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This is a list of institutions in the United Kingdom by the number of students enrolled in higher education courses. The source for the figures is the
Higher Education Statistics Agency The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education in the United Kingdom. HESA was set up by agreement between the relevant gover ...
(HESA) statistics for . The student numbers include full-time and part-time, and are broken down into undergraduate and postgraduate students. Some institutes enrol students in both higher education and
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courses, so student numbers may be higher for such institutes. Numbers are of actual enrollments, not FTEs. The data show that 2.28 million people were enrolled in higher education at the higher education providers reporting statistics to HESA. Statistics are for students within the UK only and do not include distance-learning and transnational education students studying overseas. There were 666,815 overseas students recorded by HESA in 2018/19, of which 260,155 were registered at
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, the majority of whom were studying on
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courses. Other universities with over 10,000 overseas students in 2018/19 were the
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(40,675), the Open University (29,610), Coventry (16,785), Nottingham (15,740), Liverpool (14,730), Heriot-Watt (11,955), Staffordshire (11,900) and Middlesex (11,890).


Universities and other higher education providers by size


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List of largest universities by enrollment This list of largest universities by enrollment in the world includes total active enrollment across all campuses, as well as off-campus study. The enrollment numbers listed are the sum of undergraduate and graduate school, graduate students in ac ...
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List of universities in the United Kingdom This is a list of universities in the United Kingdom (alphabetical by substantive name). Below that are lists of university college In a number of countries, a university college is a college institution that provides tertiary education but do ...
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List of UK universities by date of foundation This is a list of Universities in the United Kingdom by the date of their foundation as universities. In many cases the supposed date of foundation as a university is open to debate, particularly for the ancient university, ancient universities. ...
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List of UK universities by endowment The following is a list of British universities This is a list of universities in the United Kingdom (alphabetical by substantive name). Below that are lists of university colleges and other recognised bodies (institutions with degree awarding ...


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Enrollment Enrollment (American spelling) or enrolment (British spelling) may refer to: * Matriculation, the process of initiating attendance to a school * The act of entering an item into a Scroll, roll or scroll. * The total number of students properly re ...
Statistics of education