The statistical bulletins below are produced by the Department using data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Student enrolments on higher education courses: Northern Ireland

The bulletins provide details of Northern Ireland (NI) domiciled students enrolled at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and details of all students enrolled at NI HEIs for each academic year.

Prior to 2008/09 the bulletins also included details of NI domiciled students enrolled on HE courses at UK further education colleges (FECs) and Republic of Ireland institutions and all students enrolled on HE courses at NI FECs .

This information is available in the statistical fact sheet section.

To view the statistical bulletins, please select the year required.

Higher Education enrolment figures for all UK countries can be downloaded from the HESA website.

Quality of higher education statistics

Information on the collection, validation and quality assurance of higher education data and statistics, and the quality guidance used in managing the production of  higher education statistics can be accessed from the following link.


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