Pre-£9K fees top income streams

The growing importance of tuition fee income for UK universities has been highlighted by Higher Education Statistics Agency data

October 3, 2013

In 2011-12, before £9,000 fees were introduced, 35 per cent of the £28 billion the universities received came through tuition charges, up from  per cent in 2007-08. Just 30 per cent came from funding body grants, down from 36 per cent four years before.

The data come from a summary of statistics published by Hesa on 19 September.

The figures also show that of the 2.5 million students in the UK in 2011-12, 56 per cent were female.

Half of all qualifications awarded that year were first degrees, with 42 per cent of all students studying science.

The data also suggest that three-quarters of graduates were employed six months after leaving university and 21 per cent were in further study. Seven per cent were doing both.

Source: Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2011/12, Hesa. Percentages are rounded and may not add up to 100%

elizabeth.gibney@tsleducation.com

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