
Student number data 2020-21 published
09 February 2022
Student number data updated
12 January 2022
Student number data updated
15 December 2021
Student number data updated
29 November 2021
Student number data updated
28 October 2021
Student number data updated
29 September 2021
Student number data updated
03 September 2021
Student number data updated
06 August 2021
Student number data updated
07 July 2021
Student number data updated
09 June 2021
Student number data updated
13 May 2021
Student number data updated
14 April 2021
Student number data updated
10 March 2021
Data updated to reflect amendment for one provider
10 February 2021
Student number data added for 2019-20
13 January 2021
2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
16 December 2020
2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
18 November 2020
2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
21 October 2020
2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
24 September 2020
2017-18 data file moved to data and documentation archive, 2018-19 data file updated
26 August 2020
2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
30 July 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
01 July 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
03 June 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
06 May 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
08 April 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
11 March 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet and 2018-19 data spreadsheet updated
12 February 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet updated and 2018-19 data spreadsheet published
15 January 2020
2017-18 data spreadsheet updated
18 December 2019
2017-18 data spreadsheet updated
27 November 2019
2017-18 data spreadsheet updated

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