Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 9a: Historical and forecast number of full-time higher education undergraduate course entrants, by domicile

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Historical and forecast number of full-time higher education undergraduate course entrants by domicile. 

Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of entrants
  • Actual or forecast
  • Category
  • Course
Time period
2015/16 to 2025/26

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Student entrantsTotalTotal201516389000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Student entrantsTotalTotal201617397000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Student entrantsTotalTotal201718397000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Student entrantsTotalTotal201819401000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Student entrantsTotalTotal201920426000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
actual_forecastActual or forecast - Filter by actual or forecast
categoryCategory - Filter by entrants category
courseCourse - Filter by course
domicileDomicile - Filter by domicile
entrantsNumber of entrants


  1. Figures have been rounded to the closest 1,000 students so may not sum to totals.
  2. Although 2019/20 entrants are outturn, 2019/20 loan-eligible entrants are partially forecast based on historic proportions of entrants eligible for tuition fee loans.
  3. Coverage: Full-time undergraduate England-domiciled entrants to UK providers and EU-domiciled entrants to providers in England. Included provider types are specifically: higher education institutions (HEIs) and designated alternative providers (APs) registered with the Office for Students (OfS) as an Approved (fee cap) provider; HEIs in the devolved administrations. Excluded provider types in England include further education colleges (FECs) and former non-designated APs registered as Approved (fee cap), as well as Approved providers. Excluded provider types in the devolved administrations include FECs and APs.
  4. Since 2017/18, nursing, midwifery and allied health profession (AHP) entrants have been part of the main student support system, making them eligible to receive tuition fee loans.
  5. Fee loan-eligible entrants are a subset of those student entrants eligible for tuition fee loans from Student Finance England.

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